Lewis Hamilton powered to pole location ahead of Red Bull’s Mark Webber as contest leader Sebastian Vettel was pressed to the back of the grid for a fuel violation at the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix here on Saturday. Winner of the pole location in its opening year in 2009, Hamilton gave himself the best probable chance to reduce Vettel’s points mitigate with a time of 1:40.630 in the final part of be eligible at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Vettel, who was conditionally to start beside Williams Team driver Pastor Maldonado, was penalized for violate Article 6 for “holding insufficient measure of fuel” and accordingly sent to the back of the grid by the stewards in a verdict that was at large nearly five hours after succeed had ended. Vettel and a Red Bull official were called in to clarify why the car had stopped instantly on the track after the chequered flag and not been driven back to the depths under its own authority.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is Vettel’s neighboring rival for the world crown this period just 13 points adrift of the 25-year-old German, who is aspire for a third directly world title with just three rounds residual. Due to the late modify, Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen accordingly will start on the second row with Maldonado, while Hamilton’s McLaren colleague Jenson Button scaled down to fifth beside Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in sixth place.
Meanwhile, McLaren was left to rejoice their 75th pole position win since it conventional Mercedes engines on board, and Hamilton, who suffered equal sentence at the Spanish Grand Prix, could not conceal his enjoyment. “Very excited, very excited,” he thought. “It’s the first time for a long time to be in advance of the Red Bulls, and not to be considering the tail of them at the start of the race. The team has done a incredible job with some real development to the car.