Fernando Alonso made it back-to-back poles after clinching top spot on the grid for tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Ferrari went into the Italian Grand Prix a fortnight ago without a pole for 29 races, but have suddenly come alive in qualifying with Alonso outgunning Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, who will start second, by 0.067 seconds.
The second row of the grid at the Marina Bay street circuit will be an all-British, all-McLaren affair, with Lewis Hamilton edging out team-mate Jenson Button for third place.
Crucially for those four drivers they are all ahead of championship leader Mark Webber in his Red Bull as the top five in the title fight are the top five on the grid for the race.
FIA Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore
Leading Positions after Qualifying:
1 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1min 45.390secs,
2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1:45.457,
3 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) McLaren 1:45.571,
4 Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren 1:45.944,
5 Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull 1:45.977,
6 Rubens Barrichello (Bra) Williams 1:46.236,
7 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes GP 1:46.443,
8 Robert Kubica (Pol) Renault 1:46.593,
9 Michael Schumacher (Ger) Mercedes GP 1:46.702,
10 Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) BMW Sauber 1:47.884,
11 Jaime Alguersuari (Spa) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:47.666,
12 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Williams 1:47.674,
13 Vitaly Petrov (Rus) Renault 1:48.165,
14 Sebastien Buemi (Swi) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.502,
15 Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1:48.557,
16 Adrian Sutil (Ger) Force India 1:48.899,
17 Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita) Force India 1:48.961,
18 Timo Glock (Ger) Virgin Racing 1:50.721,
19 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Lotus F1 1:50.915,
20 Lucas di Grassi (Bra) Virgin Racing 1:51.107,
21 Jarno Trulli (Ita) Lotus F1 1:51.641,
22 Christian Klien (Aut) HRT-F1 1:52.946,
23 Bruno Senna (Bra) HRT-F1 1:54.174,
24 Felipe Massa (Bra) Ferrari No Time
Note: Nico Hulkenberg qualified 12th but will start from 17th, due to a five place grid penalty because of an unscheduled change of his gearbox.