Sebastian Vettel takes Japan pole position

Sebastian Vettel
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Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will start on pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has dominated Saturday's qualifying session to earn himself pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Vettel surged to pole position ahead of his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, who will join Vettel on the front row of the grid.

McLaren's Jenson Button was third quickest but after incurring a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, he will start in eighth place.

Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi will start in third place, with championship leader Fernando Alonso in sixth and Lewis Hamilton in ninth.

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TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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