Sebastian Vettel edged his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber to pole position for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix after clocking the fastest time during Saturday's qualifying.

The German celebrated his seventh pole of the season with a time of 1 min 18.773sec, just 0.4 seconds quicker than his Australian teammate as the Red Bull cars were in a league of their own.

Ferrari second row

Ferrari duo Spaniard Fernando Alonso and Brazilian Felipe Massa, almost a second slower, will start in third and fourth ahead of drivers' championship leader Lewis Hamilton of McLaren.

German Nico Rosberg was sixth quickest for Mercedes followed by Russian Vitaly Petrov who out-qualified his Renault teammate Robert Kubica for the first time this season.

McLaren's worst fears were realised in Q2 when its defending drivers' world champion Jenson Button failed to make the top 10.

He starts ahead of Rubens Barrichello in the second Williams, Sutil, Michael Schumacher in the second Mercedes, Sebastien Buemi of Toro Rosso, Vitantonio Liuzzi in the second Force India, and Jaime Alguersuari in the second Toro Rosso.

The starting grid:

1st row: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) - Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault); 2nd row: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - Felipe Massa (Ferrari); 3rd row: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 4th row: Vitaly Petrov (Renault) - Robert Kubica (Renault); 5th row: Pedro de la Rosa (Sauber-Ferrari) - Nico Hilkenberg (Williams-Cosworth); 7th row: Adrian Sutil (Force India-Mercedes) - Michael Schumacher (Mercedes); 8th row: Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) - Vitantonio Liuzzi (Force India-Mercedes) . — AFP

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