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Another 2010 Qualifying, another pole position, and another one-two. Mark Webber sealed up the pole in Saturday's Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, with Sebastian Vettel logging the second-fastest time.

Webber's pole makes it two-three to his teammate, but more importantly, the team has not dropped a P1 yet.

The RB6 had looked fast throughout the three practice sessions – it was not a case of whether or not it was quick enough, but whether or not the other teams had something in reserve they were going to pull out for this afternoon.

Turns out they didn’t. While Webber and Vettel swapped places at the top of the timesheets during all three practice sessions, other drivers were left around seven-tenths of a second behind.

Afterward, the two drivers and their team principal laid the blame for this insanely quick car firmly on the shoulders of everyone on the team – both here in Spain and back in Milton Keynes.

"It was a dominant display, which is testimony to a superb team effort," Christian Horner pointed out. "The amount of work that’s gone into the components that have been brought out here has been immense, with members of the team giving up their bank holiday weekend and time at home. Our performance today is very much due to that."

Mark was more than a little happy to secure P1. "I’m pleased that we’ve laid the foundations to make good all the hard work that has gone on at the factory over the last three weeks," he said. "This pole is for the team."

Lewis Hamilton was the man closest to the top two drivers, with his former teammate and local hero Alonso behind him. Lewis’ current teammate Jenson Button was fifth with a resurgent Michael Schumacher recording his best Qualifying position of the season, the first time he’s beaten teammate Rosberg in sixth.


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