Lotus F1 team qualifying result

Sarah BrealeyNorfolk marque Lotus's new Formula One team claimed 20th and 21st places in the Formula One qualifiers today.The Lotus Racing pair, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, were among the bottom six at the qualifiers in Bahrain.Sarah Brealey

Norfolk marque Lotus's new Formula One team claimed 20th and 21st places in the Formula One qualifiers today.

The Lotus Racing pair, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, avoided the bottom positions, with just 0.6secs separating them and 19th placeholder Timo Glock, from new team Virgin Racing.

Glock's team-mate Lucas di Grassi was a further 0.2secs adrift, leaving Hispania Racing's Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok bringing up the rear of the now 24-strong grid.

Germany's Sebastian Vettel, last year's Formula One championship runner-up, claimed pole position for tomorrow's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.


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Vettel, who finished the 2009 campaign by winning two of the final three races, grabbed the sixth pole of his 44-race career, leaving the returning Michael Schumacher down in seventh place.

The Red Bull Racing star put in a stunning hot lap in the closing 10-minute qualifying session at the Sakhir circuit to edge out the Ferrari pair of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso into second and third, with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton fourth.

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