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Free Practice and Qualifying for Japanese Grand Prix.

Unlike last year the weather this weekend so far has been perfect for Formula One with very few clouds in sight.

Towards the end of FP1 Vettel goes off after going slightly wide damaging the nose. In FP2 Liuzzi goes off with a technical problem, Senna hits the gravel but
manages to put the car back onto the track with the help of a few marshalls, Barchello has an unfortunate crash and Maldonado suffers from Engine problems.

Kobayashi sets the fastest time in Q1 but disappointment for Rosberg and Liuzzi who were unable to set a time due to technical problems. Rosberg will be
starting 23rd on the grid and Liuzzi 24th. Kobayashi manages to just scrape through into Q3.

Through out the qualifying the teams have been trying to save as many tires as possible for the race so the first stint of Q3 from the top teams is being run on
the softs from the previous qualifying session. Hamilton manages to go quickest before the teams run the brand new tires, during the next phase Hamilton
unluckily doesn't make it in time for a last flying lap.

In the end Vettel manages to take pole, Button second place and Hamilton third. Massa just misses out with fourth, Alonso is behind him and Webber takes sixth
place.
 
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