F1: Bahrain Qualifying; Return of Finger Boy Vettel.

 
on April 21 2012 9:14 AM

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel shows that even though he did not make Q3 in China, he fights back with an impressive run that gets him his first pole position for this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel drove the perfect lap to snatch the pole from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who was only .098 s slower.

            The Red Bull of Mark Webber and Hamilton's team mate, Jenson Button, complete the first two rows on the grid. Toro Rosso's Daniel Riccardo will start 6th after a great lap, but Mercedes and China Grand Prix winner, Nico Rosberg, only gets P5 at .4 s behind the leader, Vettel, which could stem from a break lock up going into Turn 10 of the Bahrain International Circuit.

            Ferrari and Force India decide to conserve their tyres for the race by not running Fernando Alonso, P9, and Paul di Resta, P10, respectively.

            Williams' Pastor Maldonado will be penalized 5 grid places after qualifying 17th and will start 22nd.

            Seven- time World Champion, Michael Schumacher, was surprisingly elimination in Q1 due to mechanical problems that prevented him from making any improvements to his time.

Tomorrow's race is set to begin at 12:00 GMT (8 am EDT)

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