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Korea 2010 - Qualifying // Who will secure the first pole position at this new track?

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Rubens Barrichello kicks up a bit of dust as he gets to grips with the track
Credit: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic

After 240 minutes of practice, you would think the drivers have learnt enough of the circuit to have it down to a fine art. They now have 60 minutes of qualifying to prove themselves! So far we've had three different leaders, Hamilton, Webber and Kubica, but it looks like pole position could go to anyone.

Weather update

moderate

Yeongam County, Saturday

21℃

  • Low 19℃
  • Humidity 63%

Moderate

FP3 saw complete cover but the forecasts suggest the sun could try and make a breakthrough as the afternoon wears on. It doesn't make too much difference to the running, although the track temperature was a little lower than at it's peak yesterday.

One to watch

Robert Kubica unexpectedly popped up in P1 towards the end of the third practice session, and he held the position solidly until the end. The Renault has been looking stronger and stronger recently, but never quite fulfilling it's potential, and with a level playing field of the unknown track, this could be their chance to shine.

However, there is the possibility that Red Bull could pull it back.

Red Bull is two-tenths off on the long straights of sector one with its "underpowered" Renault engine. But, hang on, Renault driver Kubica is as fast as anyone through that sector!

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Predictions please

Of course the only real question can be - who will take pole position? Who will get their name as the first pole position in Korea? Will it be a Red Bull, McLaren or Ferrari? Or will someone new and unexpected seize the opportunity?

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After 240 minutes of practice, you would think the drivers have learnt enough of the circuit to have it down to a fine art. They now have 60 minutes of qualifying to prove themselves! So far we've had three different leaders, Hamilton, Webber and Kubica, but it looks like pole position could go to anyone.
Charles Coates/LAT Photographic

Event start

06:00GMT +01:00

23 October 2010