F1 German Grand Prix: Vettel Takes Pole

Local hero Sebastian Vettel will be starting in pole position on Sunday after he topped Saturday’s qualifying for the Formula One German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

Vettel edged Fernando Alonso of Ferrari to give Red Bull another pole and a chance to win a race for the third-straight time. However, Vettel would not have much of an advantage come race day as he was better than Alonso by only two thousandths of a second. “It will be interesting to work out how much distance two thousandths of a second is,” said Vettel, who will be aiming for his third win this season in Sunday’s race.

Alonso’s Ferrari teammate, Felipe Massa will start third followed by Red Bull’s Mark Webber, who lost a chance to give his team the top two qualifying positions when he made a mistake on his final try. Defending champion Jenson Button of McLaren had the fifth best time followed by current drivers standings leader and teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton leads Button by 12 in the standings with 145 points after the first ten races of the season. The McLaren teammates are closely followed by Red Bull’s Webber and Vettel with 128 and 121 points, respectively.