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Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia

World champion driver continues blistering form to top qualifying for season opener in Melbourne

Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia
Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel (C) of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme with second placed Lewis Hamilton (L) of Great Britain and McLaren and third placed Mark Webber (R) of Australia and Red Bull Racing following qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia
Second placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren walks through parc ferme following qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives during qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in front of the F1 photographers in parc ferme after taking pole position during qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia
Nick Heidfeld of Germany and Renault drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia
Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren prepare to drive during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Red Bull's Vettel secures pole position in Australia
Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)