At his 132nd attempt, his maiden pole position was secured on Saturday, beating Rubens Barrichello to the best time in a chaotic weather-affected qualifying session in Germany.

At his 132nd attempt, Mark Webber secured his maiden pole position on Saturday, beating Rubens Barrichello to the best time in a chaotic weather-affected qualifying session in Germany.

"It was very, very chaotic so to deliver a time when it counted was very important to me," said the 32-year-old Red Bull driver.

His teammate Sebastian Vettel, 3.5 points ahead of him in the drivers' championship, qualified just fourth.

"I'm not frustrated, but it was possible to go better. The last lap I had wasn't magnificent so I blame myself, not the car," the young German told the BBC.

Championship leader Jenson Button qualified third, behind the sister Brawn, as the both of them struggled to get temperature into the Bridgestone tyres.

"Tomorrow is going to be an interesting one," said the Briton. "Weather looks similar to today so it's a little bit of luck, but also looking at what everyone else is doing and trying to make the best out of the situation."

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton carried his strong form powered by significant improvements to his McLaren into a credible fifth spot on the grid.

"We won't take it for granted but we're going to enjoy it," he said. "The guys have worked so hard and it's so much better. It's a great result for us."

Adrian Sutil qualified an amazing seventh for Force India ahead of both Ferraris, while Nelson Piquet out-qualified his Renault teammate for the first time.

Toro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais is dead last on the grid for possibly his final grand prix.

 

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:31.257 1:38.038 1:32.230 22
2 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:31.482 1:34.455 1:32.357 22
3 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:31.568 1:39.032 1:32.473 23
4 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:31.430 1:39.504 1:32.480 20
5 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.473 1:39.149 1:32.616 19
6 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.881 1:40.826 1:33.859 21
7 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:32.015 1:36.740 1:34.316 20
8 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:31.600 1:41.708 1:34.574 22
9 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:31.869 1:41.730 1:34.710 23
10 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:32.128 1:35.737 1:34.803 24
11 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:31.771 1:42.310 14
12 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:31.302 1:42.318 15
13 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:31.884 1:42.500 17
14 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:31.760 1:42.771 17
15 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:31.598 1:42.859 14
16 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:32.190 10
17 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:32.251 11
18 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 1:32.402 11
19 10 Timo Glock Toyota 1:32.423 11
20 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 1:33.559 11

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