Red Bull claimed yet another 1-2 on the starting grid as their drivers battled each other at the British Grand Prix qualifying, while former Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton finished at a dismal 10th.
The pendulum of the race swung as frequently as the mood of the rain gods but at the end it was the Australian who edged his teammate by 4 hundredths of a second.
Sebastian Vettel, who leads the Championship points table by a whopping 77 points will start behind his Red Bull teammate.
Former champion Fernando Alonso continued his good showing from the practice sessions as he finished 3rd on the grid.
Felipe Massa would see his 4th position on the grid as a ray of hope to revamp his so-far dismal season.
Jenson Button, who staged a dramatic surge to win at the Canadian Grand Prix will start in 5th position, 4 places behind Mark Webber. Both Webber and Button are tied in second spot on 109 points in the Championship table.
Paul di Resta grabbed will look to capitalise on his sixth position after a dismal European Grand Prix.
Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi will start the race in 8th spot in his Sauber. He finished just 17 thousands of a second behind 7th place Maldonado.
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg managed to perform better than his teammate Michael Schumacher once again as he claimed the 9th spot.
Lewis Hamilton has been in the news in the events leading up to the race, but his position at the starting grid of the British Grand Prix is nothing to boast about. The Brit will start in 10th spot.
Adrian Sutil missed out on an opportunity to feature in the top 10,; managing 11th position in his Force India.
Sauber's Sergio Perez finished just 7 thousands of a second behind Sutil; he will start in 12th spot.
Legendary Michael Schumacher's comeback has not been a great one. The veteran would need a heroic display to improve from his 13th position.
Rubens Barichello will be disappointed with his 15th position, even more watching his Williams teammate Maldonado starting at the 7th spot.
Team Lotus' Heikki Kovalainen could not improve much on his qualifying time which was evident in the result; he will start in the 17th spot.
Toro Rosso's Jaime Alguersuari managed to scrape past his teammate but he would have nothing to boast about as he starts from 18th spot.
Debutant Daniel Ricciardo will have to start his journey from scratch as he finished last in qualifying.
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||227|
|6||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|7||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||84|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull|| Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|