Result: Sebastian Vettel on pole in Australia

Sebastian Vettel
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Sebastian Vettel will start the Australian Grand Prix in pole position ahead of Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will start the Australian Grand Prix in pole position after finishing first in Sunday's qualifying.

The German will start ahead of his teammate Mark Webber, with Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes finishing third in a rain-delayed qualifying session

The Ferrari duo of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso finished fourth and fifth respectively, while Hamilton's teammate and Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg came sixth.

Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, Force India's Paul di Resta and McLaren's Jenson Button complete the top 10.


1. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2. Mark Webber (Red Bull)
3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
4. Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
5. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
6. Nico Rosberg (Sauber)
7. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus)
8. Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
9. Paul di Resta (Force India)
10. Jenson Button (McLaren)

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel in Austin, Texas on November 17, 2012
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2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
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4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
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21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
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