F1: Hamilton takes second pole in a row


For the second time in as many races it's a McLaren 1-2. Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix, while Jenson Button lines up second on the grid.

Michael Schumacher recovered from a disappointing outing at Melbourne to take the Mercedes AMG F1 W03 to third place on the grid. His team-mate Nico Rosberg clocked the eighth fastest time during qualifying. While Mark Webber took the fourth fastest time, Sebastian Vettel managed a sixth place on the grid. Splitting the two Red Bull Racing cars was the Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen. With Kimi incurring a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, though, Vettel will move up to fifth on the grid.



Good news for Indian F1 fans, Narain Karthikeyan and Pedro de la Rosa managed to take their HRT F1 cars into the 107 per cent bracket, which means they will start the Malaysian GP.

Don't forget to tune in at 12:30 pm tomorrow for the live race. Meanwhile, here are the times from qualifying:

1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes     1m36.219s

2.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes     1m36.368s  

3.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes             1m36.391s  

4.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault     1m36.461s 

5.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault        1m36.461s  

6.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault     1m36.634s  

7.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault        1m36.658s  

8.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes             1m36.664s  

9.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari              1m37.566s  

10.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari       1m37.698s  

11.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault     1m37.589s  

12.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari              1m37.731s  

13.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault     1m37.841s  

14.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes 1m37.877s  

15.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m37.883s  

16.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes 1m37.890s 

17.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari       1m38.069s  

18.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m39.077s  

19.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault     1m39.306s  

20.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault     1m39.567s  

21.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth    1m40.903s  

22.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth    1m41.250s  

23.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth         1m42.914s  

24.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth         1m43.655s