Sebastian Vettel took a third successive pole position for Red Bull after clocking the fastest time during the qualifying session for the European Grand Prix. It was the 24-year-old’s third pole of the year and 33rd of his career, equalling F1 legends Alain Prost and Jim Clark.
Vettel clocked a fastest lap time of one minute 38.086 seconds, almost half a second faster than Hamilton and third-placed Pastor Maldonado of Williams. “We had one shot at the end which turned out to be a very good lap,” said Vettel. “We were struggling to find the balance in practice but it was a good recovery.” Vettel has won the last two seasons there having set off from pole each time. The race will take place at the Valencia Street Circuit today.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2012.
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