Red Bull driver starts ahead of Jarno Trulli in a chaotic qualifying session
3 October 2009

Red Bull's title contender Sebastian Vettel will start on pole position for tomorrow's Japanese grand prix.

The qualifying session was interrupted three times for red flags after several drivers suffered serious accidents, one of which left Toyota's Timo Glock in hospital with a leg wound.

Vettel was the fastest driver in all three sessions and took pole ahead of Toyota's Jarno Trulli and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton. Adrian Sutil was a surprise fourth in the Force India, while Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button will start fifth and seventh respectively.

However, both Brawn drivers set their fastest times in Q2 under yellow flags, which could still result in a penalty.

Provisional grid for the Japanese grand prix:

1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault2. Trulli Toyota3. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes4. Sutil Force India-Mercedes5. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes6. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber7. Button Brawn-Mercedes8. Raikkonen Ferrari9. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes10. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari11. Rosberg Williams-Toyota12. Alonso Renault13. Kubica BMW-Sauber14. Glock Toyota15. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari16. Fisichella Ferrari17. Nakajima Williams-Toyota18. Grosjean Renault19. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes20. Webber Red Bull-Renault

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