A light shower just as the ten pole contenders prepared to take their second and final flying run at Silverstone confirmed Red Bull
Racing on the front row of the grid for the British Grand Prix.
Although both Jenson Button
and Nico Rosberg
attempted fully committed laps in the changing conditions - with the German especially suffering a tankslapper exiting the Becketts complex - the precipitation was too much for an improvement in time, and both aborted their laps before the end.
That left RBR to lock-out the front row, but with 2010 race winner Mark Webber
on pole ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel
by 0.032 seconds despite the apparent disadvantage inflicted on the team overnight by the FIA. The Australian dropped in the fastest lap of the session, a 1min 30.399secs effort, but did not threaten the sort of time expected of the session.
Ferrari maintains the two-by-two formation at the front of the grid, with Fernando Alonso
edging Felipe Massa, while Britain secured row three, albeit with Paul di Resta partnering Jenson Button, rather than Lewis Hamilton. The 2008 world champion, meanwhile, struggled to a lowly tenth place, and will start his home race behind Pastor Maldonado, Kamui Kobayashi
Full report and results to follow....