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Turkey 2011 - Qualifying results // It's another pole position for Red Bull, as they deny Mercedes

Published by Christine

Qualifying in Turkey was a bit of a letdown after the build up of a fascinating couple of practice sessions. Red Bull had their car in perfect working order today, so much so that in the final ten minutes of qualifying, Vettel set the fastest lap and then climbed out of the car, job done. The only other thing of real note was Kamui Kobayashi's Sauber, which crawled to a stop in the first session and meant he couldn't take any part in qualifying, and set no time.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:25.04912
2Mark WebberRed Bull1:25.45410
3Nico RosbergMercedes1:25.57415
4Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:25.59513
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:25.85116
6Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:25.98214
7Vitaly PetrovRenault1:26.29615
8Michael SchumacherMercedes1:26.64613
9Nick HeidfeldRenault1:26.65913
10Felipe MassaFerrari1:26.39516
11Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1:26.76410
12Adrian SutilForce India1:27.02714
13Paul di RestaForce India1:27.14511
14Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:27.23614
15Sergio PérezSauber1:27.24411
16Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso1:27.2559
17Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso1:27.5727
18Heikki KovalainenLotus1:28.7808
19Jarno TrulliLotus1:29.6738
20Jérôme D'Ambrosio *Virgin1:30.4458
21Tonio LiuzziHRT1:30.6927
22Timo GlockVirgin1:30.8138
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT1:31.5648
24Kamui Kobayashi **SauberNo Time2

* Jérôme D'Ambrosio will take a five place grid drop for ignoring yellow flags in Free Practice 2.

** Kamui Kobayashi could not participate in qualifying after his car came to a halt. He will not fall foul of the 107% rule though, as the Sauber has shown good pace in earlier sessions.

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