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  Saturday, 12 October, 2002, 08:15 GMT 09:15 UK
Schumacher secures pole
Qualifying, Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher talks with team director Jean Todt
Ferrari's Michael Schumacher plans his strategy with team director Jean Todt prior to qualifying

Takuma Sato was just under 0.2secs quicker than Jordan team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella
Local hero Takuma Sato sends the crowd wild by qualifying in a brilliant seventh position in the Jordan

Jensen Button managed the rare feat of qualifying ahead of team-mate Jarno Trulli
Jenson Button's Renault can only manage 10th on the grid, 0.118 secs ahead of team-mate Jarno Trulli

Scotland's Allan McNish loses control at the Suzuka track's daunting 130R corner and crashes at 180mph
Qualifying is halted so that Allan McNish can be helped from the wreck of his Toyota after his 180mph crash

David Coulthard's McLaren qualifies just ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen
Scot David Coulthard in the McLaren flies past the packed stands on his way to qualifying in third place

Rubens Barrichello's second place gives Ferrari another one-two on the grid
The Ferrari of Rubens Barrichello edges into second, four hundredths of a second behind Schumacher

Germany's Michael Schumacher's pole time of one minute 31.317 seconds is 0.432 secs ahead of team-mate Rubens Barrichello.
No-one can catch world champion Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari as he secures his 50th career pole position
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