Vettel 15/8 for Malaysian GP win

  • Last Updated: March 23 2013, 13:19 GMT

Sebastian Vettel is 15/8 to win the Malaysian Grand Prix after securing his second pole position of the season.

Sebastian Vettel advertised his one-lap pace once more
Sebastian Vettel advertised his one-lap pace once more

There were dramatic scenes on Saturday morning as a short burst of rain struck the Sepang International Circuit five minutes from the end of the second period of qualifying.

It made for an all-guns-blazing top shoot-out on the intermediate wet tyres, with reigning triple world champion Vettel again emerging on top to claim the 38th pole of his F1 career.

The surprise is who will start alongside him on the front row as Ferrari's Felipe Massa managed to edge team-mate Fernando Alonso at the death.

It will be the first time in three years Massa has started from such a position on the grid, going back to the opening race of the 2010 season, and he's 12/1 to convert it into victory.

Alonso remains the biggest threat to Vettel, however, at a general 11/4, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen at 11/2 after he again qualified in seventh.

"The Ferrari drivers will have devised a plan as soon as qualifying finished and are in the perfect position to hunt down Vettel," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes looked good before the rain arrived but at fourth on the grid he's a 14/1 chance to win, while Mark Webber is 20/1 to turn fifth into first.