2012 Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel takes pole for Japanese GP
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- 05:04 pm, October 06, 2012
Red Bull Racing locks up the front row as Mark Webber qualifies second.
Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel continues his dominance over at Suzuka as he starts on pole position for the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix. The young German will be seen leading the pack for the fourth consecutive year at the Suzuka race circuit.
The qualifying session witnessed an impressive show by Red Bull Racing as Mark Webber in the second of the Red Bulls, finished just two-tenths of a second slower than his teammate, thereby taking the second spot. McLaren’s Jenson Button took the final podium spot though he will be starting tomorrow’s race in eight position, following a penalty for replacing the gearbox.
Local boy Kamui Kobayashi had his fans cheering with delight as he ended the session with a third spot followed by Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton had another disappointing run thanks to an effed up setup that left him struggling. The McLaren driver could only manage ninth spot for tomorrow’s race.
Here are the top 10 qualifiers for the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix.
- Sebastian Vettel
- Mark Webber
- Kamui Kobayashi
- Romain Grosjean
- Sergio Perez
- Fernando Alonso
- Kimi Raikkonen
- Jenson Button
- Lewis Hamilton
- Felipe Massa
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First Published on 04:55 pm, October 06, 2012
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