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China 2013 - Qualifying results // Mercedes snap up pole position as the Red Bull drivers falter

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Although punctuated by extended quiet moments, the qualifying session in China still managed to throw up some surprises. Both Toro Rosso drivers escaped Q1, with Daniel Ricciardo making it all the way up into the top ten. Mark Webber suffered a fuel issue that stopped him during the second session, whilst Sebastian Vettel's final flying lap saw him run off track and abandon the time. Meanwhile, it was Lewis Hamilton who soared to pole position for the first time at his new team.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:34.4849
2Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:34.76111
3Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:34.78812
4Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:34.8619
5Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:34.93312
6Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:35.3649
7Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:35.99815
8Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes2:05.67312
9Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull RacingNo time13
10Nico HülkenbergSauber F1 TeamNo time11
11Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:36.2879
12Sergio PérezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:36.31410
13Adrian SutilSahara Force India F1 Team1:36.40511
14Mark WebberInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:36.6796
15Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:37.13910
16Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.19912
17Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:37.7693
18Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:37.9905
19Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:38.7806
20Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:39.5373
21Charles PicCaterham F1 Team1:39.6146
22Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:39.6606

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