Kamui Kobayashi managed to go fastest in Q1 at the Japanese Grand prix followed by Sutil, Alonso and Hamilton.
Kamui Kobayashi managed to go fastest in Q1 at the Japanese Grand prix followed by Sutil, Alonso and Hamilton. All the top teams took to the track on the medium tyres. Drivers to drop out of Q1 were Vitantonio Liuzzi, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Timo Glock, Jerome D’Ambrosio, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.Lewis Hamiltonl managed to set the fastest time in Q2, followed by Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button. Drivers to drop out Q2 were Sergio Perez, Jaime Alguersuari, Sebastian Buemi, Pastor Maldonado, Rubens Barrichello, Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil. Sebastian Vettel then managed to claim his 12th pole position of the 2011 season in Q3, after a mistake by Hamilton cost him one more lap to try and post the fastest time. The top ten on the grid start like this, Sebastian Vettel on pole, followed by Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Michael Schumacher, Bruno Senna, Vitaly Petrov and Kamui kobayashi.