Webber grabs Korea pole ahead of Vettel
October 13, 2012 -- Updated 1506 GMT (2306 HKT)
Mark Webber will start the Korean Grand Prix from pole after edging out teammate Sebastian Vettel in Saturday's qualifying.
- Australian driver beats reigning world champion to pole for Sunday's Korean Grand Prix
- McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will start race from third place; Fernando Alonso fourth for Ferrari
- Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen finishes qualifying session in fifth; Michael Schumacher down in tenth place
(CNN) -- Red Bull's Mark Webber beat teammate Sebastian Vettel to pole position at the qualifying session for the Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam on Saturday.
The Australian grabbed first place on the grid -- and his first pole since May's Monaco Grand Prix -- in the third and final qualifying session after Vettel had been quickest in the opening two.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's race in third while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is one place further back in fourth.
"Most qualifying sessions have been very tight and I'm very happy to get the job done today," Webber said.
"It was a reasonable lap and we did it when it counted. Tomorrow is the main day and I'm in a good position to get a good result," he added.
Mark Webber back in the go-kart
Formula One strives for green future
Kamui Kobayashi: Japan's fastest man
Webber is currently fifth in the drivers' championship, 60 points adrift of leader Alonso.
Vettel, meanwhile, will be looking to heap further pressure on the Spaniard with another strong showing after winning the last two races in Singapore and Japan.
The 25-year-old German is now only four points behind Alonso with just five races remaining.
Vettel looked favorite to scoop his second consecutive pole but was held up by Felipe Massa in Q3 allowing Webber to steal in ahead of him.
"On the last run I had to back off starting the lap as Massa was there, it wasn't his fault, but I had to back off. Nevertheless, the second lap in Q3 wasn't good enough," Vettel said.
Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen will start from fifth while his teammate Romain Grosjean is two spots further back in seventh.
Felipe Massa starts Sunday's race from sixth. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg finished eighth while Mercedes' drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher make up the final two places in the top ten.
Part of complete coverage on
Track the buzz of the 2014 Formula One season, race by race, with all the latest social reaction from motorsport experts.
He's the best of the rest -- Daniel Ricciardo has been Formula One's surprise package in the first half of the 2014 season.
July 24, 2014 -- Updated 1135 GMT (1935 HKT)
Formula One is not likely to go hungry in Hungary as master chefs cater in volume for drivers, teams and VIP guests.
July 3, 2014 -- Updated 1443 GMT (2243 HKT)
It's the elephant in the room of Formula One. What's the prognosis legendary driver Michael Schumacher?
May 23, 2014 -- Updated 2310 GMT (0710 HKT)
It stimulates all five senses, creating an unparalleled experience for drivers and fans alike. Take a tour of Monaco with Mark Webber.
May 22, 2014 -- Updated 1233 GMT (2033 HKT)
To be a champion you must win a title -- but to become an F1 legend you must win races at Monaco, the calendar's most testing circuit.
May 21, 2014 -- Updated 1459 GMT (2259 HKT)
Caterham F1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi takes you on a tour of the Monaco racing circuit.
May 5, 2014 -- Updated 1238 GMT (2038 HKT)
The Formula One driver transcended his sport and even 20 years after his death, Ayrton Senna commands the adoration of fans worldwide.
May 1, 2014 -- Updated 1500 GMT (2300 HKT)
F1's greatest racer was killed during the San Marino Grand Prix on May 1 1994. The sport hasn't been the same since.
April 30, 2014 -- Updated 1516 GMT (2316 HKT)
Just four F1 drivers turned up to Roland Ratzenberger's funeral after his death during qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix on April 30 1994.
April 25, 2014 -- Updated 1156 GMT (1956 HKT)
For a championship with a distinctly Iberian streak, it is no surprise that South America should be high on MotoGP's list of territories to conquer.
April 18, 2014 -- Updated 1113 GMT (1913 HKT)
Too weak. Can't handle the pressure. Susie Wolff has heard it all -- but she is determined to become the first female F1 driver in 20 years.
Today's five most popular stories