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Sebastian Vettel matches pole record

Updated: November 12, 2011, 1:12 PM ET
Associated Press

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel took the pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday, matching Nigel Mansell's record of 14 poles in a season.

The German driver clocked 1 minute, 38.481 seconds at the Yas Marina circuit, 0.14 seconds quicker than McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, who had dominated the final practice session.

"I was very happy to get pole because it was difficult. We weren't sure and positively surprised," Vettel ...

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