Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel took pole position in the qualifying for tomorrow’s inaugural Formula1 Grand Prix of India. In qualifying second fastest was Lewis Hamilton but the McLaren driver will be demoted to fifth on the grid because of the three place penalty handed over to him yesterday by race direction owing to his not slowing down during a yellow flag period in free practice one. Pastor Maldonado was also handed the same penalty for the same reason.
This means that Mark Webber who actually qualified in third position will line up in second alongside his teammate Vettel.
Third place on the grid goes to Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso (after the Hamilton penalty) and fourth to Jenson Button in the other McLaren.
Sixth place was cemented by Felipe Massa in the second of the Ferrari’s while seventh and eighth went to Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes and Adrian Sutil in the Sahara Force India respectively.
Sebastian Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari in the two Toro Rosso cars were ninth and tenth. The second Sahara Force India car of Paul Di Resta could only qualify 13th and India’s Narain Karthikeyan in the Team HRT car qualified in 21st position ahead of his teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF ZAYN KHAN