Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for the fourth time this season after leading the field in a chaotic qualifying session at Suzuka. Three crashes forced the session to be stopped at different points, including a particularly worrying accident for Timo Glock. And Brawn duo Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello could face penalties after improving … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

Barrichello crash gives Hamilton pole (Singapore Grand Prix qualifying)

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A crash decided the Singapore Grand Prix last year, and a crash decided Singapore Grand Prix qualifying this year. Rubens Barrichello’s shunt in the dying moments of qualifying may have been entirely innocent, but it handed Lewis Hamilton pole position for the second Singapore Grand Prix. Championship leader Jenson Button, meanwhile, will start from outside … Continue reading Barrichello crash gives Hamilton pole (Singapore Grand Prix qualifying)

Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)

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Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil will share the front row of a grid for the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow. It’s the first time they’ve done so since 2005 at Zandvoort – when the pair were team mates in the F3 Euroseries. A last-gap effort from Hamilton seized pole position from the Force India driver. Sutil … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)

Hamilton leads McLaren one-two (European Grand Prix qualifying)

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McLaren locked out the front row of the grid for the European Grand Prix at Valencia with Lewis Hamilton leading Heikki Kovalainen. But it could have been the other way around if Kovalainen hadn’t blown his final shot at a lap. And it was bad news for Ferrari’s Luca Badoer, who starts tomorrow’s race from … Continue reading Hamilton leads McLaren one-two (European Grand Prix qualifying)

Alonso takes surprise pole in disrupted session (Hungarian GP qualifying)

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Felipe Massa’s horrific crash caused a substantial delay to qualifying at the Hungaroring – after which Fernando Alonso claimed his first pole position in almost two years. The result was even more of a surprise as the final moments of qualifying were disrupted by a total failure of the timing systems, meaning even the drivers … Continue reading Alonso takes surprise pole in disrupted session (Hungarian GP qualifying)

Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position for a second race in a row as Red Bull’s excellent British Grand Prix performance continued. The team looked likely to lock out the front row but Mark Webber was delayed on his final qualifying attempt, leaving him third. Vettel and fellow front row starter Rubens Barrichello have … Continue reading Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

Jenson Button does it again as Ferrari hit back (Monaco Grand Prix qualifying)

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Jenson Button’s rivals failed to keep him away from a crucial fourth pole position of the season at Monaco. But he’ll have to work hard to keep Kimi Raikkonen behind him – the KERS-equipped Ferrari driver lines up second on the grid. Lewis Hamilton, however, lines up 16th after throwing away his chances of a … Continue reading Jenson Button does it again as Ferrari hit back (Monaco Grand Prix qualifying)

Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying)

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Jenson Button starts from pole position for the third time this year after a stunning last-gasp lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. Button bumped title rival Sebastian Vettel back to second place having begun his final effort with only two seconds to spare. Meanwhile it was another qualifying disaster for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen was … Continue reading Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying)

Super-cool Vettel takes second pole in China (Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel took the second pole position of his career – and Red Bull’s first – using just a single lap in Q2 and Q3 to deliver a perfect performance. Fernando Alonso surprised by grabbing second ahead of Mark Webber as Renault-engined cars locked out the top three – bumping back the Brawn duo of … Continue reading Super-cool Vettel takes second pole in China (Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2 (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)

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A few weeks ago we had never heard of Brawn GP. Now the team that rose from the dead has sensationally locked out the front row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. Jenson Button took pole position – his first for three years – from Rubens Barrichello. Sebastien Vettel claimed third on the … Continue reading Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2 (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)