2012 Formula 1: Mark Webber flies to pole position for Korean GP
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- 07:08 pm, October 13, 2012
Red Bull Racing locks front row start for the second time in two weeks.
After having a rather disappointing final practice session, Mark Webber pulled off a heroic comeback as he took pole from teammate Sebastian Vettel right in the closing stages in today’s qualifying. The Australian driver bettered his teammate by just 0.074 seconds, and will lead the pack for the 2012 Korean Grand Prix.
Having earned himself the top spot for tomorrow’s race, Webber is confident of getting a good result. Lewis Hamilton – who will be seen racing in McLaren overalls for the last time at the Korea International Circuit, qualified third ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen.
Felipe Massa, in the second of the Ferraris, took sixth position ahead of Lotus driver Romain Grosjean. Sahara Force India had yet another decent qualifying session with Nico Hulkenberg qualifying eight. Paul di Resta, however, couldn’t make it into Q3 and settled for a lowly 14th position on the grid.
HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan, meanwhile, spun his car just after the lights turned green. While he managed to get it back to the pits, a shattered brake disc meant his qualifying session ended right then.
First Published on 07:08 pm, October 13, 2012
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