Mark Webber was left lamenting a driving error after a disappointing qualifying ahead of the German Grand Prix.
The Australian qualified in fourth position, nearly half a second behind Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, who secured pole position again. Webber will start from behind the Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.
"I got a little bit wide on the entry to Turn 1 - stuck the front of the car out and I couldn't get back into the line," Webber told the BBC. "My fault, and it wasn't good enough. Lost a position on the final laps, obviously I was third and then lost a position to Felipe [Massa], so that was a shame. Not the best qualifying so I look to the race tomorrow."
Webber, winner of the previous race at Silverstone, said he was not surprised by how close the battle for pole was, with Vettel beating Alonso by just 0.002sec.
"Not really, I knew it was going to be tight with the short lap. It would have been nice to be amongst it, but Seb [Vettel] did a good job for pole so still a good day for the team."