Red Bull’s Mark Webber has clinched his second consecutive pole position, this time at the Nurburgring for the 2011 German GP. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton surprised everyone and managed to secure himself a front row start with his second place. He was just 0.055 seconds slower than Webber’s pole time.

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel only managed third in his Renault-powered Red Bull which interestingly makes this his worst qualifying result through out the 2011 season. Winner of the previous race Fernando Alonso settled with fourth place in his scarlet Ferrari, just ahead of Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa. Nico Rosberg out-qualified his more experienced team mate yet again with his sixth place for the Mercedes GP Petronas outfit.

Jenson Button in the other McLaren only managed seventh ahead of Force India’s Adrian Sutil and Lotus Renault’s Vitaly Petrov. Michael Schumacher will start tomorrow’s race from tenth on the grid.

Team Lotus’ Heikki Kovalainen has to make do with 19th, behind Sauber’s Japanese ace Kamui Kobayashi. Team mate Karun Chandhok who takes over the wheel from Jarno Trulli for this race secured 21st, ahead of the Virgin of Jerome d’Ambrosio and the two HRT drivers. It would be an interesting race tomorrow as Alonso is expected to shake up the front row.

You can view the full qualifying results here.