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Vettel takes record pole for Red Bull

Last updated on: October 29, 2011 16:44 IST

Red Bull set a Formula One record of 16 pole positions in a season when double world champion Sebastian Vettel lapped fastest in qualifying for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix Saturday.

The 24-year-old German's 13th pole in 17 races also kept him on course to break Briton Nigel Mansell's 1992 record of 14 poles in a single year.

Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel (centre) of Red Bull celebrates with second placed Mark Webber (L) of Red Bull Racing and third placed Lewis Hamilton (R) of McLaren after qualifying for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit on SaturdayVettel will be joined on the front row by Australian teammate Mark Webber because McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who was second fastest in the final session, has a three place penalty for ignoring warning flags in Friday practice.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Jenson Button will share the second row.

Indian Formula One Grand Prix qualifying results:

1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull 1:24.178

2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:24.474

3. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull 1:24.508

4. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:24.519

5. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:24.950

6. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:25.122

7. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:25.451

8. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India No time

9. Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland) Toro Rosso No time

10. Jaime Alguersuari (Spain) Toro Rosso No time

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