Sebastian Vettel grabs Malaysian Grand Prix pole in qualifying drama

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won a dramatic and rain-hit qualifying session on Saturday to take pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

updated: March 23, 2013 15:52 IST
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Sepang: Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix Saturday in the dying seconds of a dramatic qualifying session which was thrown into chaos by rain.

In his final run on a drying track, Vettel stormed across the line in a time of 1min 49.674sec, pipping Ferrari drivers Felipe Massa (1:50.587) and Fernando Alonso (1:50.727) with Mercedes pilot Lewis Hamilton fourth.

Red Bull's Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes will start Sunday's race from fifth and sixth, with Kimi Raikkonen, last week's winner in Australia, on the fourth row alongside McLaren's Jenson Button.

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