Vettel takes British GP pole
Sebastian Vettel claimed his second pole in a row for Red Bull at Silverstone.
Brawn’s Rubens Barrichello managed to split the Red Bulls on the grid, as Mark Webber slipped from provisional pole to third on the grid.
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Championship leader Jenson Button was just sixth, behind Toyota’s Jarno Trulli and Williams’s Kazuki Nakajima.
Reigning champion and last year’s Silverstone champion Lewis Hamilton suffered the worst qualifying session of his F1 career, winding up 19th around the grid after his last Q1 run was stopped by warning flags for any massive accident concerning Adrian Sutil.
The Pressure India driver was unhurt after his vehicle hit the steering wheel obstacles. Early reviews suggest he’d brake problems.
1 Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) 1:18.6852 Barrichello(Brawn-Mercedes) 1:19.8563 Webber (Red Bull-Renault) 1:19.8684 Trulli (Toyota) 1:20.0915 Nakajima (Williams-Toyota) 1:20.2166 Button (Brawn-Mercedes) 1:20.2897 Rosberg (Williams-Toyota) 1:20.3618 Glock (Toyota) 1:20.4909 Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1:20.71510 Alonso (Renault) 1:20.74111 Massa (Ferrari) 1:18.92712 Kubica (BMW-Sauber) 1:19.30813 Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:19.35314 Piquet (Renault) 1:19.39215 Heidfeld (BMW-Sauber) 1:19.44816 Fisichella (Pressure India-Mercedes) 1:19.80217 Bourdais (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:19.89818 Sutil (Pressure India-Mercedes) 1:19.90919 Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:19.91720 Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:20.236
All timing unofficial