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Time for pole is 1:44.381. Webber with 1:44.732, Button 1:44.804 and Hamilton 1:44.809.

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Vettel on pole - his first flying lap of qualifying three is enough to yet again secure pole.

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Button on his flying lap now but his time of 1:44.804 is good enough for only third. Red Bull lock out the top of the grid.

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Webber goes quickest in sector one but loses some pace in sector two. The time is a good enough time for 2nd with 1:44.732. Red Bull top of the grid.

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Chequered flag but still some movement to be had on the timesheets.

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Sutil and Di Resta not coming out. Disappointing.

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Hamilton with his gloves off. He may have a problem and won't be doing another lap or maybe they are saving the tyres due to that punctured set from Q2.

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Massa aborts his run after what looked to be a bit of a coming together with Hamilton. Schumacher yet to come out.

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Webber comes in on 1:45.378 for fourth.

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Vettel betters them both for provisional pole - 1:44.381 the time.

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Hamilton goes top of the timesheets with 1:440.809, having knocked off his team-mate Button who had recorded a 1:44.928.

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The Red Bulls, Ferraris and McLarens now out on the track.

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Button heads a queue for the start of Q3 with Alonso just behind.

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The top ten shootout is underway.

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Vettel atop the timesheets with 1:44.931, Button with a 1:45.472 and Webber 1:45.651. Hamilton loses a set of tyres after a puncture but is through to the shootout.

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Perez is incredibly unlucky to not make it through to the top ten shoot out. Barrichello, Maldonado, Buemi, Senna, Alguersuari and Kobayashi also fail to make the top ten shootout.

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Di Resta loses over a tenth in the middle sector on his previous best but manages to wrestle back tenth from Perez and he is in the top ten shoot out.

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Hamilton has a puncture and is currently in eighth with a time of 1:46.829 - could be in trouble here.

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Alguersuari makes a 1:49.862 which is slower than his Q3 time and he is only 13th.

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Sutil hanging in at tenth with a time of 1:47.970 but he'll have to go back out.

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Rosberg goes up to seventh with 1:46.405 but Schumacher is back out on the track.

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Massa clocks a 1:45.955 to go 5th and that's ahead of Hamilton who has now gone out on the suuper-softs.

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Massa going well on his flying lap.

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Rosberg out on the super-softs just into his flying lap...

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In a green light situation and we have only nine drivers who have completed a time.

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With the red flag out Alguersuari, Buemi, Rosberg, Senna, Schumacher, Perez, Kobayashi and Massa yet to record a lap.

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Kobayashi clips a curb and flies into a wall - he is unhurt but it looks like we'll have a red flag.

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Button goes 1:45.472, Webber 1:45.651 and Alonso 1:45.779.

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Hamilton goes top of the timesheets with a 1.47.014 on the harder tyres.

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Hamilton on the harder compound while Alonso, Webber, Vettel and Button run the super-softs - hoping to get a good enough lap out of the way early on.

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We are having a couple of issues with our timings but they'll all be up to date in two ticks.

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Qualifying two underway - McLaren out very early on.

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Vettel is top of the timesheets with a 1:46.397 with Button just bhind at 1:46.956.

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So the racers out are Liuzzi, Ricciardo, D'Ambrosio, Glock, Trulli, Kovalainen, and Petrov.

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Alguersuari makes it with a 1:49.588 which puts him in 16th.

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Maldonado makes Q2 with a last gasp 1:49.710.

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Senna is up to 15th with a 1:48.861 but he puts his team-mate Petrov out.

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Senna drops to 18th but is on a lap, as is Kovalainen, Glock and D'Ambrosio.

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Buemi up to 13th with 1:48.753 and Schumacher who has remained in the pits is down to 14th.

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Sutil on a flying lap now.

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Perez up to seventh with 1:47.717.

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Buemi holding 17 at 1:52.008 with Senna and Maldonado just ahead but you have to think that will change.

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As Di Resta has run the super-soft that is likely to see everyone from nine down do the same, so a lot of drivers in danger.

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Six minutes to go and the top seven are probably safe with times good enough to see them through.

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British driver Di Resta clocks a 1:49.003 - but he has taken a set of super-soft tyres and is back on the track again, meaning he doesn't think that's quick enough.

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Barrichello on a flyer and is up to 13 with a 1:50.039.

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Schumacher clocks a 1:48.819 and should be able to sit out the last section of qualifying three.

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Button on the radio reporting a problem with understeer.

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As it stands 1:50.802 set by Buemi is enough to get into qualifying two with a little over ten minutes to go.

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All cars out now. Vettel from Button and then Hamilton.

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Buemi at 17 with a time of 1:50.802

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We have 23 of the 24 cars out on the race track.

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Kamui Kobayashi makes a 1:49.097 but Vettel and Button are out on the track now.

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Rubens Barrichello clocks 1:51.042 and is top of the timesheets and the track is filling up. He won't be there for long.

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If you believe the rumours, Rubens Barrichello is racing for his place in the team with Kimi Raikkonen waiting in the wings.

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Rubens Barrichello has finished his first lap out and is now going at full tilt.

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Williams are first out.

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Off we go! Qualifying is under way - Q1 is a 20-minute session, at the end of which seven drivers will be eliminated

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Just three-tenths of a second seperated Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari in the final practice earlier, with Mark Webber with a best lap of 1:46.081.

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The important weather information is this: it is 21:50 local time and it is a sweltering 30C, but the track is not much warmer, just 35C. Quite muggy out there - crucially it is dry.

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Following yesterday's shambles in practice, the kerbs have been upgraded. There were issues at turns 3, 7, 10 and 14 yesterday.

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Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to LIVE updates from qualifying for the Singapore GP from the Marina Bay street circuit. The action gets underway at 15:00 UK time.