Formula One

 
                 === Webber edges Vettel for Korean GP pole ===
 
 Yeongam,  South Korea  (Sports  Network) -  Mark Webber  topped  his Red  Bull
 teammate,  Sebastian Vettel,  on the final lap in Saturday's qualifying to win
 the pole for the Korean Grand Prix.
 
 Vettel  held  the provisional  pole in  the closing seconds  of Q3, but Webber
 turned  a  flying lap of 1  minute, 37.242 seconds around the 3.49-mile Korean
 International Circuit.
 
 Webber  earned his  second pole of the  season and the 10th of his Formula One
 career.  The Australian  qualified second for the May 26 Monaco Grand Prix but
 started  on the pole  when Michael Schumacher was denied the position due to a
 five-place grid penalty he received for his contact with Bruno Senna two weeks
 before in the Spanish Grand Prix.
 
 "It  was as  reasonable lap, and we  did it when it counted," Webber said. "So
 that's what qualifying is all about. It's been a tricky last few events for me
 but  really happy  to start on pole. (Sunday)  is the main day, and we're in a
 good position to get a good result."
 
 Vettel,  who has won  the last two grand prix, Singapore and Japan, posted the
 quickest  time in all three practice sessions. He finished 0.74 seconds behind
 Webber in qualifying. Vettel is the defending winner of the Korean GP.
 
 It's  the  second straight race  that Red Bull  has secured the front starting
 row.
 
 "The  lap was fine, but I should have been a little bit quicker," Vettel said.
 "I  wasn't  able to  do the  final step in  the end,  especially in the second
 sector.  I  think sector one and  sector three were  fine but got a little bit
 mixed-up  in the second sector. So I think if you look at the lap times in the
 end  it was fairly  close. I think we're happy with second and a front row for
 Red Bull Racing."
 
 Lewis  Hamilton  from McLaren  finished third after  barely advancing into the
 second qualifying segment.
 
 "It  was quite  a shocking session for me,  didn't get a lap, did quite a poor
 job," Hamilton said. "Even though the tires weren't so bad temperature-wise, I
 just  had a  bit of traffic, locking up.  It was very poor, but I'm very lucky
 that I got through."
 
 Fernando Alonso qualified fourth after finishing 0.65 seconds behind Hamilton.
 The  Ferrari driver  enters the  Korean GP  with just  a four-point  lead over
 Vettel in the world championship standings.
 
 Kimi  Raikkonen  placed his Lotus fifth  on the grid, while Alonso's teammate,
 Felipe  Massa, took  the sixth spot. Last week in Japan, Massa finished second
 and made his first podium appearance since Korea two years ago.
 
 Romain Grosjean qualified seventh in his Lotus, followed by Force India's Nico
 Hulkenberg. Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Schumacher completed the top-10.
 
 McLaren's  Jenson Button missed the Q3 cut by 0.005 seconds and therefore will
 start 11th.
 
 Sunday's 55-lap Korean GP is scheduled to start at 2 a.m. (ET).
 
 10/13 08:16:53 ET

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