Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position in front of his home fans after clocking the fast time in qualifying for tonight's German grand prix at Hockenheim.
It completes a hat-trick of pole positions for the Red Bull team driver, and gives him his sixth of the season.
Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari is in second spot.
Australian Mark Webber was left to rue a costly error on his final lap and will have to start the race in fourth position behind his teammate and the two Ferraris.
McLaren drivers Britons Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton will start fifth and sixth respectively but are concerned that, despite their upgraded cars, they are not as fast as the Red Bulls.