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India 2011 - Qualifying results // A handful of penalties hit the grid, but Vettel takes pole position

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Sebastian Vettel took another supreme pole position at the Buddh International Circuit, helped a little by yellow flags caused after an accident by Felipe Massa. The Ferrari driver crashed off into the barriers, meaning those behind had to lift and compromise their laps. Further back, Timo Glock was outside the 107% time but had a gearbox problem that curtailed his running in the first session. There are penalties galore for this race, but here is how the qualifying order finished, with a note of those facing grid drops.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:24.17816
2Lewis Hamilton (1)McLaren1:24.47418
3Mark WebberRed Bull1:24.50817
4Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:24.51919
5Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:24.95020
6Felipe MassaFerrari1:25.12218
7Nico RosbergMercedes1:25.45119
8Adrian SutilForce IndiaNo Time19
9Sébastien BuemiToro RossoNo Time19
10Jaime AlguersuariToro RossoNo Time19
11Vitaly Petrov (2)Renault1:26.31920
12Michael SchumacherMercedes1:26.33717
13Paul di RestaForce India1:26.50315
14Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:26.53718
15Bruno SennaRenault1:26.65116
16Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1:27.24717
17Sergio Pérez (3)Sauber1:27.56210
18Kamui KobayashiSauber1:27.8766
19Heikki KovalainenLotus1:28.56513
20Jarno TrulliLotus1:28.75213
21Daniel Ricciardo (4)HRT1:30.21611
22Narain Karthikeyan (5)HRT1:30.23811
23Jérôme D'AmbrosioVirgin1:30.86614
Timo GlockVirgin1:34.0463

107% time: 1:32.222

  1. Hamilton takes a three place grid drop for ignoring yellow flags in FP1.
  2. Petrov faces a five place drop after the crash with Schumacher in Korea.
  3. Pérez has a similar penalty to Hamilton, three places for ignoring yellow flags.
  4. Ricciardo gets a five place grid drop after changing his gearbox ahead of qualifying.
  5. Karthikeyan took a five place drop for impeding Michael Schumacher in qualifying.

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