Mark Webber won the battle of the Red Bulls in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka this afternoon. The Australian beat teammate and World Champion Sebastian Vettel for the first time this year, albeit aided by a KERS failure on the sister car.
The pole was Webber’s first since last season’s Korean Grand Prix in what will be his final visit to Japan prior to a switch to sports cars in 2014.
The Milton Keynes squad held a solid advantage over its rivals, but behind them it was a close jostle between Mercedes, Lotus and Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton ended the day in P3, holding off Romain Grosjean and Felipe Massa.