10 Apr 2011

Vettel storms to pole position in Malaysia

7:31 am on 10 April 2011

World champion Sebastian Vettel's stormed to pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.

The German pipped the Englishman on his final flying lap around the Sepang circuit after Hamilton had set the quickest time just seconds earlier.

Vettel clocked one minute, 34.870 seconds in his Red Bull with team-mate Mark Webber claiming third spot on the grid a further 0.205 behind Hamilton.

Vettel won at Sepang last season and is aiming for a fourth consecutive race victory.