Red Bull locked out the front row for tomorrows Indian Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel beat teammate Mark Webber to pole.
McLaren could only manage third and fourth with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button after failing to be able to challenge the Red Bulls.
Ferrari will start tomorrow fifth and sixth with Fernando Alonso’s chances of challenging for the win tomorrow and drivers championship diminishing after only setting the fifth fastest time.
Championship contender Kimi Raikkonen will start from seventh as his chances of securing the drivers championship get smaller. Behind him Sergio Perez qualified a surprise eighth for Sauber ahead of Pastor Maldonado in ninth and Nico Rosberg in tenth.
Romain Grosjean qualified the second Lotus in eleventh ahead of Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg in 12th. Bruno Senna finished the session in 13th in the second Williams ahead of Michael Schumacher who appeared to be struggling with his Mercedes.
Daniel Ricciardo managed to qualify 15th ahead of Paul di Resta who could only manage to set the 16th quickest time. Behind them Kamui Kobayashi had a contrasting day to teammate Perez after only qualifying 17th.
Losing out in Q1 was Jean-Eric Vergne who failed to make Q2 in his Toro Rosso and will start from 18th tomorrow. Behind him the two Caterhams and Timo Glock qualified ahead of the two HRTs who in turn managed to out-qualify Charles Pic.
Taking into account Red Bull’s recent form it looks unlikely that the McLarens and Ferraris will be capable of challenging Vettel and Webber for the win tomorrow as Vettel looks to extend his lead in the drivers championship.