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Singapore GP 2013: Vettel takes pole position

By Zaki JufriEvents - 21 September 2013 10:28 PM | Updated 12:40 PM

Singapore GP 2013: Vettel takes pole position

It seems that no one can clip Sebastian Vettel’s wings as he stormed into pole position -- his sixth of the season -- at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Powering around the Marina Bay Street Circuit in a speedy 1 minute 42.905 seconds -- the fastest ever seen in Singapore -- the Red Bull Racing driver inches closer to his fourth title bid with this pole.

"It's a great feeling because it could go wrong but I'm very happy obviously with the result," Vettel said in a press conference after the race.

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Coming in behind Vettel is Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg with Lotus’ Romain Grosjean in third, while Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton takes fourth and fifth position on the starting grid respectively.

With race day just hours away, the 26-year-old German, who set two of the fastest times during qualifying on Saturday, is well on his way to win his third podium in a row in Singapore and his fourth out of the last five races.

"It’s one of the toughest races we face all year. I would say the toughest - physically and mentally - because it’s so long," Vettel said.

"Pole is the best position to start from, and I'm very happy with that as it is tricky to pass on this track."

 

Starting grid for Singapore Grand Prix 2013

1st row

Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull-Renault)

Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes)

2nd row

Romain Grosjean (FRA/Lotus-Renault)

Mark Webber (AUS/Red Bull-Renault)

3rd row

Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes)

Felipe Massa (BRA/Ferrari)

4th row

Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari)

Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes)

5th row

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Toro Rosso-Ferrari)

Esteban Gutierrez (MEX/Sauber-Ferrari)

6th row

Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Sauber-Ferrari)

Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA/Toro Rosso-Ferrari)

7th row

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Lotus-Renault)

Sergio Perez (MEX/McLaren-Mercedes)

8th row

Adrian Sutil (GER/Force India-Mercedes)

Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams-Renault)

9th row

Paul di Resta (GBR/Force India-Mercedes)

Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Williams-Renault)

10th row

Charles Pic (FRA/Caterham-Renault)

Giedo van der Garde (NED/Caterham-Renault)

11th row

Jules Bianchi (FRA/Marussia-Cosworth)

Max Chilton (GBR/Marussia-Cosworth)