Red Bull Racing has had a fantastic run in qualifying this year, with the team claiming pole position in every one of the six races so far. This time, it was Mark Webber who managed to set the fastest time of the session, and put the Bull on top. Webber set his personal fastest time during the third session of qualifying, and pipped Robert Kubica to the top of the grid. Until that point, it looked like it was going to be a Renault on pole, after Kubica went a second faster than anyone else on track. But on his final lap, Webber set a time of 1m 13.826 secs, the only driver to break into the 1m 13 second barrier.
Taking third spot behind Kubica was Webber's Red Bull Racing team-mate, Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari's Felipe Massa was fourth fastest, after having set the fastest time in the first sector of qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton was fifth, ahead of Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher. Jenson Button qualified in eighth, with Rubens Barrichello in ninth and Vitantonio Liuzzi taking a tenth place for Force India.
Karun Chandhok qualified in 23rd place, one spot behind team-mate Bruno Senna, something he won't be happy with. Behind him though, is Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who wasn't able to go out on track during qualifying, following his crash in final free practice. This is a disappointment for Alonso who set the pace in the first two practice sessions at Monaco.