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Vettel claims Indian GP pole

Sebastian Vettel takes pole as Red Bull Racing lock out the front-row for the third race on the trot
Sebastian Vettel has claimed pole position for the 2012 F1 Indian Grand Prix despite making an error on his first run.

The German had been second fastest in Q1 and quickest in Q2, and despite the pressure of messing up on his first flying lap in Q3, he calmly pitted and made his second run count - edging out Mark Webber in the sister Red Bull RB8 by 0.044 seconds.

It was his fifth pole of the season - and the third time on the trot Red Bull have locked-out the front row.

Lewis Hamilton meanwhile was 'best of the rest' for McLaren, 0.217 seconds off P2. Jenson Button will start alongside his team-mate on the second row of the grid, while Ferrari pair Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa are next up in fifth and sixth respectively.

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen took seventh, with Sergio Perez eighth for Sauber and Pastor Maldonado ninth in his Williams.

Nico Rosberg will line-up tenth, as Mercedes opted not to set a time in Q3 and instead save tyres.

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26.10.2012- Free Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
26.10.2012- Free Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
26.10.2012- Free Practice 2,Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
27.10.2012- Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
27.10.2012- Qualifying, 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 pole position and 2nd position Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
27.10.2012- Qualifying, 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 pole position and 2nd position Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
27.10.2012- Qualifying, Press conference, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
27.10.2012- Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 pole position
27.10.2012- Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8

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Dylan - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 10:43 AM

Rumours are Bottas got the Williams seat for 2013 Bianchi and Senna in Force India and Razia will take Vergne's seat in Toro Rosso. Caterham is in between di Resta or Petrov with less cash.



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