Vettel, Rosberg, Alonso It’s Showtime At Brazilian Grand Prix 2013

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Sebastian Vettel won his 45th pole position for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, his ninth success of the season.

Red Bull’s world champion, who is looking to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 race wins in the same season, beat Nico Rosberg of Mercedes by three-quarters of a second in rain-delayed qualifying. Behind Rosberg on the grid will be Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and the other Red Bull and Mercedes cars, driven by Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton respectively.

In the first session, the surprise package was Heikki Kovalainen, who put in a great lap to finish P5. But in his last weekend with Williams, Pastor Maldonado failed to make it to Q2, along with Esteban Gutiérrez, Charles Pic, Giedo Van der Garde, Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton.

In Q2, which was topped by Romain Grosjean, followed by Vettel, the six who failed to make it to the top-10 shootout were Kovalainen, Paul di Resta, Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Pérez – who crashed out on Turn Five – Jenson Button and Adrian Sutil.

It was the fourth time this season that McLaren had failed to get a car in Q3. This could be the first time that McLaren fail to win a podium in a season since 1980 and the first time since 1966 that they have failed to reach the top four.

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Force India F1 launch VJM05 2012

“We have set our sights on challenging for fifth place. To do so we will need to begin the new campaign by delivering the kind of form we showed in the second half of 2011. I believe this is a realistic goal and that we have the talent and determination to realise these ambitions,”

-Team Principal Vijay Mallya

Drivers Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg pulled the covers off the VJM05 which is the second car to be created under the watch of technical director Andrew Green.

Force India took the covers off its 2012 challenger on Friday at an event held at the home of British motorsport, the Silverstone circuit, just a miles walk from the teams factory.
The car features a stepped nose, which is becoming something of a trend.

Di-Resta in an interview with Sky Sports said “I think every individual in this team has put a lot of effort into his car. The momentum we had at the end of last year, hopefully we’ve manged to carry that over but I must say it is a fine piece of art. Hopefully when it gets to track it’ll be able to show what it’s capable of.” It F1 2012 and all the magic is present for dream’s to come true.

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