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Vettel on pole for U.S. Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (C) gives a thumbs-up next to team mate Mark Webber (L) of Australia and McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (R) of Britain following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, with Hamilton alongside on the front row and Webber third on the starting grid. REUTERS/Jim Young

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (C) gives a thumbs-up next to team mate Mark Webber (L) of Australia and McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (R) of Britain following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at...more

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (C) gives a thumbs-up next to team mate Mark Webber (L) of Australia and McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (R) of Britain following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, with Hamilton alongside on the front row and Webber third on the starting grid. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waves after taking the pole position following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waves after taking the pole position following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waves after taking the pole position following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (L) gives a thumbs-up next to McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, with Hamilton alongside on the front row. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (L) gives a thumbs-up next to McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas...more

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (L) gives a thumbs-up next to McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, with Hamilton alongside on the front row. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car in the pit lane during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Luca Bruno/Pool

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car in the pit lane during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Luca Bruno/Pool

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car in the pit lane during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Luca Bruno/Pool
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany removes his helmet after the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, perfectly placed to secure his third Formula One title in succession. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany removes his helmet after the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole...more

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany removes his helmet after the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 17, 2012. Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, perfectly placed to secure his third Formula One title in succession. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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