Only four drivers have claimed pole position this year – Vettel, his team mate Mark Webber and the Mercedes line-up of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
Xevi Pujolar: "In qualifying we had both cars on track at the right time, on the right tyres, but as the rain fell harder we struggled for grip."
Robert Fernley: "The priority is to make sure we keep out of trouble and do what we need to secure our position in the Constructors’ championship.”
After perform the best time in final practice, Mark Webb start his last race in Formula One from the 4th place position.
Qualifying in Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix was delayed due to the flooded areas on the Interlagos circuit.
Fernando Alonso ended up third for Scuderia Ferrari with team-mate Felipe Massa ninth to give him a fifth row start in his home race tomorrow.
Nico Hülkenberg, yet again, made it into Q3 and qualified tenth. Esteban Gutiérrez was out in Q1 and qualified 18th.
Romain Grosjean putting in a respectable lap in the final moments to take sixth on tomorrow’s grid. Heikki Kovalainen narrowly missed the cut for the top ten shootout in eleventh.
Lewis Hamilton qualified in the top five for the 17th time in 19 races this season.
Daniel Ricciardo: "Tomorrow? The weather will probably decide the story, but anyway, seventh is a great place from which to start."
Adrian Sutil will line up in P17 after a technical issue hampered his chances.
Pastor Maldonado's qualifying was hindered by traffic in Q1 which meant that he just missed out on Q2.
It was the 44th pole of the newly-crowned champion’s career and his eighth of the season.
The Spaniard is in sixth place on the grid, starting alongside the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.
Sergio Perez: “I’ll be really hoping to put on a great show for all my Mexican fans”
Daniel Ricciardo: "Now I’m looking forward to the race: I’m just outside the top ten, I’m on the clean side of the track and I get a free tyre choice.”
This afternoon saw Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualify in fifth and 14th places respectively for the United States Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo: "The heat? It’s only a problem once you get out of the car because inside the cockpit you get some airflow and it’s all fine.”
Both Williams drivers had a clean lap in Q1, with Pastor finishing fourth quickest, but both struggled with traffic on their final runs in Q2 which cost them time.
Nico Hülkenberg: "We were able to be in the top ten all weekend and I am confident this will continue to be the case tomorrow as well.”
Paul Di Resta: "For tomorrow I’m optimistic that we can be up there with a good chance of picking up some points. "
Webber’s 1m39.957s pole lap, the 13th of his career and his second of this season, means that he equals the pole position record for an Australian, established by Jack Brabham.
Felipe Massa finished eighth and Fernando Alonso failed to make the cut into Q3 and will start tomorrow’s race from eleventh on the grid.
Mark Webber stunned the paddock and the Red Bull team by pinching the pole out of the hands of his team mate on the Yas Marina Circuit.
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton qualified on the second row in third and fourth places for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix today.
Mark Webber: "We’re really looking forward to the race tomorrow.”
Massa secures 5th place on starting grid for tomorrows race, Alonso 8th.
Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil secure 12th and 13th places respectively for tomorrow’s Indian Grand Prix.