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Vettel on German GP pole

Sebastian Vettel won a last-gasp shoot-out with Fernando Alonso to claim pole position for the German GP at Hockenheim.
Sebastian Vettel overturned the qualifying form book to deny Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by just 0.002secs and claim his sixth pole position of the season at Hockenheim.

Although Alonso had topped the previous two phases of the knock-out session, Vettel produced a blitzkrieg 1min 13.791secs lap to move to the head of the times, and then survived a late assault from the Spaniard, who eventually missed out by the narrowest of margins. With Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber struggling and failing to complete his final flying lap, Vettel was safe at the top of the table, with Felipe Massa fully half a second adrift of his Ferrari team-mate in third.

Webber survived to line-up on the outside of row two, while Jenson Button got the better of McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton by a tenth to snatch the inside of row three.

Robert Kubica finished the final ten-minute session in seventh, and will start ahead of Williams' Rubens Barrichello, who got the better of Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Williams team-mate Nico Hulkenberg as the two Germans traded places throughout.

Full report and times to follow...



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Tealeaf - Unregistered

July 24, 2010 3:08 PM

A good day for F1 and the championship battle, if the race ends with the top 10 as it is then the title race closes up once again with many drivers in contention. Congratulations to Vettel and Alonso for their performances today, no one else could touch them 2 out there but I have a suspicious feeling again that these 2 top drivers will run into trouble tomorrow, seems like the theme of 2010 that Vettel/Alonso are cursed on sundays but we have to wait and see. A special mention to Jenson nice job for out qualifying his team mate.

Vetti - Unregistered

July 24, 2010 2:32 PM

Plainly brilliant to see Massa on 3rd finally, especially after that bolt to his head! Ferrari's come the closest to Red Bull with the 0.002 gap this time. Guess Alonso wasn't dilly dallying when he said he was confident of the car.



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