Ferrari's Felipe Massa edged title rival Lewis Hamilton of McLaren in Formula One qualifying Saturday, taking the pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix.
With overtaking expected to be difficult on the tight and bumpy track for F1's first ever night race on Sunday, Massa took a significant edge over the driver who leads him by one point in the drivers' championship.
With Hamilton sitting on the provisional pole in the dying seconds of qualifying, Massa put in a stunning final lap, setting a time nearly 0.6 seconds faster than the Briton — a significant margin in an otherwise closely contested session.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen will start from third on the grid and BMW's Robert Kubica — still harboring slim hopes of a title challenge — from fourth. A full grid can be found here.
-- The Associated Press