2012 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX 5-7 October, Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan Practice 1: Friday, 10 am (2 am GMT) Practice 2: Friday, 2 pm (6 am GMT) Practice 3: Saturday, 11 am (3 am GMT) Qualifying: Saturday, 2 pm (6 am GMT) Race: Sunday, 3 pm (7 am GMT) Friday: Mostly cloudy Saturday: Cloudy Sunday: Most cloudy Current standings: 1. Alonso: 194 2. Vettel: 165 3. Raikkonen: 148 4. Hamilton: 142 5. Webber: 132 1. Red Bull: 297 2. McLaren: 261 3. Ferrari: 245 4. Lotus: 231 5. Mercedes: 136 Alonso is still comfortably leading the championship at this stage, though Vettel, who is usually very strong towards the end of the season is hot on his tail, as Webber has fallen behind Hamilton and Raikkonen and is being caught by a resurgent Button. The midfield battle has heated up as Force India have found form usually seen in Sauber, getting them closer to Sauber and a faltering Mercedes team, whilst Williams and Toro Rosso become plagued with bad luck and mechanical issues. Marussia have surprisingly overtaken the faster Caterham team in the standings after Glock's very lucky 12th place at Singapore, whilst HRT make steady progress to keep up with them.