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Webber beats Vettel to Abu Dhabi F1 pole

Abu Dhabi, November 2, 2013

Australian Mark Webber put Red Bull on pole position for the floodlit Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday in a front row sweep with quadruple world champion team mate Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes filled the second row at the Yas Marina circuit, with Germany's Nico Rosberg qualifying third and Britain's 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton fourth despite spinning off on his final lap.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, currently second overall, had a miserable evening and will start 11th - the first time this season the Spaniard has failed to qualify in the top 10.

The following is the starting grid from the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday:
1. Mark Webber (Australia)           -     RedBull - Renault        
2.  Sebastian Vettel (Germany)    -     RedBull - Renault        
3.  Nico Rosberg (Germany)         -     Mercedes                 
4.  Lewis Hamilton (Britain)           -     Mercedes                 
5.  Kimi Raikkonen (Finland)         -     Lotus - Renault          
6.  Nico Huelkenberg (Germany)  -     Sauber - Ferrari         
7.  Romain Grosjean (France)       -     Lotus - Renault          
8.  Felipe Massa (Brazil)                  -     Ferrari                  
9.  Sergio Perez (Mexico)                 -     McLaren                  
10. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia)     -     Toro Rosso - Ferrari     
11. Fernando Alonso (Spain)          -     Ferrari                  
12. Paul Di Resta (Britain)               -     Force India - Mercedes   
13. Jenson Button (Britain)              -     McLaren                  
14. Jean-Eric Vergne (France)        -     Toro Rosso - Ferrari     
15.Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) -      Williams - Renault       
16. Valtteri Bottas (Finland)              -     Williams - Renault       
17. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico)        -     Sauber - Ferrari         
18. Adrian Sutil (Germany)                -     Force India - Mercedes   
19. Giedo van der Garde (Dutch)     -     Caterham - Renault       
20. Charles Pic (France)                   -      Caterham - Renault       
21. Max Chilton (Britain)                     -      Marussia - Cosworth      
22. Jules Bianchi (France)                -      Marussia - Cosworth

Both titles were wrapped up by Vettel and Red Bull with three races to spare at last weekend's Indian Grand Prix.-Reuters

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