Mark Webber said he was pleased to at least keep Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel on his toes in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying at Interlagos.
Webber could not prevent Vettel wrapping up a record 15th pole position of the 2011 season, but was within 0.181sec of his teammate.
"Today's qualifying went very well," said Webber after completing Red Bull's seventh front row sweep of the season. "The whole weekend has been pretty strong. It's nice to keep the heat on Seb."
Vettel's result meant he beat Nigel Mansell's record tally of 14 poles in a single year.
"Unfortunately, I could not look after Nigel and get pole," Webber joked. "To be honest, we both got the most out of the car and I'm looking forward to the race tomorrow."
Rain is forecast for the race, and though Webber said he would prefer the dry, he was relaxed about whatever the weather held.
"The car is more consistent and more controllable in a way when it is a dry track," said Webber. "This is one of the trickier venues when it is wet, but that is a challenge of a grand prix driver – to perform in all conditions."