Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in the 3rd practice session for the Japanese GP in Suzuka. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel completed the top 3.

The session started with the track slightly wet, so just a few drivers dared to go on track right away. Alonso was the first one to set a time with the medium compound, while Gutiérrez had difficulties to maintain his Haas on track.

Rosberg and Hamilton were on top with the mediums, followed by Räikkönen and the Red Bulls, 4 tenths behind. The final 15 minutes were used to test the soft compund. Rosberg went fastest, 3 tenths ahead of Ricciardo. Vettel followed them 7 tenths behind. Verstappen, Räikkönen, Massa, Hamilton, Palmer, Magnussen and Hülkenberg completed the top 10.