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Vettel grabs pole

In driver’s seat: Sebastian Vettel has put in himself in a brilliant position to retake the lead from Lewis Hamilton.

In driver’s seat: Sebastian Vettel has put in himself in a brilliant position to retake the lead from Lewis Hamilton.   | Photo Credit: AFP

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Hamilton to start from third row

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came from nowhere to seize pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix as he threw down the gauntlet to championship leader Lewis Hamilton on Saturday.

Vettel, who had struggled in practice, timed a record 1min 39.491sec at the floodlit Marina Bay street circuit ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen will start fourth with Hamilton, who leads Vettel by just three points in the standings, fifth ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

“I knew we had it in us,” Vettel said.

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