Fernando Alonso snatched pole position at the British Grand Prix with a lap that was just a fraction faster than Mark Webber’s Red Bull Renault in the Q3 session at Silverstone. Michael Schumacher ended up third for Mercedes, ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa.
Things went wrong for Lotus (again) with Kimi Raikkonen sixth but Romain Grosjean failing to get a run after spinning off at the end of Q2.
Pastor Maldonado was seventh ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg.
Grosjean will start 10th.
And then it started to rain again…