Spanish GP: Red Bull qualifying report

POLE, POLE, POLE, POLE, POLE! Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION "It's always tight between Seb and I, it's a good battle. Seb's had a solid run recently, but today was my turn. The car is performing really well, but we're taking nothing...

POLE, POLE, POLE, POLE, POLE!

Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION
"It's always tight between Seb and I, it's a good battle. Seb's had a solid run recently, but today was my turn. The car is performing really well, but we're taking nothing for granted. We know McLaren and Ferrari are strong opponents and will continue to be until the end of the season. It's still early days in the Championship, but a lot can happen over the next two back to back races. I'm pleased that we've laid the foundations to make good all the hard work that has gone on at the factory over the last three weeks. This pole is for the team -- there was a massive effort from the guys before the race and then at the track this weekend. They have worked so hard, you really can't believe how much work can go into two cars! It's a great effort and I'm looking forward to the race tomorrow."

Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 2nd
"Congratulations to Mark, he was unbeatable today. It was close; I had good laps throughout qualifying, especially at the end, but it was not enough. A tenth is not that much, but unfortunately it was too much for me today. Still, it was a good qualifying session from us and I think starting on the first row is a good result. We know there are no points from today, that all comes tomorrow. At the moment it looks comfortable, but we know how quickly things can change, so we have to stay focused. There might be some rain. The team has made such a huge effort to bring the updates here the factory has been flat out over the last few weeks, so congratulations to them."

CHRISTIAN HORNER: "A fantastic team result. It was a brilliant lap by Mark, the drivers have been closely matched all weekend and there's literally just been hundredths of a second between them. It was a dominant Red Bull display, which is testimony to a superb team effort. The amount of work that's gone into the components that have been bought out here has been immense, with members of the team giving up their bank holiday weekend and time at home. Our performance today is very much due to that."

(Renault) FABRICE LOM: "Wow, what a great result again. It was another very good qualifying, our fifth pole position in a row and our third front row start. We proved that the work we have done since China has paid off and we are still in front, which is really good. Sunday is the most important time, so we need to focus on that. Congratulations to Mark, he has done a very good job; everything is now in our hands"

F1 TWITS

If you want to know what's really happening in F1, social media sites are now the go-to places to find out what the so-called experts are saying. If only they were saying something intelligent...

CynicalF1hack Living in 1981 and Vaguely Frightened by Anything New: Oh the relief! Back in Europe. 12 days to get back from China, thanks to that volcano. Bus to Tibet, overland by yak to India, tramp steamer to Gibraltar and long distance truck here. Hellish, but strangely like going to the 1973 Argentinean Grand Prix. Ah, good times ...

UltimateF1fan who thinks everything's just amazing: Spain is amazing!!! It's so colourful and the people are amazing!!! Jamie Alwayswary will do it here!!! Love his eyes, they're amazing!!!

Team Technician Who Know Less Than He Thinks He Does But Has an Opinion on Everything: Yes, the young Spaniard has been impressive. However, the weather forecast is for a 57.666 per cent chance of rain which could cause problems. Though, as anyone with any technical know-how will tell you, the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. So, it will be a dry race.

Thirddriver-with-a-Grudge: It's a tricky circuit in the rain. I should know. I've done thousands and thousands of kilometers here. No one has the experience I have.

CynicalF1hack Living in 1981 and Vaguely Frightened by Anything New: Yes, I think you've experienced a test here with every team on the grid and still no drive.

Thirddriver-with-a-Grudge: I've told you before, F1 favours drivers from countries with big sponsorship. I could kill my mother for giving birth to me in Nunavut.

Gridgirl-on-a-Mission: Rain, sun, snow, volcanoes, who cares. I'm Jaime's grid girl this weekend and anyone who gets in the way of our path to true happiness (and a yacht in Monaco harbour) will feel the pain in Spain falls mainly where it really hurts.

-source: red bull

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Teams Ferrari , McLaren