Seb set for Suzuka’s Super Sunday

Posted on October 10, 2010

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Sebastian Vettel has stormed to pole position in Sunday morning qualifying in Suzuka as Red Bull locked out the front row.

 

Sebastian Vettel is all set to dominate in Suzuka's super Sunday. Credit: Red Bull/Getty

The young German, who so dominated this track in 2009, will be confident of taking his second win from pole this year after proving to be untouchable in this session.

Championship leader Mark Webber will be perfectly happy with starting second, especially with nearest rival Fernando Alonso starting only fourth. It’s exactly what he needs to manage his title lead.

Robert Kubica did excellently to start third but the dark horse today could be Jenson Button. The McLaren driver was the only man to run hard tyres in Q3 and will be out of sequence on strategy later today. There’s an expectation the soft tyres could struggle early in the race after yesterday’s down pour.

Predictions – Vettel, heading Webber and Button to the flag. Going to be a long night!

Full results:

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:32.035 1:31.184 1:30.785
2 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:32.476 1:31.241 1:30.853
3 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.809 1:31.523 1:31.169
4 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1:32.808 1:32.042 1:31.231
5 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:32.555 1:31.819 1:31.352
6 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.636 1:31.763 1:31.378
7 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1:32.238 1:31.886 1:31.494
8 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:32.361 1:31.874 1:31.535
9 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:32.211 1:31.926 1:31.559
10 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 1:32.513 1:32.073 1:31.846
11 22 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:33.011 1:32.187
12 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:32.721 1:32.321
13 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:32.849 1:32.422
14 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:32.783 1:32.427
15 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:33.186 1:32.659
16 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:33.471 1:33.071
17 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:33.216 1:33.154
18 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:33.568
19 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:35.346
20 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:35.464
21 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:36.265
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:36.332
23 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:37.270
24 20 Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1:37.365
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