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Japan 2009 - Qualifying results // Vettel and Trulli lock out the front row on Saturday

Published by Christine

There were red flags and all kinds of chaos today making the grid something to behold. Plenty of penalties were handed out afterwards, mixing things up even more. Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position, whilst FP3 leader Jarno Trulli secured a front row grid slot alongside the German.

PositionDriverTimeLaps
1Sebastien Vettel1:32.16014
2Jarno Trulli1:32.22020
3Lewis Hamilton1:32.39521
4Nick Heidfeld1:32.94519
5Kimi Räikkönen1:32.98023
6Nico Rosberg1:31.48217
7Robert Kubica1:32.34115
8Adrian Sutil1:32.46620
9Rubens Barrichello1:32.66018
10Jaime AlguersuariNo Time (Q2)14
11Jenson Button1:32.96218
12Giancarlo Fisichella1:31.70411
13Heikki KovalainenNo Time (Q3)21
14Sébastien BuemiNo Time (Q3)12
15Kazuki Nakajima1:31.7188
16Romain Grosjean1:32.0738
17Fernando Alonso1:31.63814
18Vitantonio Liuzzi1:32.0879
19Timo GlockNo Time (Q2)13
20Mark WebberNo Time (Q1)

Note: Sutil, Barrichello, Button, and Alonso given five place grid drops for speeding through yellow flags. Buemi given five place drop for continuing on to the pitlane with a damaged car and impeding other drivers.

Note: Kovalainen and Liuzzi given five place grid drops for changing gearbox.

Note: Glock and Webber using new chassis so will start from pitlane. Decision on Glock's participation to be made tomorrow.

Japan qualifying weights