Vettel and Webber lock-out Indian front row

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have locked out the front row of the grid at the Indian Grand Prix, the third GP in-a-row that the champion Red Bull Racing team has achieved the feat.

On his final qualifying lap, Vettel defeated Webber having been behind the Australian after setting a slow first sector time.

Vettel’s pole position is the 35th of his career.

Webber was forced to abort his final lap after making a mistake.

The Red Bull pair was over 0.2s ahead of McLaren’s duo of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

Championship contender Fernando Alonso will start fifth ahead of Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Sergio Perez (Sauber), Pastor Maldonado (Williams) and Nico Rosberg (Mercedes).

Australian Daniel Ricciardo will start from 15th.

Results, Qualifying, India

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:26.387 1:25.435 1:25.283 13
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:26.744 1:25.610 1:25.327 17
3 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.516 1:25.816 1:25.544 23
4 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.564 1:25.467 1:25.659 21
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:26.829 1:25.834 1:25.773 21
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:26.939 1:26.111 1:25.857 18
7 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:26.740 1:26.101 1:26.236 25
8 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:27.179 1:26.076 1:26.360 23
9 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:26.048 1:25.983 1:26.713 24
10 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.458 1:25.976 No time 23
11 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:26.897 1:26.136 16
12 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:27.185 1:26.241 20
13 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:26.851 1:26.331 19
14 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:27.482 1:26.574 19
15 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:27.006 1:26.777 19
16 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:27.462 1:26.989 19
17 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:27.517 1:27.219 17
18 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:27.525 11
19 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:28.756 10
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:29.500 10
21 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:29.613 11
22 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:30.592 8
23 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:30.593 10
24 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:30.662 11

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