Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the new track in Austin

Sebastian Vettel became the first holder of pole position on the newest racetrack Circuit Of The Americas in Austin (Texas), won the qualification to the United States Grand Prix in 2012, returned to the World Championship calendar of Formula 1 after five years. Actually, Sebastian became the author of the fastest times in all sessions of free practice and qualifying all segments. To challenge it could only Lewis Hamilton – just the two of them managed to get out in the final one minute and thirty six seconds. But the pilot McLaren still lost the championship leader, one-tenth. The third time showed Mark Webber, and behind it there is a Roman (4th place) and Kimi Raikkonen (5th place) from Lotus. However, the Frenchman’s car before qualifying the team was forced to change the gearbox, so start in tomorrow’s race will be a novel five places below – from eighth place. Not bad qualified Michael Schumacher – the seven-time world champion set the sixth result, and this against the backdrop of the 17th starting position for his Mercedes team-mate Nico. On the seventh line of the protocol placed Felipe Massa. And here the question, where’s Fernando Alonso, who is struggling with Vettel for the title? The Spaniard showed only the ninth time, but will start eighth due to a penalty Novel. If Sebastian to win the race tomorrow and Alonso finish lower than fourth place, the two-time German champion will advance a three-time. Well, we broke into the top ten this time also Nico (8th place) and Pastor Maldonado (10th place).

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