Motor racing-Vettel secures pole for Malaysian Grand Prix

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 23 Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:11am EDT

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 23 (Reuters) - Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday after a rain-hit qualifying.

Vettel will be joined on the front row for the second race of the season by Ferrari's Felipe Massa, while the Brazilian's Spanish team mate Fernando Alonso will start in third place.

Lewis Hamilton will complete the second row in his Mercedes with Red Bull's Mark Webber rounding out the top five. (Reporting by John O'Brien; Editing by Alan Baldwin)