For the last 3 years the pole sitter has won the race.
2008: Fernando Alonso
2009: Lewis Hamilton
2010: Fernando Alonso
2011: Sebastian Vettel
Fastest Lap: 1:45.599 - K Raikkonen (2008)
Maldonado lines up with Hamilton on the front row given the short run down to the first corner and the very dirty side on the even side of the grid Hamilton will need to have a real dog of a start to lose the position by the first corner and Maldonado may have to do some aggressive defending against Vettel to maintain his 2nd place. While Button and Alonso may look to gain a position or 2 at the start but Button will most likely have his hands choc full of Alonso who has never lost places off the start.
Edited by Andromeda, 23 September 2012 - 08:23.