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Korean Grand Prix Qualifying Red Bull Lock It Up Again

by F1Fan on October 23, 2010

For the eigth time this Season Red Bull Racing Locked up the first row of the grid, this time for the inaugural Korean Grand prix.

In a closely fought Qualifying session the championship contenders fought for pole position and for most of Q3 it seemed as though Fernando Alonso would claim pole for Ferrari after being the first car to break 1 minute 36 seconds posting a blistering time of 1:35.766.

But on the final lap of the Qualifying session both Red Bulls went slightly faster, with Sebastian Vettel claiming his second pole position in a row beating out Webber by the narrowest of margins, just 74 hundredths of a second.

Korea Grand Prix Qualifying Grid Position

Grid PositionDriver/TeamGrid PositionDriver/Team
1Vettel/Red Bull Racing2Webber/Red Bull Racing
3Alonso/Ferrari4Hamilton/McLaren
5Rosberg/Mercedes GP6Massa/Ferrari
7Button/McLaren8Kubica/Renault F1
9Schumacher/Mercedes GP10Barrichello/Williams
11Hulkenberg/Wiliams12Kobayashi/BMW Sauber F1
13Heidfeld/BMW Sauber f114Sutil/Force India
15Petrov/Renault F116Alguersuari/Toro Rosso
17Buemi/Toro Rosso18Liuzzi/Force India
19Trulli/Lotus Racing20Glock/Virgin Racing
21Kovalainen/Lotus Racing22Di Grassi/Virgin Racing
23Yamamoto/ HRT F1 Team24Senna/HRT F1 Team
2010 F1 Season, Round 17, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam. Qualifying Results

Vettels time of 1:35.585 was almost two tenths faster than that of Alonso, while Ferrari have made a terrific improvement in the F10 since the Belgium Grand Prix, it just seems that the Red Bull RB6 is just that much better with both Vettel and Webber seemingly being able to turn up the pace when it matters the most.

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Lea October 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Hi,
I have kind of an odd question. Do you record the F1 races? My husband has a collection of all of the past races he has recorded on DVD. Unfortunately he missed about 1/2 of the Korean GP because it was so slow to get going due to the rain. I would really like to make his day and find a copy of this race on DVD.
If you can help at all or have any suggestions, I would really appreciate it.
Thanks!
Lhea

F1Fan October 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Hi Lea,

I had the same problem, luckily I managed to record most of the race from a later broadcast. I think my DVR will allow me to make a copy although I have never used that feature.

If you can’t find a copy elsewhere send me a e:mail on clive@f1racingfan.com And I’ll see what I can do.

It was a great race.

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