Webber surprised by front row grid slot
27 October 2012 – Mark Webber has admitted that he was surprised with his grid position for Sunday's Indian Grand Prix, describing a lack of grip on his final qualifying run. The Australian starts from second place after missing out on pole by 44 thousandths of a second.
"Well, it wasn't the smoothest sessions for Seb as he said, but that was also the same for me," Webber explained. "My lap wasn't too bad. I didn't have the cleanest run to the line, but then I'm driving the car.
"It was a close run thing between myself and Seb, but I couldn't do my last run as I had no grip in the first sector. I was surprised to be second, but we'll take it from there and look forward to the race tomorrow."
Saturday's qualifying result marked Red Bull's third front row lock-out in a row, the longest run achieved by the Milton Keynes-based squad in its Formula 1 history.