Another Grand Prix and another dominant Red Bull performance. The recent tweaks to their cars have relegated the opposition to mere spectators. And if it wasn’t for late mechanical problems with Webber’s car, Red Bull would have converted a qualifying one two into the same result on the podium. As it was, another fine drive by Alonso took him from fifth on the grid to second to keep his title hopes alive.

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It’s a Red Bull one two in qualifying for the second Indian Grand Prix, with Seb Vettel taking pole from his teammate Mark Webber. Our special correspondent Perseus Bandrawalla is there and captured a happy looking World Champion talking to the press.

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McLaren managed a strong third and fourth on the grid with Lewis Hamilton ahead of Jenson Button. The Ferraris locked up fifth (Alonso) and sixth (Masa) ahead of Lotus driver Raikkonen who is currently third in the championship. Hamilton’s replacement at McLaren next year, Sauber’s Sergio Perez, managed a strong eighth on the grid. Schumacher managed only fourteenth on the grid though he did not seem to worried about it when snapped in conversation with compatriot Seb Vettel.

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Ferrari felt they could have done better in qualifying but are confident their drivers will do well tomorrow. Certainly all seemed well in the Ferrari garage.

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More news from Perseus (who is based in the HRT garage for TATA motors) later.

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