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Qualifying results - Japanese Grand Prix 2017 // Mercedes show off their pace but Grosjean hits the barriers

Mercedes show off their pace but Grosjean hits the barriers
Credit: Haas F1 Team

Q1 finished earlier than anticipated in Suzuka, when Romain Grosjean hit the barriers with a big impact crash. The red flags brought the action to a halt and the session wasn't restarted. Sauber dropped out, as did Stroll and Gasly. The McLarens were split, Fernando Alonso making it into the top ten but Stoffel Vandoorne missing out and finishing 11th.

At the front end of the field, Mercedes had something extra over and above everyone else, with Hamilton and Bottas earning a 1-2 finish for the team. However, penalties will adjust the grid quite significantly.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:27.31918
2Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:27.65117
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:27.79119
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:28.30613
5Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:28.33212
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:28.49815
7Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:29.11116
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:29.26017
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:29.48016
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:30.68713
11Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:29.77811
12Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:29.87910
13Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:29.97211
14Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:30.02210
15Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:30.41311
16Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:30.8495
17Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.3177
18Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:31.4096
19Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:31.5977
20Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:31.8857