Sebastian Vettel got his fifth pole in 10 qualifying sessions this season on Saturday when he beat all rivals for first place on the grid at the British Formula One Grand Prix, dpa reported.
The German Vettel beat Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and championship leader Lewis Hamilton of McLaren with a time of 1 minute 29.615 seconds for the 5.901-kilometres lap.
It was Vettel's 10th pole overall and a good omen for Sunday's race. Vettel won the 2009 Silverstone edition from pole and is now coming off a victory from pole two weeks ago in Valencia, Spain.
Reigning world champion Jenson Button, meanwhile, suffered from set-up problems in his home event and had to settle for 14th place in the second McLaren.
Hamilton leads an eventful season with 127 points into the 10th of 19 races. Button has 121, Vettel 115, Webber 103 and Alonso 98.