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However, recently crowned 2011 Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has shown that he’s not about to let all the glory get to his head by posting the second fastest time today, a 1:36.042.
Further down the line is Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button who will start at third, followed by Vettel’s team-mate Mark Webber starting on fourth.
Interestingly, Button was using Hamilton’s old chassis, and will continue to do so for the rest of the weekend after it was discovered that his car had a broken engine mounting stud. After qualifying, he said: “Not too bad. We're in a good place to start the race. Congrats to Lewis”.
Behind Webber are the two Ferrari drivers Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso who will start at fifth and sixth spots respectively.
Going into tomorrow’s race, Sebastian Vettel sits on 324 points, followed by Jenson Button on 210 points and Fernando Alonso on 202 points.
In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing is the clear leader with 518 points, followed by McLaren on 388 points and Ferrari on 292 points.
Stay tuned for our continuing coverage of the 2011 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix, with our weather forecast on Sunday and full race results on Monday.