Sebastian Vettel secured his ninth pole position of the season in Belgium. Since team-mate Mark Webber had been in the lead during practice, he was doubly pleased to have been quicker at the crucial moment.
"I'm delighted," Vettel told Autoblog UK. "It was a tough session today. It was just like a lucky bag, and anything could have happened. I didn't feel entirely comfortable in the car during practice, so it was all the more important in qualifying to fight back and find my mojo, after changing my driving style a little bit and rediscovering the line."