Lewis Hamilton managed to go fastest in Q1 at the Japanese Grand prix followed by Button, Petrov and Alonso.
Lewis Hamilton managed to go fastest in Q1 at the Japanese Grand prix followed by Button, Petrov and Alonso. All the top teams took to the track on the soft tyres. Drivers to drop out of Q1 were Daniel Ricciardo, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Jerome d’Ambrosio, Timo Glock, Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen and Rubens Barrichello.Lewis Hamilton managed to set the fastest time in Q2 on the supersoft tyres, followed by Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Drivers to drop out Q2 were Kamui Kobayashi, Bruno Senna, Sergio Perez, Pastor Maldonado, Sebastian Buemi, Michael Schumacher and Jaime Alguersuari. Lewis Hamilton managed to claim his first Pole position of the season and deny Sebastian Vettel his thirteenth pole position The top ten on the grid start like this, Lewis Hamilton on pole followed by Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, mark webber, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Vitaly Petrov, Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil.