Vettel pips Hamilton to Bahrain pole

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel takes his first pole position of 2012 at the Bahrain Grand Prix, pipping Lewis Hamilton by 0.98 seconds in his Red Bull and out-qualifying team-mate Mark Webber for the first time this season.

McLaren's Jenson Button was fourth ahead of Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, with Michael Schumacher knocked out in the first part of qualifying at the 5.412km Sakhir circuit.

Daniel Ricciardo will start Sunday's race a noteworthy sixth, with Toro Rosso team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne failing to progress into Q2 for the third time this year.

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