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Bahrain 2012 - Qualifying results - Vettel takes pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix

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Michael Schumacher was the surprise drop-out of the first session of qualifying. He had DRS issues on the car and settled for a tenth place laptime, before the pace quickened and he fell rapidly down the order. Heikki Kovalainen got through to Q2, where Pastor Maldonado opted not to set a time due to his gearbox related five place grid drop. It was a close fight to pole position in the final session, with Lewis Hamilton setting the benchmark. Mark Webber posted the P1 time for a fraction of a second, before Sebastian Vettel crossed the line and snatched it from him.

1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:32.42218
2Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:32.52013
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:32.63717
4Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:32.71112
5Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:32.82110
6Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.91217
7Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:33.00813
8Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:33.39417
9Fernando AlonsoScuderia FerrariNo Time11
10Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 TeamNo Time15
11Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:33.7896
12Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:33.80613
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:33.80712
14Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:33.91214
15Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:34.01714
16Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:36.13210
17Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 TeamNo Time8
18Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:34.8655
19Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:35.0148
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:35.8237
21Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:37.6838
22Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:37.8836
23Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:37.9057
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:38.3147

107% time: 1:40.380

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