Korean GP: final grid line-up

Mark Webber and Jules Bianchi's penalties both alter the starting grid for the Korean Grand Prix

Korean GP: final grid line-up

Webber knew two weeks ago that he would face a 10-place drop for the Yeongam race as his controversial reprimand for the Singapore 'taxi lift' from Fernando Alonso was his third 'driving' offence of the season, triggering an automatic penalty.

He compromised his Red Bull's set-up to give him a better shot at overtaking on race day and was third in qualifying behind Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

That becomes 13th on the grid, elevating Romain Grosjean and Nico Rosberg into third and fourth and meaning McLaren gets a car - that of Sergio Perez - in the top 10 after all.

Bianchi's three-place penalty, plus a reprimand, was incurred for blocking Paul di Resta. But as Bianchi only qualified 21st, the effect is just that he swaps back row places with Marussia team-mate Max Chilton.

Vettel's pole is his sixth of the year, meaning he now moves ahead of Hamilton to hold the highest number of poles in 2013.

 Pos Driver Team  1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 3. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 7. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 8. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 9. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 10. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 11. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 12. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 13. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 14. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 15. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 16. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 18. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 19. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 20. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 21. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 22. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 
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