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2013-10-05 08:26

RED BULL RAMPANT AGAIN: F1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel has taken pole position for the start of the 2013 Korean F1 GP. Image: AFP

ALAN BALDWIN

YEONGAM, South Korea - Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday's Korean Grand Prix on pole position for Red Bull with Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes alongside on the front row.

Vettel, 60 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the championship and chasing his fourth win in a row, chalked up his third successive pole with a fastest lap of one minute 37.202 seconds.

Alonso, who was sixth fastest, will start in fifth place thanks to a 10-place penalty imposed on Red Bull's Australian Mark Webber, who had qualified in third.

Qualifying for the 2013 Korean F1 GP

 
1 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1min37.202
2 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min37.420
3 Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1min37.464 (10-place grid penalty)
4 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min37.531
5 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min37.679
6 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min38.038
7 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1min38.223
8 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Sauber 1min38.237
9 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber 1min38.405
10 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 1min38.822

11 Sergio Perez (Mexico) McLaren 1min38.362
12 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min38.365
13 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1min38.417
14 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 1min38.431
15 Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1min38.718
16 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1min38.781

17 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 1min39.470
18 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1min39.987
19 Charles Pic (France) Caterham 1min40.864
20 Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham 1min40.871
21 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia 1min41.169
22 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia 1min41.322

1-10: third and final qualifying session
11-16: second qualifying session
17-22: first qualifying session

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