Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber has said he was 'happy' after qualifying third for the 2013 F1 German Grand Prix.

The Aussie's best lap in the top-ten shootout was a 1 minute 29.608 seconds, which left him just 0.107 seconds off team-mate, Sebastian Vettel in second, and 0.284 seconds up on Kimi Raikkonen, who he will share the second row with.

"I was actually happy with third position today, as it was very sensitive out there," explained Webber, who recently announced his retirement from the sport.

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"We lost a little bit in the first sector and struggled to find the rhythm that we had had there in P3, but we know there was a shift in track temp and it pulled everyone together a bit, at least for the short runs."

As for the race, Webber expects to again challenge for the victory, as he did at Silverstone last weekend.

"With the long runs, we're happy with the car, so we're in a good position to put pressure on for the race victory tomorrow," he added.