AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - World champion Sebastian Vettel once again got the better of Red Bull teammate and rival Mark Webber, qualifying in pole position Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix.
Webber appeared set to earn his third pole in the last four races until Vettel lapped the Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 36.338 seconds on his last run.
Romain Grosjean of Lotus will start third Sunday and Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg will be fourth.
If Vettel wins Sunday, he'll set a Formula One record single-season record with eight consecutive victories.
Webber is running out of time to beat a teammate who has spoiled his best chances for victory this season. There are just two races left and Webber is leaving Formula One to drive for Porsche in the world endurance championship in 2014.
2012 winner Lewis Hamilton qualified fifth.