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Favourites make Turkish GP shootout

Sebastian Vettel led the way as the ten expected conbtenders made the grade for the final phase of qualifying for the Turkish GP.
Rubens Barrichello was cruelly denied a place in the pole position shootout at the Turkish Grand Prix as Renault's Nick Heidfeld produced a late lap to bump the Brazilian from the top ten in Q2.

Heidfeld's last-gasp lap ensured that Renault got both its cars into the final phase of qualifying, joining Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes, while the expected midfielders were put in their place after threatening an upset.

Barrichello will start Sunday's grand prix from eleventh, just ahead of Force India twins Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta, with the second Williams of Pastor Maldonado edging fellow GP2 graduate Sergio Perez for 14th. Toro Rosso filled the final two places in the session, with Sebastien Buemi fractionally ahead of team-mate Jaime Alguersuari.

Sebastian Vettel re-asserted his claim to be the fastest man around the Istanbul Park circuit, clocking 1min 25.610secs to head the session by nearly two-tenths from Mercedes' Nico Rosberg. Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher completed the top five - although the German needed to use the softer Pirellis to move out of the drop zone.



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