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Red Bull's Vettel on pole for British GP

Sebastian Vettel secured his fifth pole position of the 2010 season at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Sebastian Vettel secured his fifth pole position of the 2010 season at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sebastian Vettel on pole for British Grand Prix; team-mate Mark Webber starts second
  • Ferrari's Alonso starts Sunday's race third; McLaren's Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth
  • 2009 world champion Jenson Button finishes qualifying down in 14th place
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(CNN) -- Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has secured pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The 23-year-old German posted a time of one minute 29.615 seconds at the newly configured Silverstone track, 0.143 seconds ahead of team-mate Mark Webber who will join him on the front row of the grid.

It is the fifth time this season the Red Bull team has started a race with both drivers on the front row.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished third in a time of one minute 30.426 with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton finishing fourth. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg will start tomorrow's race in fifth.

Red Bull's team boss Christian Horner was delighted with the qualifying result.

"Both Red Bull's one-two on the grid is even better than we managed last year here. I'm very happy with that," Horner told BBC Sport.

The speed you reach is such fun, the new section is also great, especially eleven and twelve
--Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull

Vettel, who secured his second consecutive pole position, praised the Silverstone circuit after qualifying.

"I really like the track and fortunately our cars work really well here," Vettel said.

"I can only say, again and again, it's so much fun. The speed you reach is such fun, the new section is also great, especially eleven and twelve," he added.

Mark Webber was pleased with his showing after his horrific crash at the European Grand Prix two weekends ago.

"Coming back here after what happened was not ideal, but it's been a good weekend for me. The team has done a good job. I look forward to tomorrow," Webber said afterwards.

Renault's Robert Kubica was sixth fastest followed by Brazilian Felipe Massa who starts in seventh in his Ferrari.

Williams' Brazilian Rubens Barichello qualified eighth ahead of Sauber's Pedro de la Rosa and Michael Schumacher of Mercedes who will start 10th after another disappointing qualifying session.

2009 world champion Jenson Button had to settle for 14th place on the starting grid after failing to make it into the third qualifying phase. Afterwards he described his car as "undrivable."

"This weekend has been tricky for us but that wasn't normal. This morning the car felt reasonably good, but something felt very wrong out there," Button told BBC Sport.