RED BULL’S Sebastian Vettel took pole yesterday for the European Grand Prix in Valencia.
The young German’s Q3 time was a 1:37.587 (124.209 mph). Joining him on the front row of the grid is his team-mate Mark Webber, who lapped the circuit in a time of 1:37.662. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton – who has won the last two Grand Prixs – starts third after posting a lap of 1:37.969.
The rest of the top ten drivers are from fourth to tenth: Alonso (Ferrari), Massa (Ferrari), Kubica (Renault), Button (McLaren), Hülkenberg (Williams), Barrichello (Williams) and Petrov (Renault).
Both the Mercedes of Rosberg and Schumacher failed to reach Q3, and they start 12th and 15th respectively. Both of the Force India’s also missed Q3. Sutil and Liuzzi line up next to each other on row seven.
Unfortunately, the Lotus team failed to reach Q2 in what is the names 500th Grand Prix.
My race prediction: Vettel to win because you just can’t overtake on the very dull and boring Valencia street circuit. But England will beat Germany in the football. 🙂