SEBASTIAN VETTEL (Red Bull) took pole position – his ninth of the season – for tomorrow morning’s first ever (South) Korean Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam.
The young German’s Q3 pole effort was a 1:35.585 lap, an average speed of 131.556 mph.
His Championship leading team-mate, Mark Webber, will line up alongside him in yet another all Red Bull front row. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso will start from third on the grid.
The rest of the top ten from fourth to tenth are: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Jenson Button (McLaren), Robert Kubica (Renault), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) and Rubens Barrichello (Williams).
I’m not sure what to make of the track itself, apart from the fact that the pit lane entry is not in the safest place in the world by any stretch of the imagination. All those of you who have seen it will (hopefully) agree with me.
Both the McLaren drivers (Button and Hamilton) ideally need to come first and second and hope that the other three title contenders: Webber, Alonso and Vettel finish poorly or fail to score at all in order to keep their title hopes alive. Sadly I can only see a Red Bull, namely Vettel, winning this race tomorrow morning.
We will just have to wait and see.