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2013 Japanese GP qualifying team radio transcript 12th October 2013, 22:15

An eventful qualifying session saw Mark Webber take pole position after team mate Sebastian Vettel was hampered by a KERS glitch. Here are the team radio messages from qualifying.

Webber and Vettel set to resume their grudge match

With the Red Bull drivers sharing the front row of the grid this could be the first serious contest between the two since their notorious confrontation in Malaysia.

2013 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Pic given drive-through penalty for race

Charles Pic has been given a drive-through penalty for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix before the race has even started.

Sauber fined for incorrect radio message

Sauber have been fined ??16,980 (??20,000) for giving an incorrect radio message to Nico Hulkenberg which resulted in him holding up Max Chilton.

Stuck brakes caused Vergne’s qualifying fire

Jean-Eric Vergne says his rear brakes caught fire in Q1 because they had jammed on.

“I’m not doing good enough”, admits Alonso

Fernando Alonso gave no excuses for his qualifying performance in Japan, saying he hasn’t been able to get the most out of his car at Suzuka.

Vettel plays down impact of KERS failure

Sebastian Vettel declined to say he would have been on pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix had it not been for his KERS failing.

Suzuka pole unforgettable – Webber

Mark Webber says he’ll cherish the memory of setting pole position at Suzuka at his last appearance at the track.

Webber seizes opportunity to end pole drought

Mark Webber took pole position for the first time in more than a year after team mate Sebastian Vettel suffered more KERS problems in qualifying.