Red Bull secure third consecutive front-row

Saturday 27th October 2012, 10:40 by TF1T Staff 

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Sebastian Vettel will start on pole position for the 2012 Indian Grand Prix after putting in a 1:25.283 to skip ahead of team-mate Mark Webber by just a 0.044s.

The result marks Red Bull's third consecutive front-row lockout.

McLaren were quite clearly the second fastest team with Lewis Hamilyon lining up in third with Jenson Button alongside.

Ferrari meanwhile occupate the third-row with Fernando Alonso just pipping Felipe Massa to fifth position.

The session was surprisingly close with Red Bull only narrowly ahead of their rivals when compared to Vettel's practice pace, however all the top three teams are confident of their race pace which could result in an action packed race.

Qualifying Results for the 2012 Indian GP:

#Driver Team Q1Q2Q3
01 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:26.387 1:25.435 1:25.283
02 M. Webber Red Bull 1:26.744 1:25.610 1:25.327
04 J. Button McLaren 1:26.564 1:25.467 1:25.659
17 K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:27.517 1:27.219
11 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:26.897 1:26.136  
08 S. Perez Sauber 1:27.179 1:26.076 1:26.360
05 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:26.829 1:25.834 1:25.773
07 K. Räikkönen Lotus 1:26.740 1:26.101 1:26.236
03 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:26.516 1:25.816 1:25.544
12 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:27.185 1:26.241  
06 F. Massa Ferrari 1:26.939 1:26.111 1:25.857
16 P. di Resta Force India 1:27.462 1:26.989  
14 M. Schumacher Mercedes 1:27.482 1:26.574  
09 P. Maldonado Williams 1:26.048 1:25.983 1:26.713
10 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.458 1:25.976
15 D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:27.006 1:26.777  
19 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:27.525
 
13 B. Senna Williams 1:26.851 1:26.331  
20 H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:29.500    
21 T. Glock Marussia 1:29.613    
22 P. de la Rosa HRT 1:30.592    
24 C. Pic Marussia 1:30.662    
19 V. Petrov Caterham 1:28.756    
23 N. Karthikeyan HRT 1:30.601    
Q1 107% Time: 1:45.082

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