Manama: Two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the first time this season on Saturday, edging out McLaren's Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix, where security remained tight amid expectations of fresh anti-government protests.
Vettel, whose best finish this year was second place at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, clocked 1 minute, 32.422 seconds in his Red Bull.
The German's time was 0.98 seconds quicker than championship leader Hamilton who like Vettel is looking for his first win of the season. Hamilton has finished third in all three previous races this season.
Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was third followed by the other McLaren of Jenson Button....more
06:11 PM, Apr 21, 2012
Shanghai: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claimed the first Formula One pole position of his career on Saturday, topping qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix. The German swept to the top slot by a massive margin, with a best lap of one minute 35.121 seconds compared to Lewis Hamilton's 1:35.626. McLaren's Hamilton qualified second, but will have to start Sunday's race from seventh due to a five-place grid penalty for changing...
12:55 PM, Apr 14, 2012