Vettel takes yet another pole in India

Sebastian Vettel took his thirteen pole of the season at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix,it was also Red Bull’s sixteen of the year,a new record,from Lewis Hamilton,who would drop to 5th after his 3 place grid penalty,which meant Mark Webber joined his teammate on the front row,with Alonso bumped up to third.


No surprises in this session,both Lotus’,Virgins and HRT’s were knocked out as was Kamui Kobayashi,Sauber really lacking pace recently and that trend seems to have continued in India.Both Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher had to use a new set of soft tyres to get through Q1.


Both Williams’,Renaults were knocked out,as were Sergio Perez,Paul Di Resta and Michael Schumacher,who complained about vibrations once again,both Toro Rosso’s made it through to Q3


On the first runs Vettel just went fastest from Hamilton,Webber and Alonso and Massa.

Vettel then went faster on his second run while Hamilton aborted his effort,while at Turn 8 Massa hit the kerb very hard and his front right suspension gave way and went into the wall at very slow speed which ruined Button’s lap as he was behind Felipe on the circuit and could only Qualify 5th because of that

Webber and Alonso did not improve on there second runs


1 Vettel 1:24.178

Webber 1:24.508

Alonso 1:24.519

Button 1:24.950

Hamilton 1:24.474(3 place grid penalty)

6 Massa 1:25.122

Rosberg 1:25.451

Sutil No time in Q3

Buemi No time in Q3

10 Alguerusari No time in Q3

11 Schumacher 1:26.337

12 Di Resta 1:26.503

13 Maldonado 1:26.537

14 Senna 1:26.651 

15 Barrichello 1:27.247

16 Petrov 1:26.319(5 place grid penalty)

17 Kobayashi 1:27.876 

18 Kovalainen 1:28.565

19 Trulli 1:28.752

20 Perez 1:27.562

21 D’Ambrosio 1:30.866 

22 Ricciardo 1:30.216(5 place grid penalty)

23 Karthikeyan 1:30.238(5 place grid penalty)

24 Glock 1:34.046(outside the 107% rule but will race)

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