2012 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE: VETTEL SCORES ANOTHER EASY POLE

Seb proved that Red Bull is fastest car!!!
Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado to pole position in a spectacular qualifying battle ahead of the European Grand Prix in Valencia. Just as it looked like any one of the top ten drivers could secure pole, Vettel delivered another imperious last lap to take pole by over 0.3s. Lewis Hamilton crossed the line behind him to take second position ahead of Pastor Maldonado who held provisional pole until late in the session. The fancied Lotus cars line up fourth and fifth on the grid with Romain Grosjean ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. It had looked for much of the session as if either could challenge for pole but ultimately Vettel's lap left him clear of the field.
Pos      Driver                Team                Time       Gap   
 1.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault       1:38.086
 2.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes       1:38.410  + 0.324
 3.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault       1:38.475  + 0.389
 4.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault          1:38.505  + 0.419
 5.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault          1:38.513  + 0.427
 6.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes               1:38.623  + 0.537
 7.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari         1:38.741  + 0.655
 8.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes   1:38.752  + 0.666
 9.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:38.801  + 0.715
10.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes   1:38.992  + 0.906
Q2 Fastest Time: R.Grosjean 1:38.489                          Gap
11.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                1:38.707  + 0.218
12.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes               1:38.770  + 0.281
13.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari                1:38.780  + 0.291
14.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault       1:39.207  + 0.718
15.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari         1:39.358  + 0.869
16.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault       1:40.295  + 1.806
17.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:40.358  + 1.869
Q1 Fastest Time: P.Maldonado 1:38.825                         Gap
18.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:40.203  + 1.378
19.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault       1:40.395  + 1.570
20.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault       1:40.457  + 1.632
21.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth           1:42.171  + 3.346
22.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth           1:42.527  + 3.702
23.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth      1:42.675  + 3.850
107% time: 1:45.742