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Hamilton claims second pole in Malaysian heat

March 24, 2012


Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the second week in a row with a storming lap at the beginning of today’s final qualifying session. The Briton’s rivals had no answer to his time of 1m 32.219s. Jenson Button came close right at the end and will start second again, just as in Australia. Hamilton will […]

Vettel proves unbeatable in Monza qualifying

September 10, 2011


Sebastian Vettel claimed yet another pole position in Monza with an electrifying performance leaving the rest in the shade. Red Bull had never qualified on the front row in Italy but the world champion elect put paid to that record. The German’s 1m 22.275s was a full half second quicker than the rest of the […]

Vettel returns to his favourite grid position in Hungary

July 30, 2011


Sebastian Vettel has returned to his familiar pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The champion’s Red Bull mechanics worked through the night to correct a set up which left the team struggling in Friday practice. But there was no sign of worries from Vettel as he posted a 1m 19.815s on his second Q3 […]

Webber pips Hamilton to pole position at the Nurburgring

July 23, 2011


Mark Webber took pole position for the German Grand Prix by the slenderest of margins after a fast and furious qualifying session. The Australian posted a stunning 1m 30.079s to take P1 but Lewis Hamilton rung everything from his McLaren to park on the front row with a 1m 30.134s. It was a brilliant lap […]

Webber defeats Vettel, the weather and the rules to take pole

July 9, 2011


Mark Webber has stormed to pole for the British Grand Prix, beating team mate Sebastian Vettel for only the second time this season. The Australian set his time early in Q3 as showers swept across Silverstone. He was second over the line and immediately pipped Vettel to the top spot. It was a brilliant lap […]

Vettel cruises to his usual position at the front of the grid

June 25, 2011


Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull dominated qualifying yet again, defying predictions that engine mapping rule changes would break their grip on Saturday sessions. The reigning world champion was peerless again, firing in a 1m 36.975s on his first Q3 run – and he was going even faster on the second run before calling it quits […]

Vettel continues his unbeatable qualifying form as McLaren pray for rain

June 11, 2011


Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position at tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix after holding off a resurgent Ferrari team in qualifying. The world champion starts from the front for the 6th time in seven races after posting a 1m 13.014s, just a tenth quicker than Fernando Alonso. It’s one of the narrower margins to Vettel […]