Another poor qualifying show for Force India in Abu Dhabi
Posted on: 10:08 PM IST Nov 03, 2012
Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India drivers missed out on Q3 for the second consecutive race as Nico Hulkenberg qualified 11th and Paul di Resta could secure only P13 for Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
McLaren's outgoing star Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber, who was just 0.348 seconds behind, and championship leader Sebastian Vettel.
Hamilton's flying lap of 1:40.630 secured him his sixth pole position of the season while it was 25th pole for his side McLaren.
Vettel's closest rival Ferrai's Fernando Alonso will start the race from seventh position. Alonso had started fifth on the grid in India but had finished the race in the second position.
Williams' Pastor Maldonado will line up fourth and behind him will be Finn Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and Jenson Button in the second McLaren.
Young Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg will share the fourth row with Alonso. And Felipe Massa will start in the ninth position ahead of Romain Grosjean.
India's Narain Karthikeyan will start last from the grid, behind his HRT teammate Pedro de la Rosa.