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flagpole sitting

sitting alone at the top of a flagpole; craze comes and goes. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 39–46]
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The key to the German's victory was his start, as he got away well from the dirty side of the grid to overtake pole-sitting team-mate Mark Webber into turn one and secure a lead he was never to relinquish.
The key to the Red Bull racer's victory yesterday was his start, as he shot off from the dirty side of the grid to overtake the pole-sitting Mark Webber into turn one and secure a lead he was never to relinquish.
The Silverline Chevrolet Cruze driver got the jump on pole-sitting team-mate Alex MacDowall to set up his first win, while a dominant display from pole in the next race further extended his advantage over title rival Matt Neal, who had earlier been forced to retire from race one.
Vettel cruised at Sepang after blitzing past pole-sitting team mate Mark Webber and the second-placed Mercedes of Nico Rosberg before the first turn in Sunday s race, never looking back in recording his sixth career win.
In race one Muller passed pole-sitting team-mate Rydell into the first corner.
Raikkonen, who overtook the pole-sitting Hamilton early and led most of the way, is far back in fourth position with 57 points in the world standing, likely turning the rest of the championship into a two-way race between Hamilton and Massa.
Pic's story involves a farm hand who tries to win the heart of his lady love and beat a tyrannical landowner by setting a pole-sitting record.
Vettel also managed to re-enter in front of him from the pit-lane in 2017 before burning away to victory while the pole-sitting Briton was blocked by traffic.
The triple champion, starting fifth with three cars between him and pole-sitting title-rival Sebastian Vettel, had expected a tough evening of damage limitation.
The pole-sitting #7 TS050 Hybrid of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez set the fastest lap of the race but lost over an hour due to an accident and finished 23rd.
Sebastian expresses delight as he celebrates his victory in the Korea GP Full Result Retired Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel led from start to finish at Yeongam on Sunday after getting the jump on team-mate and pole-sitting Mark Webber from second on the grid into Turn One to win the Korean Grand Prix and leapfrog over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the Drivers' Championship.
Fiat Yamaha rider Rossi survived his off-track excursion to claim second place at the chequered flag ahead of Rizla Suzuki's John Hopkins, who had started the race from second on the grid behind the pole-sitting Italian.