Vettel sitting pretty in China

il y a 12 années, 7 mois - 16 Avril 2011
Vettel sitting pretty in China
Shanghai, China - Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel seized his fourth pole position in a row for Red Bull at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday.

Britain's Jenson Button, winner in China in 2010 after Vettel also set pole in that race, will start second on the grid on Sunday with McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton third and Nico Rosberg fourth for Mercedes.

The end of the final qualifying session though, proved rather anti-climatic as both Vettel and Button came in early from the final attempts after it became clear McLaren's Hamilton would not claim the pole position.

Vettel won the first two races for 2011 in Australia and Malaysia from pole.


  1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1min33.706
  2. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1min34.421
  3. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 1min34.463
  4. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes-Benz, 1min34.670
  5. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1min35.119
  6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1min35.145
  7. Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, 1min36.158
  8. Paul di Resta, Force India, 1min36.190
  9. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 1min36.203
  10. Vitaly Petrov, Renault, 1min35.149
  11. Adrian Sutil, Force India, 1min35.874
  12. Sergio Perez, Sauber, 1min36.053
  13. Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, 1min36.240
  14. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes-Benz, 1min36.457
  15. Rubens Barrichello, Williams, 1min36.465
  16. Nick Heidfeld, Renault, 1min36.611
  17. Pastor Maldonado, Williams, 1min36.956
  18. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 1min36.468
  19. Heikki Kovalainen, Lotus, 1min37.894
  20. Jarno Trulli, Lotus, 1min38.318
  21. Jerome d'Ambrosio, Virgin, 1min39.119
  22. Timo Glock, Virgin, 1min39.708
  23. Antonio Liuzzi, HRT, 1min40.212
  24. Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, 1min40.445