Sutil 8th for Brazilian GP, record 15th pole for Vettel

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 00:04

Sao Paulo: Adrian Sutil will start on Sunday`s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix in the eighth position on the grid for Sahara Force India while Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull secured a record 15th pole position.

Paul di Resta, the other Force India driver, could not go beyond Q2 and will start in 11th position.

Vettel`s record breaking flying lap of 1:11.918 minutes came in the dying minutes of the Q3 session.

Vettel bettered British racing driver Nigel Mansell`s record of 14 poles in a single season.

Vettel had equalled the record in 2011 season.

Sutil almost secured seventh position after clocking 1:13.298 but was pipped by Ferrari`s Felipe Massa (1:13.068).

Sutil` teammate Resta (1:13.584) missed out on Q3.

Vettel`s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was second followed by McLaren`s Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

Mercedes` Nico Rosberg was seventh, sandwiched between the the two Ferrari cars -- Fernando Alonso and Massa, who was ninth.

Michael Schumacher, who did not timed lap in Q3, was the last man in top-10.


First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 00:04

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