Red Bull set a Formula One record of 16 pole positions in a season when double world champion Sebastian Vettel [ Images ] lapped fastest in qualifying for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix [ Images ] 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.
Vettel will be joined on the front row by Australian teammate Mark Webber [ Images ] because McLaren's [ Images ] Lewis Hamilton [ Images ], who was second fastest in the final session, has a three place penalty for ignoring warning flags in Friday practice.
Indian Formula One Grand Prix qualifying results:
1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany [ Images ]) RedBull 1:24.178
2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:24.474
3. Mark Webber (Australia [ Images ]) RedBull 1:24.508
4. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:24.519
5. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:24.950
10. Jaime Alguersuari (Spain) Toro Rosso No time