Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton secures pole ahead of Webber, Vettel

Updated: Nov 03, 2012, 21:16 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Abu Dhabi: McLaren`s Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday, ahead of Red Bull’s Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 40.630 seconds on the 3.5-mile Yas Marina circuit which was 0.348 seconds quicker than Webber.

Ferrari`s Alonso slumped to seventh position as once again he failed to match the pace of the other drivers.

Pastor Maldonado of Williams will start fourth followed by Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and Jenson Button of McLaren.