Nico Rosberg - F1 driver
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg of Germany looks on from the garage during the third practice session of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit, 4 October 2014.Toru Hanai/Reuters

Nico Rosberg denied Lewis Hamilton a chance to grab his third consecutive pole, by beating his team-mate by .200 of a sec. However, it was the eighth front row lockout my Mercedes this season at the Suzuka circuit in Japan.

Where to Watch Live

The race starts at 7am BST on Sunday, with Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports F1 HD and BBC One providing live coverage in the UK. Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Live radio xoverage is available on BBC Radio 5Live.

Qualifying Review

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The Mercedes duo dominated the entire session and went on to lock out the front row for the eighth time this season, with Nico Rosberg taking pole ahead of his team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

None of the teams' cars have been able to come close to the Mercedes' with the closest being Valteri Bottas in third, but still over half a second behind. Filipe Massa was fourth behind his team-mate with Fernando Alonso rounding out the top five.

The Red Bull racing cars are struggling for pace this weekend with Daniel Ricciardo in sixth and Sebastian Vettel in ninth. It will be the last few races for the German with the defending champions as he announced his departure on Saturday ahead of qualifying.

However, we could be in for a tricky race tomorrow as the weather forecast is for heavy rain. It could even the playing field between the chasing pack, but unlikely to trouble the Mercedes drivers.

Top 10 Results of Qualifying Session from the Suzuka Circuit, Japan:

1. N Rosberg (GER)Mercedes 1'32.506

2. LC Hamilton (GBR)Mercedes 1'32.703

3. V Bottas (FIN)Williams 1'33.128

4. F Massa (BRA)Williams 1'33.527

5. F Alonso (ESP)Ferrari 1'33.740

6. D Ricciardo (AUS)Red Bull 1'34.075

7. K Magnussen (DEN)McLaren 1'34.242

8. J Button (GBR)McLaren 1'34.317

9. S Vettel (GER)Red Bull 1'34.432

10. KM Räikkönen (FIN)Ferrari 1'34.548