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Japan 2012 - Qualifying results // Sebastian Vettel secures Suzuka pole for fourth year in a row

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Red Bull locked out the front row of the grid with Vettel picking up pole position and teammate Webber securing second place alongside him. Button was third, but faces a gearbox penalty, whilst further back there were struggles. Mercedes have had a tough time of it, whilst Bruno Senna was held up by Jean-Éric Vergne and couldn't make it out of the first session.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:30.83911
2Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:31.09015
3Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:31.29014
4Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:31.70016
5Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:31.89820
6Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:32.02220
7Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:32.11417
8Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:32.20818
9Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:32.32717
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.27212
11Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:32.29312
12Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.32714
13Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:32.46910
14Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:32.51211
15Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:32.62516
16Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.95414
17Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:33.36814
18Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:33.4058
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:34.6576
20Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:35.2138
21Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:35.3856
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:35.4298
23Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:35.4328
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:36.7346

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