Sebastian Vettel grabbed a third consecutive pole position in India with the fastest ever lap around the Buddh International Circuit this Saturday afternoon.

The Red Bull driver, who can clinch a fourth world title by finishing fifth or higher in Sunday’s race, clocked a lap of 1m 24.119s on the soft tyre – seven-tenths quicker than Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg, who qualified in second ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Mark Webber set the fourth best time on the medium compound tyres just ahead of Felipe Massa. Fernando Alonso who was following Webber strategy only managed eight best time just ahead of the two McLarens.


Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:24.119 12
02. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:24.871 21
03. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:24.941 20
04. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1:25.047 17
05. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.201 19
06. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 1:25.248 18
07. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sauber F1 1:25.334 19
08. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.826 15
09. Mexico Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.153 21
10. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.487 23
11. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.989 14
12. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:31.992 15
13. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sahara Force India 1:32.013 14
14. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:32.063 16
15. Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 1:32.093 15
16. Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 1:32.485 9
17. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 1:32.890 7
18. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:33.357 9
19. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 1:34.320 8
20. Holland Giedo van der Garde Caterham F1 Team 1:34.556 6
21. France Charles Pic Caterham F1 Team 1:34.879 7
22. United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 1:34.958 8
  Q1 107% Time: 1:31.564