Sebastian Vettel grabbed the pole position for the Korean Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton will start second. Mark Webber finished third but after getting a 10-place grid penalty he will start 13th. (All AP and AFP pictures)
Runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position on Saturday for the Korean Grand Prix, pipping Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton was pleased to be in the top three. "I'm happy and happy to be here for sure. I'm happy that the car is just as competitive as it is and the guys have done such a good job to get us up this high."
Vettel's Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber was third fastest in qualifying for Sunday's race but a 10-place grid penalty from the previous race in Singapore relegates him to a lowly 13th.
In-form Romain Grosjean of Lotus was fourth fastest at a sparse and increasingly overcast Yeongam circuit, ahead of Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg. They will line up together on the second row because of Webber's reprimand for hitching a lift with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso at the end of the Singapore race two weeks ago.
Paul Di Resta of Force India just survived being eliminated in Q1, but could not avoid the same fate in Q2, going out along with team-mate Adrian Sutil. The duo will start 14th and 15th.
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||212|
|5||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|8||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||80|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull||Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|5||Williams|| Valtteri Bottas|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|