0545 GMT: WELCOME TO AFP'S LIVE REPORT ON THE KOREA GRANDPRIX.
Mark Webber and reigning champion Sebastian Vettel have made it a front-row lock-out for Red Bull, with Lewis Hamilton's McLaren on the second row, alongside Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, who will be looking to put his Japan disaster behind him and boost his drivers' championship lead over Vettel, which currently stands at only four points.
Fifth on the grid is Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus, followed by Alonso's Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa, ahead of the Lotus of Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg of Force India.
The Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher round out the top 10.
A notable absentee from the top-10 shootout was Jenson Button of McLaren, who bowed out in the second qualifying session, along with the Sauber duo of Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi.
Vettel was quickest in the final practice and in the first two sessions of qualifying. He appeared set for pole until Webber left it late in the session to steam home in one minute 37.242 seconds, just 0.074 seconds ahead.
It was the 200th Formula One pole for Red Bull's engine supplier Renault and the second Red Bull one-two at the front of the pack in as many weeks.
"Very very happy to get the job done," said Webber, who started on pole at Monaco in May, but only after Schumacher was relegated five places on the grid for an incident in Barcelona. Webber won in Monaco, as he did at the British GP.