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.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:36.33812
02.Australia Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:36.44114
03.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:37.15517
04.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSauber F11:37.29620
05.United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas1:37.34520
06.Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari1:37.37619
07.Mexico Sergio PerezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:37.45221
08.Finland Heikki KovalainenLotus F11:37.71521
09.Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams F11:37.83624
10.Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez***Sauber F11:38.03420
11.Australia Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.13118
12.United Kingdom Paul di RestaSahara Force India1:38.13918
13.United Kingdom Jenson Button*Vodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.21716
14.Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas1:38.36419
15.Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari1:38.59217
16.France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.69615
17.Deutschland Adrian SutilSahara Force India1:39.25010
18.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F11:39.35111
19.Holland Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:40.49110
20. France Jules BianchiMarussia F11:40.52811
21.France Charles Pic**Caterham F1 Team1:40.59610
22. United Kingdom Max Chilton****Marussia F11:41.40110
 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