The  Korean Grand Prix 2013 at the Yeongam Circuit is Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:00 a.m. ET. Be sure to catch all the action on NBC Sports. For race fans out there that will not have access to NBC Sports when the lights go out, be sure to catch the live stream online by signing up for NBC Sports LiveExtra here.

Lewis Hamilton was the early favorite for the weekend as his Mercedes-Benz ran consistently at the top of the tables. However, as Friday free practice waned, the Red Bulls of Milton Keynes answered back. Ultimately, the tides turned and Red Bull's number one driver, reigning champion Sebastian Vettel, would grab pole position. 

Sebastian Vettel's Q3 session was remarkably efficient as one hot lap was all it took to keep challengers at bay. “I think it was a fairly close one as we could see,” said Vettel. “I had a very good lap on my first run and I knew it would be a tricky one to beat. I tried again on my second run but I caught up to Kimi and I didn't have time in hand to drop back and go again. Fortunately, the first lap was enough.

If anyone were to give Vettel a hard time, it would be Lewis Hamilton. However, even Hamilton's second run did nothing to close the gap between Vettel and himself. Hamilton was two-tenths behind Vettel's pole position lap time of 1 minute 37.202 seconds.

“I'm really happy with second position today as it felt like I got everything out of the car,” said Lewis Hamilton. “The guys have done a great job to get the package as it is here: we came into the weekend knowing that Red Bull had an advantage, so to be as close as I am in terms of performance is a real positive. 

“Hopefully we have closed the gap a little bit. Our long-run pace yesterday looked good and pretty close to theirs but there will be threats all around us in tomorrow's race. A couple of years ago, I was on pole and Seb got past me at the start, so I'd like to repay him on that one! I need to make sure we get a good start, position the car as well as possible and when there's a gap, I'll be going for it."

Vettel's teammate Mark Webber qualified third in the times. However, a 10-place taxi-ride penalty at Singapore will demote him to 13th. Next Romain Grosjean qualified fourth as the fastest Lotus. Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg, Esteban Guitierrez, and Kimi Raikkonen round out the top 10. A disappointing session for Kimi, the Fin was more than a second off of his teammate.

McLaren continues to struggle as its drivers Sergio Perez and Jenson Button qualify 11th and 12th, respectively.

The  Korean Grand Prix 2013 at the Yeongam Circuit is Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:00 a.m. ET. Be sure to catch all the action on NBC Sports. For race fans out there that will not have access to NBC Sports when the lights go out, be sure to catch the live stream online by signing up for NBC Sports LiveExtra here

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1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull 1m 37.202s
2 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 1m 37.420s
3 Mark Webber, Red Bull 1m 37.464s*
4 Romain Grosjean, Lotus 1m 37.531s
5 Nico Rosberg, Mercedes 1m 37.679s
6 Fernando Alonso, Ferrari 1m 38.038s
7 Felipe Massa, Ferrari 1m 38.223s
8 Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber 1m 38.237s
9 Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber 1m 38.405s 
10 Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus 1m38.8228s

11. Sergio Perez, McLaren 1m 38.362s
12. Jenson Button, McLaren 1m 38.365s
13. Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso 1m 38.417s
14. Adrian Sutil, Force India 1m 38.431s
15. Paul di Resta, Force India 1m 38.718s
16. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso 1m 38.781s

17. Valtteri Bottas, Williamst 1m 39.470s
18. Pastor Maldonado, Williams 1m 39.987s
19. Charles Pic, Caterham 1m 40.864s
20. Giedo van der Garde, Caterham 1m 40.871s
21. Jules Bianchi, Marussia 1m 41.169s
22. Max Chilton, Marussia 1m 41.322s