Pole Position

The term "pole position", as used in motorsports is the position of the motor vehicle and its driver at the front of the grid in the starting lineup. This driver is referred to as the polesitter. Grid position is usually either determined by a separate qualifying session where drivers try to set the fastest lap, or based on their position in the previous race(s). Different motorsports series use different formats for determining which driver has the opportunity to start from pole position.

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List Of Indianapolis 500 Pole-sitters - Consecutive Pole Position Winners
... Qualification for the pole-position in consecutive races has been accomplished nine times start from the pole position has occurred eight times ... No driver has qualified for three consecutive pole positions ... Poles Driver Years Notes 2 † Ralph DePalma 1920–1921 Rex Mays 1935–1936 Eddie Sachs 1960–1961 Second-fastest qualifier, 1960 Parnelli Jones 1962–1963 † Mario ...
Pole Position - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
... Since then, the pole position has been determined by a two-lap time trial (one lap on road courses) with the faster lap time used as the driver's qualifying speed ...
List Of Daytona 500 Pole Position Winners
... Daytona 500 pole position winners for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 are rewarded with being the driver to lead the field across the start line at the ... Pole qualifying for the Daytona 500 is held one weekend before the race at the Daytona International Speedway ... the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) high-banked tri-oval superspeedway earns the pole position ...
Mercedes-Benz W154 - Racing History - 1938
... René Dreyfus took pole position in a Delahaye, but Caracciola was second and managed to beat Dreyfus away from the line at the start of the race ... The cars retained these positions at the end of the race and although von Brauchitsch and Caracciola had both suffered engine problems, Caracciola still finished over eight minutes ahead ... Lang took pole position, with von Brauchitsch second and Caracciola third, ahead of the two Auto Unions of Christian Kautz and Rudolf Hasse ...
Sebastian Vettel - Racing Record - Formula One Records
... points earned in a season 2011 ... Most starts from front row in a season 2011 ... Most pole positions in a season 2011 ... Most laps led in a season 2011 ... Most wins from pole position in a season ...

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