Defending champion Sebastian Vettel will start the 2013 Korean Grand Prix on pole, after the Red Bull driver clinched his third successive pole at the Korean international circuit. The 26-year-old German was the fastest during Saturday's qualifying, beating Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.
Vettel continued his impressive form and has won the last three races in a row in Belgium, Italy and Singapore in convincing fashion. The Red Bull driver would be looking to extend his brilliant run, when he takes pole for Sunday's Korean Grand Prix.
Where to Watch Live
The race starts at 6:55am BST, with Sky Sports F1 and BBC Radio 5 Live providing live coverage in the UK. Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website. Watch the race highlights at 2pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.
- Circuit Name: Korean International Circuit
- First F1 Race: 2010
- Circuit Length: 5.615 km
- Number of Laps: 55
- Race Distance: 308.825 km
- Fastest Lap: Mark Webber (Red Bull) 1:42.037
- Most Wins: Sebastian Vettel (2)
- 2012 Winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
- 2012 Pole: Mark Webber (Red Bull)
Hamilton was at the top for Saturday's final free practice session and qualifying. However, the British driver lost a pole at the top after Vettel clocked 1:37.202 while the Mercedes driver was 0.218s behind the defending champion.
Vettel's team-mate Mark Webber was third while Lotus' Romain Grosjean managed fourth clocking 1:37.531. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will start the Sunday's race for Korean Grand Prix at sixth and seventh position respectively.
Grosjean's Lotus team-mate Kimi Raikkonen managed to finish in top 10 and will start from the tenth position. The McLaren duo of Sergio Perez and Jenson Button will start from 11th and 12th respectively.
Driver's Championship Review
Vettel is the favourite to win the 2013 season after the German driver sits at the top of the championship leader board with 247 points. Ferrari's Alonso, who starts the Korean Grand Prix from sixth spot is in second place, trailing the defending champion by 60 points. Hamilton is third with 151 points and Raikkonen is fourth with two points behind the Mercedes driver.
A win for Vettel on Sunday at the Korean international circuit could see him extend his lead at the top.
Constructor's Championship Review
Vettel and Webber's brilliant form in the 2013 season has seen Red Bull lead the constructor's championship. They take the top spot with 377 points, with Ferrari in second, trailing the leaders by 103 points. Mercedes is third with 267 points while Lotus are fourth place with 206 points.
Top 10 Qualifying Results from Korean International Circuit:
1. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1:37.202
2 Lewis Hamilton (GB) Mercedes 1:37.420
3 Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull 1:37.464
4 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 1:37.531
5 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1:37.679
6 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:38.038
7.Felipe Massa (Bra) Ferrari 1: 38.223
8 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Sauber 1:38.237
9. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1:38.405
10 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Lotus 1:38.8228