28 Aug 2011

Vettel on pole for Belgian GP

5:58 am on 28 August 2011

Sebastian Vettel will start on pole for the Belgian Grand Prix after posting the quickest time in his Red Bull in an incident-laden qualifying session.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will line up alongside the German world champion on the front row.

Birthday boy Mark Webber was next fastest in the second Red Bull followed by the Ferrari of Felipe Massa.

Michael Schumacher, celebrating his 20th anniversary since making his Formula One debut, will set off at the rear of the grid after crashing in the first session.

Webber, celebrating his 35th birthday and a new contract for 2012, had been quickest in morning practice.