The 2012 Korean Grand Prix has a Red Bull front row after Mark Webber snatched pole from Sebastian Vettel. McLaren’s Hamilton is third.
Qualifying for the Korean Grand Prix in Seoul this morning looked like it was heading Red Bull’s way, with Sebastian Vettel strongest in Q1 and Q2. But, when it mattered, it was the Red Bull of Mark Webber grabbing pole with a cracking lap in Q3 to pip his team mate to pole by less than a tenth of a second.
Behind the dominant Red Bulls is the McLaren of Hamilton who did well to push the problems of the Twitter Twaddle to one side for a third place. Sadly, team mate Jenson Button lifted off a quick lap at the end of Q2 when the Toro Rosso of Daniel Ricciardo stopped on track bringing out the yellow flags, and failed to make Q3. He starts in 11th.
Alongside Hamilton, in fourth, is the Ferrari of Alonso hoping for a race without incident and with points to keep a handle on his championship lead. Behind Alonso and Hamilton is the Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen in fifth alongside the Ferrari of Felipe Massa in sixth, Gosjean and Hulkenberg make up row four and the last top ten places are Mercedes; Rosberg in ninth and Schumacher in tenth.
Webber may be in front, but it’s likely that however well he drives the winner will (if the Red Bulls keep the pack at bay) be Vettel.
Because that would put Vettel in first place of the driver’s championship whatever happens behind.