NEW DELHI, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel has won the pole position for this weekend's inaugural Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi.
It is the 13th time this season Vettel has secured the coveted starting position and should give him a leg up for his 11th Formula One victory of the season.
"It was a good session for us at a new circuit," Vettel said after navigating the newly built 16-turn circuit. "It was tricky for all of us."
Vettel, driving for Red Bull, toured the 3.192-mile Buddh International Circuit in 1 minute, 24.178 seconds, finishing 3/10ths of a second faster than Lewis Hamilton of McLaren. Hamilton was dropped down three positions because of a penalty, giving the second slot in Sunday's race to Vettel's teammate Mark Webber.