Sebastian Vettel left it to the last moment to steal pole position away from Red Bull team mate Mark Webber in qualifying for the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin on Saturday afternoon.

Webber looked to have sealed P1 on his last run, but moments later Vettel completed a perfect final sector to grab the top spot by just over a tenth of a second. Lotus’s Romain Grosjean was third.

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:36.338 12
02. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1:36.441 14
03. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 1:37.155 17
04. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sauber F1 1:37.296 20
05. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:37.345 20
06. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:37.376 19
07. Mexico Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.452 21
08. Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus F1 1:37.715 21
09. Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 1:37.836 24
10. Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez*** Sauber F1 1:38.034 20
11. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.131 18
12. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:38.139 18
13. United Kingdom Jenson Button* Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.217 16
14. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:38.364 19
15. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.592 17
16. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.696 15
17. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sahara Force India 1:39.250 10
18. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:39.351 11
19. Holland Giedo van der Garde Caterham F1 Team 1:40.491 10
20. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 1:40.528 11
21. France Charles Pic** Caterham F1 Team 1:40.596 10
22. United Kingdom Max Chilton**** Marussia F1 1:41.401 10
  Q1 107% Time: 1:44.668  
* Jenson Button – Three place penalty for ignoring red flags during FP1
** Charles Pic – Five place penalty for gearbox change
*** Esteban Gutierrez – Ten place penalty for impeding and performing dangerous manoeuvres
**** Max Chilton – Drive-through within the first five laps of the race