Vettel claims pole

Vettel claims pole

Red Bull Racing were in a league of their own as Sebastian Vettel claimed a stunning pole position for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix.

Vettel, who started on pole at Silverstone last year on his way to a dominant win, got the better of team-mate Mark Webber in a heated battle for supremacy, the German posting a quickest time of one minute 29.615 seconds.

Hopes of a British win remain intact with Lewis Hamilton wringing the best out of his ill-handling McLaren to take fourth, but there was misery for his team-mate Jenson Button, who could manage only 14th.

FIA Formula 1 British Grand Prix, Silverstone Final Positions After Qualifing:

1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1min 29.615secs,

2 Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull 1:29.758,

3 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:30.426,

4 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) McLaren 1:30.556,

5 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes GP 1:30.625,

6 Robert Kubica (Pol) Renault 1:31.040,

7 Felipe Massa (Bra) Ferrari 1:31.172,

8 Rubens Barrichello (Bra) Williams 1:31.175,

9 Pedro de la Rosa (Spa) BMW Sauber 1:31.274,

10 Michael Schumacher (Ger) Mercedes GP 1:31.430,

11 Adrian Sutil (Ger) Force India 1:31.399,

12 Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) BMW Sauber 1:31.421,

13 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Williams 1:31.635,

14 Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren 1:31.699,

15 Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita) Force India 1:31.708,

16 Vitaly Petrov (Rus) Renault 1:31.796,

17 Sebastien Buemi (Swi) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:32.012,

18 Jaime Alguersuari (Spa) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:32.430,

19 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Lotus F1 1:34.405,

20 Timo Glock (Ger) Virgin Racing 1:34.775,

21 Jarno Trulli (Ita) Lotus F1 1:34.864,

22 Lucas di Grassi (Bra) Virgin Racing 1:35.212,

23 Karun Chandhok (Ind) HRT-F1 1:36.576,

24 Sakon Yamamoto (Jpn) HRT-F1 1:36.968

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