Brazilian GP qualifying: record-breaking Vettel does it again

Another week another record – 15 pole positions in a season makes Sebastian Vettel the most dominant qualifier in the history of Formula One. The double champion will line up for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix with teammate Mark Webber alongside him and the two McLarens of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton just behind. It’s Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg on row three, with Felipe Massa seventh and Adrian Sutil eighth. Bruno Senna and Michael Schumacher also scraped into the top ten.

So, another walk in the park for Vettel tomorrow? It’d certainly be a fitting finish to what’s been an absolutely dominant season and, especially considering how quick he is off the line these days, it’s tough to see the race going any other way. Still, Lewis has also enjoyed some strong starts this year, and after the confidence boost of Abu Dhabi, will fancy his chances of a podium finish. Let’s just hope he can get there without clattering into anyone…

Here’s how they line up for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix:

1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber
3. Jenson Button
4. Lewis Hamilton
5. Fernando Alonso
6. Nico Rosberg
7. Felipe Massa
8. Adrian Sutil
9. Bruno Senna
10. Michael Schumacher
11. Paul Di Resta
12. Rubens Barrichello
13. Jaime Alguersuari
14. Sebastien Buemi
15. Vitaly Petrov
16. Kamui Kobayashi
17. Segio Perez
18. Pastor Maldonado
19. Heikki Kovalainen
20. Jarno Trulli
21. Vitantonio Liuzzi
22. Daniel Ricciardo
23. Jerome d’Ambrosio
24. Timo Glock

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Sure he has great skill but only one race in 92 and 93. 8 in ’94. 9 in ’95. 13 in ’04. 11 in ’02. 9 in ’01. 9 in ’00.

Unless your competition is (relatively) bad or you’re a God, you can’t win a world championship in a slow car in F1. Usually the best car and team wins. Like, sure you could be the best driver but if your team can’t reliably do good pit-stops, you won’t win. RBR have the second best pit crew this year iirc (behind Merc). They also usually have the best strats (how many times have they released their drivers well?).

All I’m saying is thinking that racing only shows driver skill is ridiculous. That’s like saying being a chef is all about cooking skills. I don’t care who you are, no chef is going to make a turd taste nice.

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Blubb what you are saying is that Vettels achievements is because of his car. You are saying that the fact that Vettel scored points in his first F1 race ever in a okay car was all the car… You are saying that he is an okay driver.. i hear what you are sayng

Ive heard it from so many of my friends and folks on these forums who are all Lewis Hamilton fans.. im tired of hearing it and im afraid no matter what Vettel does or has done, you folks will never give him credit.

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again ill say what ive said.. the car plays a key roll, but a fast car alone will not win races, it needs a driver.. a great driver can use a slower can and be competitive and even win.. such as Vettel in STR..

Sure he is winning championships because he is in the best car, show me a driver who has won a championship without being in the best car?

guy scored points in 9 out of 12 race finishes… in a mid pack car, even leading a race before the car gave out on him and winning a race in that car.. how many guys in a mid pack car can score points in 11 ot of 14 finishes?

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9 of 12 not 11 of 14

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As a Seb fan I share the same sentiments as f1fan does. I am impressed by Seb more so than I am of any other driver. Sure he has the best car but there were times where the McLaren’s were faster and last season Ferrari’s were faster but Seb still performed and at times winning in a car that was outpaced. I like what Blubb said about the cars though. The cars being the biggest factor in the sport because he is right.

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Vettel and his RBR team has put a lot of effort to reach this historic record. I think it’s not really their goal but just in case luck would be in the right place they will most definitely give it a try. I’m sure that would be their thinking.. no pressure.. which is why they achieved it.

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redbull did an amazing job and deserve their props..

i remember early in the season lewis saying that “redbull is nothing”, redbull are just a drink company” lol well nothing has certainly turned into something..

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Race is a few hrs off, looking forward to it. Rain is welcomed.

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topgear.com = hamiltonfanboysclub.com

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keep it coming,its all s*** so i dont mind lol

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keep it coming

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when did lewis say red bull are nowt

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I hear many people say Seb’s succes is due to his car rather then his driving skills.Without a doupt the car plays a very important role(you can’t win in a Virgin),but thn why is it that Mark 50% of the time comes behind Button,Lewis and Fernando and Seb about 90% of the time comes first.Fernando ,in my opinion, is the best example of what you can do with a relatively “slow” car.I’m not saying Seb is the bet driver outthere but top 3 without a doupt.

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to all the old man cretics: Schumacher has made more spots on the 1st lap and more passes during the season than any other driver.

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Man sebastian vettel is amazing but i still dont like him.I like the 7 times world champion MSC (Micheal schumacher).

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Vettel is a brilliant guy and whether it is the car or not, what he has done is phenomenal.

The reason why I think people don’t like Vettel is because he is German and the British and Germans have abig rivalry when it comes to sport. If Vettel was British, we’d be hailing him as the best F1 driver, if he was from another nationality that wasn’t German, we’d be comparing him to Alonso but because he’s German we don’t like him very much as it’s helping Germany in our sporting rivalry with them, but i’m sure everyone deep down recognises that he deserves respect for winning back to back championships.

Another way to look at it – I bet you if any of you were to drive that Red Bull (not in F1 2011 the game) from the beginning of the 2011 season to the end, you would not have won the championship.

I respect Vettel for what he does but whenever he has an on track battle, I always do want him to come off second best. It was the same with Schumacher. I wanted Barrichello to beat him at every race and with Vettel, I want Webber to beat him.

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Not a vettel fan, & how they can say he has set a new F1 record with number of race win in one season is rubbish. Mansell did it with fewer races so that was a record in his time. Vettel is a modern day record breaker.
The way to beat him is to put him under pressure & stop him getting pole, ie Button making him spin out in Canada i think! Come on Jensen & Lewis get at him.

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