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Make sure you come back and join us for the race on Sunday, it promises to be a good one!

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That's it then! Webber takes a stunning pole late on in the session, ahead of team-mate Vettel, who struggled with KERS issues.

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Sunday's grid top 10: Webber, Vettel, Hamilton, Grosjean, Massa, Rosberg, Hulkenburg, Alonso, Raikkonen and Button.

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That's it! Mark Webber claims pole position!

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Webber improves again and he's still top with 1m30.915s.

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Out comes the flag.... but by no means the end of the session!

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One flying lap left for everyone - game on!

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All cars have fresh medium tyres on now. And all 10 are out there - it's going to a busy end to qualifying!

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Webber on team radio: “KERS is good now”. Unlike Vettel.

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Alonso claims third ahead of Hamilton with Button in fifth ahead of Grosjean.

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Webber quickly trumps his team-mate with a time of 1m30.975s.

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Vettel posts a time of 1m31.312s to kick things off.

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Button and Grosjean jopin the fray but Rosberg is yet to flinch.

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Hamilton, Webber and Alonso are also out and about.

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Vettel comes out first - there's a turn up for the books!

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Here we go! Ten minutes away from knowing how the grid will line up for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix!

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While at the top end, Vettel led Webber, Grosjean, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Massa, Rosberg, Alonso, Button and Hulkenberg. It's those 10 drivers who will now battle it out for pole.

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The men who fall are Perez, Di Resta, Bottas, Gutierrez, Maldonado and Ricciardo

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Massa does it again at the death! He leaps into sixth to assure he makes it into Q3!

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Hulkenburg jumps up to fifth, leaving Massa in a bit of trouble again.

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Maldonado, Perez, Hulkenberg, Bottas, Gutierrez and Ricciardo are in the drop zone as the flag comes out.

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Grosjean edges ahead of Alonso in third.

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Vettel's team radio: “That’s quick enough.” Er, yes, we think so.

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Ferrari were looking quick, but they've been blown out of the water by the Red Bulls' pace there!

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Indeed, Vettel goes top with an effort of 1m31.290s, while slots in behind his team-mate with a 1m31.513s.

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They both look quick.

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Here come the Red Bulls... let's see what they've got.

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Raikkonen on team radio: “Pretty OK until Turn 6, but then understeer in eight and nine.”

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Hamilton takes top spot briefly before Alonso betters him with a lap of 1m31.828s.

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Alonso looks quick, and Hamilton isn't too much behind him after fast first sectors.

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Di Resta lays down the early benchmark with a 1m33.059s.

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Hulkenberg on team radio:“We've got to go early, I don’t want to be stuck in traffic.”

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Another six drivers to be eliminated in just under 15 minutes' time.

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Di Resta kicks off things as he steers his Force India onto the track.

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Here we go again! Q2 under way!

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Chilton's ream radio: “P19 buddy. Amazing Max, brilliant.”

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So Grosjean finishes quickest in Q1, but it's time to say goodbye to Sutil, Vergne, Chilton, Pic Van der Garde and Bianchi.

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A big scare there for Massa, but he emerges with aplomb.

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Massa briefly finds himself in the mire, but he responds to go second!

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The flag comes out...

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Gutierrez, Sutil, Pic, Van der Garde, Chilton and Bianchi are in the drop zon

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Vergne was 16th when his car caught fire, but he could be caught and sent out at the first hurdle.

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Off we go again. Back under way.

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With Vergne's Toro Rosso out of the way, we're set for the restart.

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There's just under three minutes left on the clock as Vergne's stricken car is lifted off the track by a tractor.

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Vergne on team radio: "Fire in the brakes on the rear. Car is on fire, what do I do?"

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Red Bull on team radio to Webber: "OK Mark, we think that will be enough, but with the change in wind, we want you to do another lap."

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Sebastian Vettel's race engineer: "You need a little bit in sector one - you need to work on that."

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Vergne's car is fuming! And the session is stopped. Marshals are on the scene quickly to put out the fire.

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The top four are separated by just over one tenth of a second at the moment.

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Webber throws down the gauntlet with a time of 1m32.271s.

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With six minutes left Hamilton goes ahead of Alonso with 1m32.340s.

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Sauber: "All fine down here in the garage. #Guti getting ready for options."

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Hamilton looks quick in the first sector... what has the Mercedes man got here?

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Maldonado has a moment at the Casio Triangle as he locks up. He manages to right himself and continue though.

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Halfway through this first part of qualifying... Vettel and Webber are out on track.

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Hamilton slips in behind Alonso in second after a lap of 1m32.526s.

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Here goes Alonso now, shooting to the top with an effort of 1m32.371s.

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Gutierrez is forced out of his car as it catches fire in the Sauber garage!

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Force India to Di Resta on team radio: "Not a bad first effort."

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Di Resta briefly goes top before Button surges to P1 with a timed lap of 1m32.606s.

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The Mercedes pair, as well as the Red Bulls, are yet to make their move.

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Gutierrez clocks the first time of the session - a 1m33.457s.

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That's more like it as a host of other cars join Gutierrez on track - Di Resta, Sutil, Button, Perez, Raikkonen, Hulkenberg and Pic.

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Gutierrez heads out on his own for the time being, with the rest content to wait their turn.

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Here we go then, straight down to the action - Q1 is under way!

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Hamilton, Vettel and Webber have topped the three practice sessions, but it all comes down to this now.

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.