Indian GP: Sebastian Vettel on pole position
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, six points behind the 25-year-old German with four races remaining including Sunday's, qualified fifth at the Buddh International Circuit.
Vettel won from pole in India last year and he was joined on the front row by Australian team mate Mark Webber. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button qualified third and fourth respectively.
Alonso will line up alongside Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa on the third row.