Vettel grabs pole for F1 season finale: "Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel put himself in the best possible position to claim the Formula One title by beating his three rivals to pole position in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yesterday.
The 23-year-old German, celebrating his 10th pole of 2010 and a record-equalling 15th in a single season for his team, could do no more at a circuit where he won last year and where he will probably have to win again to become the sport's youngest champion.
Even then it may not be enough.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who is 24 points behind championship leader Fernando Alonso and must win while hoping his rivals fail to score, will be second on the grid with nothing to lose.
Ferrari's Alonso, the Spaniard who is eight points ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber and 15 clear of Vettel, was sitting pretty after hauling himself to third place in the closing seconds under floodlights while Webber sank to fifth."