Mark Webber has claimed the 10th Pole Position of his career, beating Sebastian Vettel by 0.074 seconds.
Red Bull were the obvious choice for Pole but Vettel seemed to be the faster of the two, leading both FP2 and FP3. The Aussie struck back though and will start in P1 tomorrow. Behind them, Lewis Hamilton just beat Fernando Alonso to P3 while Kimi Raikkonen in 5th and Romain Grosjean in 7th sandwiched the Ferrari of Felipe Massa in 6th. Nico Hulkenberg lines up 8th just in front of Nico Rosberg who is followed by the other Mercedes of Michael Schumacher in P10.
Jenson Button missed Q3 by just 0.005 and will start in P11 on the same row as his 2013 team-mate Sergio Perez. Perez’s current team-mate Kamui Kobayashi will start right behind Perez in P13 and ahead of Paul Di Resta in 14th and Pastor Maldonado in 15th. Both Toro Rosso drivers lined up at the back of the field in Q2, Daniel Ricciardo taking 16th before stopping out on track and Jean-Eric Vergne setting a time only good enough for P17.
Bruno Senna could’ve knocked Hamilton into the Knockout Zone in Q1 with the 2008 World Champion parked in the pits, but made a mistake on his final lap and had to back out of the lap. He’ll start P18 tomorrow, flanked by Vitaly Petrov in P19 and Heikki Kovalainen in the other Caterham. Charles Pic out-qualified his team-mate, Timo Glock but will recieve a 10-place penalty for changing an engine. Pedro De La Rosa is in 22nd and Narain Karthikeyan is in 23rd. Karthikeyan didn’t set a time after a strange incident in the opening minutes of Q1. His brake disc broke, sending him into a spin and narrowly missing the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg as he raced the wrong way down the straight into Turn 3.
The race starts tomorrow at 7am GMT, 3pm local time.