Mark Webber says that minor tweaks made to his Red Bull RB9 during qualifying assisted him on his way to pole position.
Webber eclipsed team-mate Sebastian Vettel by a tenth of a second to claim his best grid slot at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
“This weekend so far has gone pretty smoothly for us,” he said.
“It’s not the easiest venue, because of the changing temperatures. We run in the afternoon and then at night, so you have to be on top of the changing conditions as a driver and also from an engineering perspective.”
“It wasn’t the most electric start to Q1 or Q2, but we made changes to the car as the session went on and I got more comfortable.”
“I knew I had to work on certain sections of the track which Sebastian had already been doing a good job on, so I had to try and match him as well as continuing to keep the areas where I was doing a good job too, so overall I’m happy with the pole.”
“We’re really looking forward to the race tomorrow.”
Webber has never won in Abu Dhabi, with his best result being third place at the inaugural race in 2009.