2014 Formula One Japanese Qualifying Result & News

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This week the Formula One paddock races in Japan and the week began with a major announcement. Multiple Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel won't be racing with Red Bull Racing next year. The German ace has not explained his next move and an official announcement is expected in the coming months.

The Suzuka circuit was tough to adapt to and it made the new vehicles go off track very often. It was no surprise that Mercedes powered vehicles dominated most session around the Japanese circuit. Scuderia Ferrari and Red bull Racing tried their best to give them a tough time.

The front row is locked out by Petronas AMG powered Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. The second row also is locked out by Williams Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. Scuderia Ferrari's best driver Fernando Alonso managed fifth position, while teammate Kimi Raikkonen secured tenth position.

Red Bull Racing's best driver Daniel Ricciardo secured sixth position and team mate Sebastian Vettel could only manage ninth place. McLaren Mercedes found good form and drives Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button secured seventh and eighth place respectively.

Force India duo struggled and could not make it to Q3 and had to settle with 12th position for Sergio Perez and 14th for Nico Hulkenberg. The race on Sunday will be entertaining for sure as the Japanese circuit usually witnesses rainfall and mixes things up a little.

The Suzuka GP will commence at 11:30 IST on Sunday. We will have to wait and see if Mercedes have overcome their reliability issues and if there could be a new winner on top of the podium. The Japanese GP always has an unexpected turn of events, so make sure you catch the action.

Story first published: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 8:58 [IST]
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