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I didn`t think I would do that, says Webber.

Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber snatched third on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix in the dying seconds of qualifying on Saturday.

Webber, who was seventh fastest in Q2, looked set to have to start behind Sebastien Bourdais' Toro Rosso, but an extra special effort late on moved him ahead and in the end the Aussie edged it by 0.328 seconds.

Mark will now line-up behind Sebastian Vettel and Heikki Kovalainen and will be gunning for his seventh points' scoring finish of the year.

"I didn't have a very good run on my first lap in Q3 and thought I'd messed up the session, as I was told it was going to rain again. It was difficult to get the lap in at the end with the conditions as they were, but I knew I had to do it," he explained.

"It was crucial to get both of the chicanes right and I really had to focus on the Ascari Chicane because it was like running on rail tracks. I drilled that though and it helped me to get my lap time.

"It should be a pretty interesting race tomorrow now if the conditions are like this again!"

David Coulthard meanwhile was unable to make it through to the top-ten shoot-out in the sister RB4 and he will start 13th.

"Q2 was quickest at the beginning of the session, as it rained progressively," DC reflected. "We went out just after the beginning of the session, but had to back off for a bit of traffic.

"We therefore didn't manage to get a time at the start of the session and you weren't going to get a faster time at the end. As you saw with [Lewis] Hamilton and [Kimi] Raikkonen, it wasn't getting any quicker out there with the worsening conditions."

"A very exciting three qualifying sessions with the varying amounts of rain," Red Bull Racing team principal, Christian Horner summarised. "Both drivers progressed comfortably into Q2 and Mark made it into Q3, with David ending up in an unlucky 13th position. It was a great drive from Mark to qualify third."


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Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull RB4, German F1 Grand Prix, Hockenheim, 18th-20th, July, 2008
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