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Vettel secures pole for seventh time

Sebastian Vettel claimed his seventh pole position of the season by topping qualifying for the Hungarian GP.
Sebastian Vettel claimed his seventh pole position of the season by topping qualifying for the Hungarian GP.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring
  • The German pips Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for his seventh pole of the season
  • The rejuvenated Ferrari's of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa are second on grid
  • Defending world champion Jenson Button failed to make Q1 and will start in 11th place

(CNN) -- Germany's Sebastian Vettel secured his seventh pole position of the season after qualifying fastest for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring.

Vettel pipped his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber by just 0.4 seconds as the manufacturer once again showed they will be the team to beat this weekend.

The rejuvenated Ferrari's of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who secured a controversial win in Germany last weekend, maintained that form by taking the second row of the grid -- although they were almost a second slower than the Red Bull's.

Current world championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start the race from fifth position but McLaren teammate and defending world champion Jenson Button is only 11th ater struggling throughout the day before eventually failing to make Q1.

We found the problem from last week that made the start so bad.
--Sebastian Vettel
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"That was tough, but we were never going to be on the front two rows here," Button told reporters.

The Mercedes of Nico Rosberg again outqualified Michael Schumacher -- who will start a lowly 14th -- while Russian Vitaly Petrov is seventh after going quicker than Renault teammate Robert Kubica for the first time this season, with the Pole eighth.

Sauber's Pedro de la Rosa and Nico Hulkenberg of Williams will complete the top 10 on the grid.

Vettel topped qualifying at Hockenheim last weekend but finished third after a poor start and the 23-year-old told the BBC: "We found the problem from last week that made the start so bad so hopefully we can have a normal start on Sunday."