21 Jun 2009

Red Bull sandwiches Brawn on front of grid

6:51 am on 21 June 2009

The Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has seized his second pole position in a row while Formula One leader Jenson Button could only qualify sixth for his home British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Button's team-mate and closest title rival Rubens Barrichello took second place on the starting grid for Brawn GP with Australian Mark Webber third for Red Bull.

The pole, in a time of one minute 19.509 seconds, was the fourth of Vettel's Formula One career and third of the season.

The world champion Lewis Hamilton, who put in one of the all-time great performances in the wet to win for McLaren last year, suffered the worst qualifying performance of his Formula One career in 19th place.