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Vettel takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP

Updated: November 12, 2011, 09:36


Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, pole position , McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, second fastest time and McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain, third fastest time, wave after the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack , in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates(AP) Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday, matching Nigel Mansell's record of 14 poles in a season.

The German driver clocked 1 minute, 38.481 seconds at the Yas Marina circuit, 0.14 seconds quicker than McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton who had dominated the final practice session.

Hamilton's teammate Jenson Button will start Sunday's race third alongside Vettel's teammate Mark Webber on the second row.

Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa continued to struggle, and will start on the third row in fifth and sixth.

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