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Vettel on Indian GP pole

Sebastian Vettel takes another pole position as Red Bull looks set to lock out front row at Buddh International Circuit.
Sebastian Vettel claimed the 13th pole position of his 2011 F1 season, and a record 16th for Red Bull Racing, after topping the timesheets in the third and final phase of qualifying for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

The German was the fastest man in Q2 and looked unbeatable in the final session, despite both Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber getting close to his mark on their opening laps. While his rivals toiled to overhaul him, however, Vettel comfortably banged in a faster lap in his second run, to set pole at 1min 24.178secs.

Hamilton did not improve on his final run, but held on to second on the timesheets, even if he will take a three-place penalty for a yellow flag infringement on Friday. That will promote Webber to an all-Red Bull front row, with Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button moving up to row two, even though the Briton may face sanction for setting his fastest final sector as Felipe Massa crashed out with broken suspension.

The Brazilian will remain sixth on the grid, with Hamilton slotting in ahead of him, while Nico Rosberg lines up seventh, ahead of Adrian Sutil, Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, none of whom set a time despite venturing out for the entertainment of the Indian crowd.

Full report and times to follow....



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