F1Weekly podcast # 605

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: POLE POSITION! (3rd Practice – P1, 1:25.842)
“Pole is the best place to start from, so I’m happy with that. We had a good qualifying session and a good weekend so far with no car issues. My first attempt in Q3 wasn’t great, I was a bit too greedy with braking into Turn 4, but after that we had a good second run and it was enough pole. Mclaren, Ferrari and Lotus look competitive in race trim, so we’ll see what happens tomorrow – they will be pushing hard.”
Car 2 MARK WEBBER, Position: 2nd, (3rd Practice – P3, 1:26.108)
“It was great for us today. We put in a lot of effort to make sure we had a great car to get as high up the grid as possible. It was very, very close with Seb and I, both of us only really had one run in Q3, Seb made a mistake on his first lap and I couldn’t get the tyre prep right for the second run, but that’s how it was. Tomorrow should be a good race, I think it will be tighter between all of us, but we should have enough. It’s a challenging track with quick chicanes and you need to be very accurate when entering the corners.”
CHRISTIAN HORNER: “A tremendous team performance – three front rows in the last three races is a personal best for us. It was very tight between the two drivers in Q3. Sebastian made a small mistake on his first run, while Mark delivered a very good first lap and then Sebastian delivered on his second run, while Mark, after being slightly compromised on his out lap, dropped a little bit of time in Turn 2 and the lap was gone. The drivers have done a great job and we need to make sure we capitalise on this great performance tomorrow.”
(Renault) CYRIL DUMONT: “Our third consecutive one-two of the season, which is the first time we have achieved this – it’s a very positive result. I think even if Mark and Sebastian’s laps were not perfect in Q3, we succeeded to get a one-two, so we are really happy with this. Now we just hope that we keep the momentum from the last few races and get another good result. If we get a win tomorrow it will be an important step for Renault, but for now the focus is on the race.”
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 
 1.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault     1m25.283        
 2.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault     1m25.327  + 0.044
 3.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes     1m25.544  + 0.261
 4.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes     1m25.659  + 0.376
 5.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari              1m25.773  + 0.490
 6.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari              1m25.857  + 0.574
 7.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault        1m26.236  + 0.953
 8.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari       1m26.360  + 1.077
 9.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault     1m26.713  + 1.430
10.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes             no time
Q2 cut-off time: 1m26.939s Gap **
11.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault        1m26.136s  + 0.701
12.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercede  1m26.241s  + 0.806
13.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault     1m26.331s  + 0.896
14.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes             1m26.574s  + 1.139
15.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m26.777s  + 1.342
16.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercede  1m26.989s  + 1.554
17.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari       1m27.219s  + 1.784
Q1 cut-off time: 1m27.517s Gap *
18.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m27.525s  + 1.477
19.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault     1m28.756s  + 2.708
20.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault     1m29.500s  + 3.452
21.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth    1m29.613s  + 3.565
22.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth         1m30.592s  + 4.544
23.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth         1m30.593s  + 4.545
24.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth    1m30.662s  + 4.614