Vettel on pole for US Grand Prix

Posted at Nov 18 2012 05:42 PM | Updated as of Nov 19 2012 09:11 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel roared to pole position at the United States Grand Prix, giving him a strong chance of claiming his third straight Formula One title in his milestone 100th race.

This is Vettel’s sixth pole of the season and 36th of his career, after beating McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton to the top slot.

Fernando Alonso was supposed to be the only driver who can deny Vettel the title, but the Ferrari driver only finished eighth in qualifying at Austin’s new Circuit of the Americas. -- Dateline Philippines, ANC, November 18, 2012