After proving quickest during yesterday’s practice sessions for the 2012 Formula One Korean Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel have followed up with stunning performances during qualifying today, locking out the front of the grid for tomorrow’s race.
In the end it was Webber fastest at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, with the Aussie posting a best time of 1:37.242. Vettel wasn’t far behind, posting a best time of 1:37.316 in the third qualifying session.
Showing an impressive return to form was McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who will be starting at third on the grid tomorrow thanks to his best time of 1:37.469. Next to him at fourth on the grid will be current points leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, who came in with a 1:37.534 after 19 laps.
Rounding out the top five will be Lotus’ Kimi Räikkönen, whose best time was 1:37.625. With all of the top five on the grid still in contention for the 2012 F1 title, tomorrow’s race should be very exciting, barring no major mishaps at the start like we saw at last week’s Japanese Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix two races before that.
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, Lotus’ Romain Grosjean, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, and Mercedes-AMG duo Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher complete the top 10.
Going into tomorrow’s race, Fernando Alonso remains on top of the points ladder with 194 points, followed by Sebastian Vettel in second with 190 points and Kimi Räikkönen in third with 157 points.In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing has 324 points to McLaren’s 283 and Ferrari’s 263.
Currently, the weather prediction for the Korean Grand Prix is for fine conditions, so let’s hope it stays that way.