Mark Webber admitted he wasn't really happy to be beaten to pole position by team-mate Sebastian Vettel, although the Australian conceded he was still in good shape for his home race.
Webber missed out on pole by little more than a tenth of a second to his team-mate after a session dominated by the Red Bull team and while he admitted it was a good result for the team, the Australian said he would have preferred to be right at the front.
“Not really,” he replied when asked if he was happy with second. “I would love to be on pole. Second is a good result as Seb said for the team. Both of us are up there which is fantastic. It is a lot better than my qualifying in Bahrain. The lap was pretty decent but for both of us there is always a little bit here and there where you can get a little bit more out of it. In the end I did my best. That's all I could do. The middle sector, turn six and nine, is always a balancing act to get the entries and exit clean, so overall I would say I would like to be one place further up but Seb did a good job for the team, so very, very close and see how we go tomorrow.”
Webber added that he expected a more unpredictable race than that seen in Bahrain a fortnight ago and said he didn't think the top ten in qualifying would be the same top ten come the end of the race.
“It is a long, long race in terms of safety cars and a lot of the smaller teams with inexperienced drivers are also getting used to this new type of venue compared to Bahrain,” he said. “It is a different type of track, so I don't think that we will be finishing in the order in terms of the top ten. I think there will be few changes potentially, so we will see how it goes.”