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27 March 2010

Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix from the front row after dominating the qualifying battle in Melbourne today.

Vettel edged his Australian team-mate (pictured) by just over a tenth of a second to claim pole position with a 1m23.919s best.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton made a shock exit from qualifying in Q2, complaining of a poor balance. However, team boss Martin whitmarsh suggested Hamilton's rap for a road driving offence may have distracted him.

Australian Grand Prix qualifying times

1 Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) 1:23.9192 Webber (Red Bull-Renault) 1:24.0353 Alonso (Ferrari) 1:24.1114 Button (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:24.6755 Massa (Ferrari) 1:24.8376 Rosberg (Mercedes) 1:24.8847 Schumacher (Mercedes) 1:24.9278 Barrichello (Williams-Cosworth) 1:25.2179 Kubica (Renault) 1:25.37210 Sutil (Force India-Mercedes) 1:26.03611 Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:25.18412 Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:25.63813 Liuzzi (Force India-Mercedes) 1:25.74314 de la Rosa (Sauber-Ferrari) 1:25.74715 Hulkenberg (Williams-Cosworth) 1:25.74816 Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari) 1:25.77717 Alguersuari (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:26.08918 Petrov (Renault) 1:26.47119 Kovalainen (Lotus-Cosworth) 1:28.79720 Trulli (Lotus-Cosworth) 1:29.11121 Glock (Virgin-Cosworth) 1:29.59222 di Grassi (Virgin-Cosworth) 1:30.18523 Senna (HRT-Cosworth) 1:30.52624 Chandhok (HRT-Cosworth) 1:30.613

All timing unofficial

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Phil McCavitie 27 March 2010

Re: Vettel takes Oz F1 pole

I'd like to see Webber take this race and win. There's an honesty about the man that is so refreshing in F1.

The Colonel 27 March 2010

Re: Vettel takes Oz F1 pole

VirginPower wrote:
The Qualifying times are completely buggered. I know Autocar doesn't take literacy or accuracy very seriously

It has been changed now (no edit to say so) but, of course, it was just easy to copy and paste column 1, wholesale, from the Autosport website, so why bother with compiling the timings correctly, no-one will bother to notice, surely???

VirginPower wrote:
1:24.927 - God

Heh.

AB17790 27 March 2010

Re: Vettel takes Oz F1 pole

what the hell VirginPower

AutoCar are just telling people the results sorry mr right


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