Dominant Sebastian Vettel cruises to Indian Grand Prix pole

Red Bull's runaway championship leader timed 1min 24.119sec in his first lap of the final qualifying shoot-out, 0.75 ahead of Nico Rosberg with Lewis Hamilton third and Mark Webber fourth.

updated: October 26, 2013 16:14 IST
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Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel looked odds-on for his fourth straight world title on Saturday as he snared pole position for the Indian Grand Prix with apparent ease.

Vettel, needing only to finish fifth on Sunday to seal another championship, burned an uncatchable record lap of 1min 24.119sec on his first run of the final qualifying shoot-out.

The 26-year-old Red Bull ace then garaged before returning to the track late in the session, but it proved unnecessary with none of the field able to come close.

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