Vettel on pole for Korean GP

Sebastian Vettel snatched a last-gasp pole position for the inaugural Korean GP, while team-mate Mark Webber also improved on his last lap to push Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso off the front row of the grid.

The Spaniard had looked good for pole until the dying seconds, having clocked the first lap in the 1min 35secs bracket, but had no answer to the Red Bulls as Vettel and Webber ran last on track. The German, who now has nine pole positions this season, made up time in the final sector of the lap to demote Alonso by a couple of tenths, while Webber – who had slotted in behind the Ferrari on his penultimate run – improved on his last to join his team-mate on the front row.

Alonso, however, had enough in hand to ensure that he was not passed by McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, leaving the Briton, like Webber, on the dirtier side of the Yeongam grid. Hamilton very nearly didn’t make his second run, having survived a hairy moment entering the pits that sent him across the grass rather than through the conventional entry.

Nico Rosberg got the better of the second Ferrari of Felipe Massa, after the Brazilian proved unable to build on his impressive Q2 run, while Jenson Button could do no better than seventh after struggling with his McLaren. There were no Suzuka-esque heroics from Robert Kubica, who nevertheless managed to out-pace Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello in the battle for eighth.

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A great quali it was, and a great race tomorrow, see who’s in front going into T3….

oh and, first comment?

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If Seb can ace his start from a dusty track (Singapore), then he’ll have the opposition licked

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I’m counting on the long straigth after the start to see Alonso passing Vettel and taking the lead, hell yeah :-)

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I’m having my doubts…

I’m a Hamilton fan, a HUGE McLaren fan, so you’ll know who i’m wanting to win.

Hamilton’s starts are always good, but the dirty side of the track, we saw him do an average start in Singapore on the dusty side, so i’m hoping he can get away good, have a clean first and second corner then get some slipstreaming done on the straight before turn 3. :D

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Its looking like the weather could have a big say in what happens on this one.

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COMMON WEBBER!!!!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT :D

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webber will b slow off the line, it will b tight with alonso and hamilton on straight f-duct will b mighty on straight,t3 will b class with da 2 bulls ferrari and mc

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Alonso will win the race.
But Hamilton is my favorite. He’s the greatest driver – ever.
I knew that Vettel would take pole at the quali.

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Come on Webber! Just because you didn’t get pole doesn’t mean you can’t win the race itself. Just get your start right though and you will be off and racing. Make Australia proud!

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Webber just went off track and he got a DNF! Sorry about that mate but better luck next time in Brazil.

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Petrov – the Best Driver! then Alonso,,,,hahaha:)

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fromugg are

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oooh really cool

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