2013 AUSTRALIAN GP: SEBASTIAN VETTEL WITH NEW POLE

Sebastian Vettel made the most of a drying track to beat Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber to pole for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.Vettel's time underlined the superior pace of the Red Bull in dry conditions, while Webber was on a faster lap but lost time in the final sector sliding through the penultimate corner.

Lewis Hamilton took third, 0.6s off the Red Bull, and will start ahead of the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso with team-mate Nico Rosberg sixth fastest. Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean were seventh and eighth in the Lotuses ahead of Paul di Resta's Force India in ninth and Jenson Button in the troublesome McLaren.
 P.     Driver              Team          Time       Gap   
 1. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull       1:27.407          
 2. Mark Webber           Red Bull       1:27.827  + 0.420
 3. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes AMG   1:28.087  + 0.680
 4. Felipe Massa          Ferrari        1:28.490  + 1.083
 5. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari        1:28.493  + 1.086
 6. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes       1:28.523  + 1.116
 7. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus          1:28.738  + 1.331
 8. Romain Grosjean       Lotus          1:29.013  + 1.606
 9. Paul di Resta         Force India    1:29.305  + 1.898
10. Jenson Button         McLaren        1:30.357  + 2.950
  Q2 Fastest time: N.Rosberg 1:36.194                     
11. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber         1:38.067  + 1.873
12. Adrian Sutil          Force India    1:38.134  + 1.940
13. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso     1:38.778  + 2.584
14. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso     1:39.042  + 2.848
15. Sergio Perez          McLaren        1:39.900  + 3.706
16. Valtteri Bottas       Williams       1:40.290  + 4.096
17. Adrian Sutil          Force India    1:37.593  + 2.024
  Q1 Fastest time: N.Rosberg 1:43.380                     
17. Pastor Maldonado      Williams       1:47.614  + 4.234
18. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber         1:47.776  + 4.396
19. Jules Bianchi         Marussia       1:48.147  + 4.767
20. Max Chilton           Marussia       1:48.909  + 5.529
21. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham       1:49.519  + 6.139
22. Charles Pic           Caterham       1:50.626  + 7.246
107% time: 1:50.616