Vettel leads all Red Bull front row in Singapore

Sebastian Vettel (1st)“On the last run, I maybe tried a bit too much going into the really tricky chicane around Turn 10. I think I could have made it, but I decided to abort the lap, as it can be so easy to damage the car. I was happy with my first lap - I think the track ramped up a little bit by the end, so it was possible to go faster, but all in all it was a perfect session and I’m very happy, especially around here. It’s a very fun track and a big challenge. It’s difficult with so many corners and it’s a long lap to get everything together, but we kept our heads cool and did it today. It’s great we have both cars on the front row, but let’s see tomorrow, it’s a very, very long race.”

Mark Webber (2nd)“I’m pretty happy with that. It’s been a pretty testing venue for me in the past, particularly on Saturdays, although racing I normally go a bit better around here. Seb laid it down pretty hard and fast for all of us today – he’s very quick round here and he did a great job for the pole. It’s pretty rare he makes a mistake. He was very quick for the whole lap and to put it all together for all of us is very challenging here - it’s easy to make up a bit, but then lose it on the next straight. Overall I’m satisfied and given the curveballs that teams can face around here to have both cars up there is a great result for us.”

Christian Horner, Red Bull team principal“A fantastic team performance. To secure an all front row is phenomenal and it’s our best qualifying performance in Singapore. It was a tricky qualifying session, navigating the traffic early on and needing to get clean laps. It came down to Q3 and Sebastian produced a phenomenal first lap which was good enough for pole. On the second run he made a small mistake at Turn 10 and aborted the lap to save the tyres, which puts him in great shape for tomorrow. Mark made a big step on the last run - it was a good effort from him at a track which he has not been totally comfortable at all weekend, so a great performance by him and a great effort by the team to have locked out the front row.”

Q3 1.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault     1m44.381s2.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault     1m44.732s   3.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes     1m44.804s  4.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes     1m44.809s   5.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari              1m44.874s   6.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari              1m45.800s  7.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes             1m46.013s   8.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes             no time9.  Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes no time10  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes no time

Q2                                  11  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari       1m47.616s   12  Rubens Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth    1m48.082s  13  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Cosworth    1m48.270s   14  Sebastien Buemi       Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m48.634s   15  Bruno Senna           Renault              1m48.662s   16  Jaime Alguersuari     Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m49.862s   17  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari       No time

Q1                                   18  Vitaly Petrov         Renault              1m49.835s   19  Heikki Kovalainen     Lotus-Renault        1m50.948s  20  Jarno Trulli          Lotus-Renault        1m51.012s   21  Timo Glock            Virgin-Cosworth      1m52.154s   22  Jerome D'Ambrosio     Virgin-Cosworth      1m52.363s   23  Daniel Ricciardo      HRT-Cosworth         1m52.404s   24  Tonio Liuzzi          HRT-Cosworth         1m52.810s

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