Horner: Pole position was pretty unexpected
22 April 2012 – Christian Horner has admitted that he did not expect to be starting the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position, with Sebastian Vettel having clinched Red Bull's first qualifying top spot since the end of 2011. Mark Webber starts third at Sakhir.
“A great team performance and pretty unexpected to get pole and third on the grid here,” the Team Principal commented.
“It’s testimony to all the hard work that’s going on here trackside and back in the factory to deliver that kind of performance during what was a really exciting and tight qualifying session.
“Sebastian was nearly knocked out in Q1 and Q2 and then put it on pole in Q3, which shows how tight it was, and Mark was there all the way through. Hopefully we can have a strong race.”
The Bahrain Grand Prix begins at 3pm local time (BST +2). All of the action can be tracked through the interactive GPUpdate.net Live Report.