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Europe 2012 - Qualifying results // Sebastian Vettel takes pole position in Valencia, ahead of Lewis Hamilton

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Sebastian Vettel secured his third pole position of the season in Valencia today, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado. The sessions were somewhat unusual, with Timo Glock unable to participate due to his ongoing stomach bug, and Mark Webber dropping out early due to hydraulic trouble. Heikki Kovalainen qualified ahead of both Toro Rossos, and both Ferrari drivers dropped out in the second session. It was left to Vettel to take pole position ahead of the McLaren, whilst Jenson Button could only manage 9th fastest.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:38.08615
2Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.41017
3Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:38.47521
4Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:38.50516
5Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:38.51316
6Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.62317
7Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:38.74112
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.75219
9Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.80116
10Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.99218
11Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:38.70714
12Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.77012
13Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:38.78014
14Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:39.20715
15Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:39.35814
16Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:40.29511
17Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.35812
18Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.2039
19Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:40.3957
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:40.4578
21Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:42.1717
22Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:42.5278
23Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:42.67510

107% cutoff: 1:45.742

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