Red Bull Racing continued its dominance of the rating, because it blocks the front row for the third time in five races.
When it comes to the confrontation to a return on Saturday, the brand now based in Milton Keynes a league of its own, surpassing Mark Webber Sebastian Vettel on this occasion.
Webber third pole of his career was timed in one minute 19.995 seconds, one of Australia’s brutal action, since, despite the fact that Vettel was present with him, was nearly a second ahead of Lewis Hamilton third for McLaren .
The story is now on the side of Webber in the last nine winners of this race on the Circuit de Catalunya, and 12 of the last 13, have started from pole.
In front of its fans, Ferrari Fernando Alonso will start fourth, the division of the McLaren duo and the defending champion and current championship leader Jenson Button was fifth.
Alonso, however, Mercedes Nico Rosberg caused an anxious moment as he cut the German in the pit lane.
The 28-year-old from Oviedo shot out of his garage for its opening run in Q3, which led to slow and fast dry Rosberg an immediate reply on the team radio that he snapped: “Alonso should receive a penalty for that. ”
Behind Button, and for the first time this season, a much happier Michael Schumacher finally succeeded in qualifying mate Rosberg.
The seven-times champion, now a fine of £ 7,200 for two separate incidents of speeding in the pit lane during practice, compared starting with the sixth eighth Rosberg, Robert Kubica Renault duo separation.
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was ninth, with Kamui Kobayashi Sauber is breaking into the top 10 for the second time this season, and merit as the previous occasion was in chaos by the rain hit in Malaysia.
Rosberg, apparently trying to find the right set-up with his car, had just scraped in Q3, ahead of Adrian Sutil in a split second, leaving the Force India driver to start the 11.
Pedro de la Rosa matched his best qualifying performance in the 12th for Sauber, with the Spanish ahead of Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg and Vitaly Petrov for Renault.
However, in a fast car, rebuilt after a crash in final practice before today, Petrov will drop five places due to the grid of 19 that required a change gearbox.
The Toro Rosso of Sebastien Buemi and qualified Alguersuari 15 and 16 and the second Force India of Vitantonio Liuzzi 17, but all of them will move up a place courtesy of the morning Petrov.
For the first time this season, Rubens Barrichello did not make it out of Q1, a big surprise as it had targeted a place in the top 10, reached twice this season.
Brazilian Below 37 years of age were much improved Lotus duo of Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, followed by the Virgin Racing pair of Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi.
In the rear, and at home, came from Murcia-Racing Hispania base with Karun Chandhok comfortably ahead of his teammate Bruno Senna.
However, due to a technical infringement, Glock and di Grassi will start in the back of the grid – probably even the pit lane if they so decide – after committing five penalties out.