Mark Webber takes pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel second

Updated: 12 October 2013 12:23 IST

Webber clocked a time of 1 minute, 30.975 seconds at the Suzuka circuit, edging Vettel, who was just under two-tenths of a second off the pace and had problems with his KERS power-boost system in qualifying.

Mark Webber takes pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel second

Suzuka:

Red Bull driver Mark Webber claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, outqualifying his teammate and runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel for the first time this season.

Webber clocked a time of 1 minute, 30.975 seconds at the Suzuka circuit, edging Vettel, who was just under two-tenths of a second off the pace and had problems with his KERS power-boost system in qualifying.

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton was third fastest, followed by Lotus' Romain Grosjean and Ferrari's Felipe Massa.

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who must finish no worse than eighth to prevent Vettel from securing



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