What 9-Thousandths-of-a-Second Look Like At Formula 1 Racing
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a side-by-side comparison of Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button at the Japanese Grand Prix 2011
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We hope that you will find "The Insane Logistics of Formula 1" interesting.
Definition: The term pole position,
as used in motorsports, comes from the horse racing term where the number one starter starts on the inside next to the inside pole.
Red Bull's Vettel managed to steal the pole position away from McLaren's Button in the last seconds of qualifying by just 0.009 seconds (9 thousandths of a second). It turned out to be the closest qualifying session in over a year.
Commentary by BBC sportscaster and former F1 racer, Martin Brundle.
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