Sebastian Vettel has kept his qualifying record impeccable by qualifying in pole position at Istanbul for the Turkish GP. This is his fourth pole in as many races this year. If the final GP of last year, Abu Dhabi is taken into consideration, Vettel has so far had five pole positions consecutively. In what seems to be a change of luck, his team mate Mark Webber finished qualifying in second place, with Nico Rosberg of the resurgent team Mercedes Petronas taking third place on the grid for tomorrows race. Michael Schumacher, his team mate could only take the eighth place in spite of looking good for better in Q1 and Q2. Felipe Massa seemed victim of another perplexing strategy from Ferrari. He set fastest lap in Q1 on soft tyres and chose not to run in Q3 in order to conserve tyres for the race tomorrow. Fourth place on the grid went to Lewis Hamilton while his team mate Jenson Button took sixth. In the McLaren sandwich will be Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Lotus Renault drivers Vitaly Petrov and Nick Heidfeld finished seventh and ninth on the grid respectively while Felipe Massa will start from the tenth position. Rubens Barrichello takes the eleventh place on the grid while Force India cars of Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta will start the race from 12th and 13th places. Narain Karthikeyan will start from P22 and Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi whose car broke down without setting any time will have to appeal to the stewards to allow him to start the race since as per the new 107% rule he will not be eligible to start the race.