Mark Webber posted the best time in today's qualifying at Suzuka while Sebastian Vettel suffered KERS issue but placed his RB9 2nd.
Car 2 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:32.053)
Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 2nd, (3rd Practice – P9, 1:33.036)
“It’s great to have secured front row for tomorrow’s race. It was a very strong performance by Mark today to claim his first pole of the year and Sebastian, despite the failure of KERS on his car, produced a great lap also to get onto the front row for tomorrow’s race. We need to understand the issue with his car, as it’s the second session we had a KERS problem. Hopefully we can convert these very strong grid positions into a good points haul tomorrow.”
(Renault) THIERRY SALVI:
“Seb had a KERS issue in qualifying, which he had to try and manage throughout the lap. I let you imagine the job he had to do during those timed laps, but at the end he did not have the benefit of any KERS boost. It was a brilliant effort by both drivers to lock out the front row. It takes the Renault total to 209 poles and a new record for engine manufacturers – something we can be very proud of. But equally important is the advantage it gives us for tomorrow.”
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