Vettel takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP
Updated: November 12, 2011, 09:36
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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.