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Korean GP: McLaren`s Hamilton takes pole, ends Red Bull streak

Last Updated: Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 12:08

Yeongam (South Korea): McLaren`s Lewis Hamilton took the pole position Saturday for the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday, ending Red Bull`s season-long streak.

Hamilton had a lap time of 1 minute, 35.820 seconds - 0.222 seconds faster than Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel, the German star who wrapped up his second straight F1 drivers championship last weekend in the Japanese Grand Prix. McLaren`s Jenson Button was third, followed by Red Bull`s Mark Webber.

Red Bull had taken pole in all 15 races this season - 12 for Vettel and three for Webber - but couldn`t keep the streak going at the Yeongam track.

McLaren topped the timesheets in all three practice sessions for the team`s 700th Grand Prix.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 12:10

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