Vettel claims pole in India

By on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sebastian Vettel claimed the 35th pole position of his career at the Buddh International Circuit.

The German driver eclipsed team-mate Mark Webber by a tenth of a second to secure pole again in India.

Vettel made a mistake on his first run in Q3 but made amends on his second run by setting the fastest lap time.

Behind the two Red Bulls were the McLaren and Ferrari drivers; Hamilton, Button, Alonso and Massa. The Brazilian driver survived a spin in Q2 to make it through to the shootout.

Kimi Raikkonen will start from seventh place, ahead of Sergio Perez, Pastor Maldonado and Nico Rosberg.

Romain Grosjean failed to make it through to Q3 and lines up eleventh, ahead of Nico Hulkenberg. Force India had been hoping to get both of their drivers into the shootout but in the end, neither driver made it as Paul di Resta could manage only sixteenth.

In a rather uneventful session, the only driver to come to serious grief was Heikki Kovalainen, who spun off at Turn 10.

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