Webber: Front row is what we deserved
7 July 2012 – Mark Webber was left in a positive frame of mind after claiming second on the grid for Sunday’s British Grand Prix, explaining that a front row starting position is what he and Red Bull deserved. The Australian missed out on pole position to Fernando Alonso by just 50 thousandths of a second, but vowed not to dwell on the small margin.
“I raced here in ’95 for first time so I’ve been round this track a few times,” Webber commented. “It was a tight session today with very mixed conditions. The cars are difficult to handle when it’s like that.
"In every session we went out the times were changing by up to five or six seconds per lap; there was a lot of standing water and aqua planning. I was happy I was competitive when it counted.
“You have to put it all on the line in Q3. Alonso put a lap together that was just that sniff better than mine, but I’m not standing here with any regrets about my lap. I’m happy with what I put on the table and front row was what we deserved.”
Sebastian Vettel will form the second row with team-mate Webber, having slightly drifted away from the leading pace in the third and final phase of qualifying.