Korea Grand Prix – Qualifying Results

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Pos Driver               Team              
 1. Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault      
 2. Lewis Hamilton       Mercedes              
 3. Romain Grosjean      Lotus-Renault         
 4. Nico Rosberg         Mercedes              
 5. Fernando Alonso      Ferrari               
 6. Felipe Massa         Ferrari               
 7. Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber-Ferrari        
 8. Esteban Gutierrez    Sauber-Ferrari        
 9. Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault         
10. Sergio Perez         McLaren-Mercedes      
11. Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes      
12. Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    
13. Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault      
14. Adrian Sutil         Force India-Mercedes  
15. Paul di Resta        Force India-Mercedes  
16. Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    
17. Valtteri Bottas      Williams-Renault      
18. Pastor Maldonado     Williams-Renault      
19. Charles Pic          Caterham-Renault      
20. Giedo van der Garde  Caterham-Renault      
21. Max Chilton          Marussia-Cosworth     
22. Jules Bianchi        Marussia-Cosworth

Qualifying results:

Pos Driver                Team                 Time        Gap   
 1. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault     1m37.202s
 2. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes             1m37.420s  +0.218s
 3. Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault     1m37.464s  +0.262s
 4. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault        1m37.531s  +0.329s
 5. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes             1m37.679s  +0.477s
 6. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari              1m38.038s  +0.836s
 7. Felipe Massa          Ferrari              1m38.223s  +1.021s
 8. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber-Ferrari       1m38.237s  +1.035s
 9. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari       1m38.405s  +1.203s
10. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault        1m38.822s  +1.620s
Q2 cut-off time: 1m38.327s                                 Gap **
11. Sergio Perez          McLaren-Mercedes     1m38.362s  +0.793s
12. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes     1m38.365s  +0.796s
13. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m38.417s  +0.848s
14. Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes 1m38.431s  +0.862s
15. Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes 1m38.718s  +1.149s
16. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m38.781s  +1.212s
Q1 cut-off time: 1m39.175s                                 Gap *
17. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault     1m39.470s  +1.129s
18. Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault     1m39.987s  +1.646s
19. Charles Pic           Caterham-Renault     1m40.864s  +2.523s
20. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham-Renault     1m40.871s  +2.530s
21. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth    1m41.169s  +2.828s
22. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth    1m41.322s  +2.981s
* Gap to quickest in Q1
** Gap to quickest in Q2

Video: post qualifying interview with Kimi by Sky Sports


Kimi Raikkonen – 10th: “I made a mistake on my only set of new tyres in the final qualifying session so my lap wasn’t fast enough for a better position, which eventually meant I ended up tenth and will start from ninth position tomorrow. We’ve had a bit of understeer in the car so I’ve struggled a little all weekend. If you look at the long run pace yesterday we should have a stronger race, but obviously we have to see how the weather turns out. We hope to do better tomorrow.”

Romain Grosjean – 4th: “Our aim was to be up there fighting with the Mercedes today and that’s exactly where we were. The Red Bulls were always going to be quick, so to be reasonably close to them in terms of the times is not too bad. Gaining a place on the grid just because another driver has been penalised is not how you want to move forwards, but I’ve had to cope with it before myself and it’s part of the sport. Of course, it will be an advantage for us as it means we’ll start on the clean side of the track. Tomorrow will be interesting in terms of what effect the tyre degradation has, but our race pace looked strong yesterday so we’re aiming for a good result.”

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