F1 2013 Indian Grand Prix qualifying result: Hamilton on second row

PUBLISHED: 10:54 26 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:51 27 October 2013

Lewis Hamilton on track at the Buddh International Circuit ahead of the 2013 Indian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Lewis Hamilton on track at the Buddh International Circuit ahead of the 2013 Indian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

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FORMULA 1 driver Lewis Hamilton will start the 2013 Indian Grand Prix from the second row after Sebastian Vettel took pole position in qualifying near New Delhi.

2013 Indian Grand Prix

Qualifying result: (top 10 only):

1 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

2 Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

3 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

4 Mark Webber (Red Bull)

5 Felipe Massa (Ferrari)

6 Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus)

7 Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber)

8 Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

9 Sergio Perez (McLaren)

10 Jenson Button (McLaren)

The 28-year-old Mercedes AMG Petronas motor racer from Hertfordshire qualified third fastest at the Buddh International Circuit today (Saturday).

Reigning F1 world champion Vettel stormed to pole position for Red Bull in India, with Hamilton’s Mercedes colleague Nico Rosberg also qualifying on the front row.

Rosberg clocked 1m 24.871s for P2 ahead of Silver Arrows teammate Hamilton, who will line-up third on the grid on option tyres.

Joining Hamilton on the second row will be Mark Webber in the other Red Bull.

Felipe Massa and the man who is replacing him in the Ferrari seat next season, Lotus Iceman Kimi Raikkonen, were fifth and sixth in the provisional qualifying results.

Nico Hulkenberg was seventh for Sauber ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

McLaren men Sergio Perez and Jenson Button completed the Q3 top 10.

Pole-sitter Vettel only needs to finish fifth on Sunday to claim the world title for the fourth successive season.


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