Webber beats Vettel in Korean Red Bull 1-2

Saturday 13th October 2012, 07:13 by TF1T Staff 

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Mark Webber took his first pole position of the 2012 season to beat his team-mate Sebastian Vettel by just under a tenth to give Red Bull a front-row lockout.

That result handed Renault engines it's 200th pole.

Lewis Hamilton slotted into third for McLaren whilst Jenson Button could only manage a lowly 11th.

Championship leader Fernando Alonso secured fourth, a position he will be keen to improve on during the race in a bid to continue leading the title race when we leave Korea.

Kimi Raikkonen outqualified his team-mate in the updated Lotus which now features Coanda exhausts, unlike Romain Grosjean's car which has the previous spec.

Mercedes completed the top ten with Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher in 9th and 10th respectively.

HRT's Narain Karthikeyan suffered a scary moment in the braking zone on the longest straight during Q1, spinning as he hit the brakes, narrowly avoiding contact with a Force India.

Qualifying Results for the 2012 Korean GP:

#Driver Team Q1Q2Q3
02 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:38.208 1:37.767 1:37.316
01 M. Webber Red Bull 1:38.397 1:37.987 1:37.242
11 J. Button McLaren 1:38.615 1:38.441
13 K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:38.719 1:38.594
07 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:38.863 1:38.275 1:37.934
12 S. Perez Sauber 1:38.630 1:38.460
04 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:39.144 1:37.987 1:37.534
05 K. Räikkönen Lotus 1:38.887 1:38.227 1:37.625
03 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:39.180 1:38.000 1:37.469
08 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:38.981 1:38.428 1:38.266
06 F. Massa Ferrari 1:38.937 1:38.253 1:37.884
14 P. di Resta Force India 1:38.942 1:38.643  
10 M. Schumacher Mercedes 1:38.808 1:38.436 1:38.513
15 P. Maldonado Williams 1:39.024 1:38.725  
09 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:38.999 1:38.417 1:38.361
16 D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:38.784 1:39.084  
17 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:38.744 1:39.340  
18 B. Senna Williams 1:39.443    
20 H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:40.333    
22 T. Glock Marussia 1:41.371    
23 P. de la Rosa HRT 1:42.881    
21 C. Pic Marussia 1:41.317    
19 V. Petrov Caterham 1:40.207    
24 N. Karthikeyan HRT
   
Q1 107% Time: 1:45.082

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