Championship leader Fernando Alonso
has claimed pole position for the F1 2012 British Grand Prix.
The Spaniard, who only just made it into the top-ten shootout, posted a 1 minute 51.746 second lap, edging out Red Bull
Racing's Mark Webber
by just 0.047 seconds. Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel
will share the second row, ahead of Felipe Massa
and Kimi Raikkonen.
Further back Pastor Maldonado
came in seventh, while Lewis Hamilton
could do no better than eighth in front of the home crowd. Nico Hulkenberg
was ninth, while Romain Grosjean
made the cut, but couldn't set a time, after spinning off and into the gravel at the end of Q2.Full qualifying report