Vettel on pole in Malaysia

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Updated: March 23, 2013

Triple world champion Sebastian Vettel took his Red Bull to pole position at Sepang for tomorrows Malaysian Grand Prix.

On a rain hit qualifying session Vettel stormed to his 39th pole ahead of Brazilian Felipe Massa, who out qualified his Ferrari team mate Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard lines up on the second row alonside Mercedes GP’s Lewis Hamilton who again impressed in only his second race with his new team.

Team mate Nico Rosberg came home 6th quickest with Red Bull’s Mark Webber just ahead in 5th. 2007 world champion and winner in Melbourne came home a disappointing 7th with Jenson Button alongside the Finn, proving that the the McLaren despite its early season problems has a better chance in the wet.

Adrian Sutil and Sergio Perez make up the top 10.

1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull – Renault 1:49.674
2. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:50.587
3. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:50.727
4. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:51.699
5. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault 1:52.244
6. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:52.519
7. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus – Renault 1:52.970
8. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:53.175
9. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India – Mercedes 1:53.439
10. Sergio Perez (Mexico) McLaren 1:54.136
11. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus – Renault 1:37.636
12. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Sauber – Ferrari 1:38.125
13. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 1:38.822
14. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber – Ferrari 1:39.221
15. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India – Mercedes 1:44.509
16. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams – Renault
17. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 1:38.157
18. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams – Renault 1:38.207
19. Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia – Cosworth 1:38.434
20. Charles Pic (France) Caterham – Renault 1:39.314
21. Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia – Cosworth 1:39.672
22. Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham – Renault 1:39.932