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Texan F1 GP Qualifying Result

Qualifying for the penultimate race of the season took place at Austin, Texas as the Formula One World Championship headed across to the United States.

Qualifying for the penultimate race of the season took place at Austin, Texas as the Formula One World Championship headed across to the United States.

Under blue skies, Q1 saw winner last time out, Kimi Raikkonen setting a time of 1:41.058, but it was Frenchman Romain Grosjean who was the first driver to get it under the 1 minute 40 mark with a 1:39.078.

Narain Karthikeyan in his HRT brought out a yellow flag towards the end of the session, and Nico Rosberg just about managed to avoid the drop zone.

Sebastian Vettel topped the times, half a second quicker than Lewis Hamilton.

Drivers out in Q1 were: Daniel Ricciardo, Timo Glock, Charles Pic, Vitaly Petrov, Heikki Kovalainen, Pedro De La Rosa, Narain Karthikeyan

Vettel continued to top the times in Q2, but his championship rival, Fernando Alonso left it late to make it into the top 10. Jenson Button was having throttle problems with his McLaren and had to pit with a couple of minutes remaining. Another disappointing qualifying session for the Brit who finished 12th.

Failing to make it to Q1 were: Bruno Senna, Jenson Button, Paul Di Resta, Jean-Eric Vergne, Sergio Perez, Kamui Kobayashi, Nico Rosberg

Vettel continued to dominate in Q3 and by the end of the qualifying session had taken pole position with a 1:35.657. Hamilton missed out by a tenth of a second to line up alongside the German on the grid. Felipe Massa out qualified his team-mate, Alonso for only the second time this season.

  1. Sebastian Vettel
  2. Lewis Hamilton
  3. Mark Webber
  4. Romain Grosjean
  5. Kimi Raikkonen
  6. Michael Schumacher
  7. Felipe Massa
  8. Nico Hulkenberg
  9. Fernando Alonso
  10. Pastor Maldonado
  11. Bruno Senna
  12. Jenson Button
  13. Paul Di Resta
  14. Jean-Eric Vergne
  15. Sergio Perez
  16. Kamui Kobayashi
  17. Nico Rosberg
  18. Daniel Ricciardo
  19. Timo Glock
  20. Charles Pic
  21. Vitaly Petrov
  22. Heikki Kovalainen
  23. Pedro De La Rosa
  24. Narain Karthikeyan