SINGAPORE (Reuters) – On Saturday German Sebastian Vettel took another step toward a second consecutive world title in Formula One by winning the 14th pole position in as many races this season for her team during the qualifying Grand Prix Singapore.
The Red Bull driver, who may soon become the weekend’s youngest double world champion in F1 history, has signed on the Marina Bay circuit a time of one minute 44.381 seconds to edge teammate Mark Webber Australia , beaten 0.351 seconds.
Briton Jenson Button, McLaren, was third time in 1’44 “804.
This new pole of Sebastian Vettel is the 15th consecutive for the Red Bull, if you count the one obtained in the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi last year.
Lewis Hamilton, McLaren’s second driver, will start fourth on the grid, a problem that prevented the British supplies to improve his time in the last test session.
The Ferrari of the Spaniard Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will start third in line in front of the Mercedes German Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher.
The qualifications were briefly interrupted during the second session when the Japanese Sauber Kamui Kobayashi took off after hitting a curb in a turn before finishing in a wall.
Sebastian Vettel, 24, currently 112 points ahead in the championship of the world on his nearest rival, Fernando Alonso. Mark Webber and Jenson Button both have 117 points behind the German.