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Friday, 2nd October 2009
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Japan Grand Prix practice rain-soaked

Friday's (October 2nd) practice session for the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix was hit by heavy rain, causing problems for a number of drivers.

The next race in the Formula One season will take place this weekend at the Suzuka circuit and in the practice laps, Adrian Sutil for Force India was in pole position.

Coming in second place was Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, with Force India's Vitantonio Luizzi coming third.

The second practice run was reduced to 13 minutes after heavy rain saw Jensen Button, Ruben Barrichello and another driver decide to sit the entire practice out and stay in the dry garage.

"I feel sorry for the fans at Suzuka today but unfortunately we can't get any useful information in these conditions with so much water on the track," said Button.

He is currently leading the drivers' championship and will be victorious in the title race in Japan if he wins and title rival Barrichello comes lower than third.

Also, if Button finishes second and Barrichello is lower than fifth, then Button will take home the championship prize.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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