Red Bull Racing-Renault on pole for USA Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel took the inaugural pole position for the USA Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, today.

Sebastian set a blistering time of 1m35.657s To take pole by + 0.109 from Lewis Hamilton. Team mate Mark Webber starts just behind Sebastian from the clean side of the grid in third.

Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen, who won the last race in Abu Dhabi, lines up fourth after Romain Grosjean took a penalty for changing his gearbox this morning. The Frenchman lines up ninth as a result.

Williams F1 Team’s Pastor Maldonado starts in tenth while Bruno Senna is 11th.

Caterham f1 team qualified with Vitaly Petrov 21st and Heikki Kovalainen 22nd for the first United States GP since 2007.