Another superb pole for German driver!!!Sebastian Vettel did it again. He won his 13th pole this season and will stay enrolled in the history of Indian Grand Prix as driver who won the inaugural first starting position. Vettel got equal by the number of pole positions won in one season with Ayrton Senna and Alan Prost. He needs two more to be alone on top where now is Nigel Mansell with 14 pole positions in one season. Also, this was the 16th pole position for Red Bull this season, a new team record.
The fight for second place went to Lewis Hamilton, beating Mark Webber for a few hundredths of a second, but Briton will start from fifth becouse of yesterday penalty. This means that Red Bull starts from the first row, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button from second and "good friends" Felipe Massa and Hamilton starting from the third row. To say that the Massa had spectacularly crash in his last fast lap, when he broke the front suspension of his right wheel from one of kerbs in turn 1.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m24.178 2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m24.474 + 0.296 3. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m24.508 + 0.330 4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m24.519 + 0.341 5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m24.950 + 0.772 6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m25.122 + 0.944 7. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m25.451 + 1.273 8. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 9. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 10. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari Q2 Fastest time: S.Vettel 1:24.657 Gap 11. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m26.319 + 1.662 12. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m26.337 + 1.680 13. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m26.503 + 1.846 14. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1m26.537 + 1.880 15. Bruno Senna Renault 1m26.651 + 1.994 16. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m27.247 + 2.590 17. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m27.562 + 2.905 Q1 Fastest time: V.Petrov 1:26.189 Gap 18. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m27.876 + 1.687 19. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1m28.565 + 2.376 20. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1m28.752 + 2.563 21. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m30.216 + 4.027 22. Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1m30.238 + 4.049 23. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m30.866 + 4.677 24. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m34.046 + 7.857 107% time: 1:32.222PENALTY:
-Petrov had a penalty of five starting positions back over incident with Michael Schumacher in Korea
-Perez yesterday got three starting positions back for ignoring yellow flags in the first free training
-Hamilton also got a penalty of three starting positions back for ignoring yellow flags in the first free training
-Ricardo earned five starting positions back because of changed gear box.
-Karthikeyan earned five starting positions back for blocking Schumacher.