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Japan 2011 - Qualifying results // Red Bull known McLaren from the top spot in Suzuka

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Sebastian Vettel secured Red Bull's fifteenth pole position this season, but it was a close run thing as Jenson Button vied for the top grid spot and only just missed out. Further back, it was Nico Rosberg who dropped out in Q1 thanks to hydraulic issues, starting way down the order. Kobayashi just managed to squeeze into the top ten, pleasing the home crowd.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:30.46614
2Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:30.47514
3Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:30.61714
4Felipe MassaFerrari1:30.80415
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:30.88613
6Mark WebberRed Bull1:31.15614
7Kamui KobayashiSauberNo Time15
8Michael SchumacherMercedesNo Time10
9Bruno SennaRenaultNo Time12
10Vitaly PetrovRenaultNo Time17
11Adrian SutilForce India1:32.46314
12Paul di RestaForce India1:32.74610
13Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1:33.07913
14Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:33.22414
15Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso1:33.22710
16Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso1:33.42710
17Sergio PérezSauberNo Time6
18Heikki KovalainenLotus1:35.4543
19Jarno TrulliLotus1:35.5146
20Jérôme D'AmbrosioVirgin1:36.4398
21Timo GlockVirgin1:36.5077
22Daniel RicciardoHRT1:37.8467
23Nico RosbergMercedesNo Time1
24Tonio LiuzziHRTNo Time2

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