Qualifying: Comfortable pole for Vettel


Sebastian Vettel has secured pole position for the first Indian Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver dominated qualifying all the way through, ultimately posting a fastest lap of 1:24.178 minutes. Lewis Hamilton was runner-up, three-tenths of a second behind, after abandoning his final hot lap on the middle sector. Despite being second fastest on the day, the McLaren man will not be starting from the front row, having been given a three-place grid penalty for a yellow flag offence on Friday. This means that Webber starts alongside Vettel as third-quickest qualifier.