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Fernando Alonso takes British pole

Updated: July 7, 2012, 3:38 PM ET
Associated Press

SILVERSTONE, England -- Formula One leader Fernando Alonso put Ferrari on pole for the first time in 31 races after mastering the rain-soaked track in a disrupted qualifying session on Saturday for the British Grand Prix.

The reigning Silverstone champion was just 0.047 seconds faster than Red Bull driver Mark Webber, who will start Sunday's race alongside him on the front row and is his closest competitor in the championship.

"To complete a lap in these conditions was difficult, but ...

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