The front-running drivers on the grid were those running light after the FIA published the post-qualifying weights for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

Adrian Sutil, who had been fourth quickest before a five-place grid penalty, was the lightest driver at 650kg, followed by Jarno Trulli, Lewis Hamilton and pole-man Sebastian Vettel - with the quarter all set to run a short first stint in Sunday's race.

Jenson Button qualified with the fifth lightest car but is starting from twelfth after also securing a penalty and is 2 kilos lighter than team-mate Rubens Barrichello - with the pair set to run similar strategies.

The full list is as follows (their actual starting position is in brackets at the end):

Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 650.0kg (9th) Jarno Trulli Toyota 655.5kg (2nd) Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 656.0kg (3rd) Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 658.5kg (1st) Jenson Button Brawn GP-Mercedes 658.5kg (12th) Nick Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 660.0kg (4th) Rubens Barrichello Brawn GP-Mercedes 660.5kg (10th) Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 661.0kg (5th) Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 661.5kg (13th) S?bastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 665.4kg (14th) Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 675.0kg (6th) Tonio Liuzzi Force India-Ferrari 682.5kg (18th) Jaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 682.5kg (11th) Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 684.5kg (7th) Robert Kubica BMW-Sauber 686.0kg (8th) Fernando Alonso Renault 689.5kg (17th) Romain Grosjean Renault 691.8kg (16th) Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 695.7kg (15th) Timo Glock Toyota N/A (6th) Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault N/A (20th)

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