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Today was my day, says Webber

Mark Webber: We got through Q1 on the first set of hard tyres, which was good, and then in the crucial part of qualifying – in Q3 – it was just about getting the lap right. The lap was pretty good and I was just praying that my number went to the top when I crossed the line...

Mark Webber has described the lap that gave him pole for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix as 'pretty good'.

Webber set the pace yesterday in practice, but found himself demoted to second this morning in FP3, when his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel pipped him to the top time right at the end, even though the German had only one flying lap.

In qualifying though it was a different story and in the all-important top-ten shootout it was Webber who took P1, thanks to a 1 minute 20.981 second effort, two tenths up Vettel, who again had a KERS issue.

“It was a good session,” Webber noted. “It was clear going into qualifying that we might have had a bit of a margin and would be battling for pole between ourselves today. You can never underestimate these guys though.

“We got through Q1 on the first set of hard tyres, which was good, and then in the crucial part of qualifying – in Q3 – it was just about getting the lap right.

"The lap was pretty good and I was just praying that my number went to the top when I crossed the line. It was a nice lap, a good battle with Seb and today was my day.”

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner meanwhile was delighted to see his two men lock out the front-row for the second race in succession.

“A great team performance – it's great for Mark to get his first pole position of the year after a perfect final run in Q3,” Horner added.

“Sebastian did phenomenal job too to join Mark on the front row without the benefit of KERS.

"The pair had a big margin to our opposition in qualifying, although we know it will be smaller in the race. It was a fantastic team performance, we're looking forward to tomorrow.”



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20.05.2011- Friday Practice 2, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
20.05.2011- Friday Practice 2, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
20.05.2011- Friday Practice 1, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
07.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7

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