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Red Bull's Vettel clinches pole position for F1's season-ending Brazilian GP on wet track

  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, arrives to the pit during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, arrives to the pit during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, arrives to the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, arrives to the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, steers his car during free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Ferrari driver Fernando¬†Alonso of Spain, steers his car during free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was fastest on a wet Interlagos track to take the pole position on Saturday for Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, had a lap of 1 minute, 26.479 seconds, more than half a second ahead of Nico Rosberg of Mercedes. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished third in 1:27.539.

Heavy rain in Sao Paulo forced racing's governing body FIA to delay the final round of qualifying by 40 minutes after conditions were deemed unsafe because of the "volume of water on the track."