Mark Webber has conceded that he didn't get the most out of his car today in qualifying for Sunday's F1 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Webber, who had been third in final practice, was second quickest in Q1 and third in Q2.
However in the all-important shoot-out he slipped back to fourth and will now line up behind his Red Bull team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, who is again on pole and behind Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
In the end his best lap, a 1 minute 38.858 seconds, was around two tenths off the McLaren's and 0.377 seconds off pole.
“I'm disappointed with my last run, it was a bit scrappy. We had to communicate more than normal during the out lap due to a few things we were managing, so that affected the prep a little,” explained the Aussie.
“I'm disappointed as there is certainly more there. Sometimes you see Seb's lap and you go, 'wow you can't do that', he did a good lap for sure today, but I didn't feel like I got the most out of it when it counted.”
Looking to the race itself, Webber doesn't expect it to be a thriller and he predicted it will be tough to overtake - even with DRS.
“It will be an interesting first sector, then we'll get into the race from there," he continued.
"I think this track is traditionally pretty hard to pass on, so it's likely to be down to the DRS zone and pit stops.”