After struggling all through the practice sessions on Friday and Saturday Jenson Button managed to pull off the steal of the year to put his Brawn-Mercedes on pole for the Spanish Grand Prix. He sounded ecstatic on the radio as he crossed the line at the end of qualifying.
Barrichello had consistently been setting better times than Button so he did not expect to beat Barrichello in qualifying.
At the qualifying clock stopped it was Vettel P1, Barrichello P2 and Webber in third. Button put in a mighty effort and we saw Massa push Webber down to fourth then Button thundered over the line to finish in P1.
It has historically been very difficult to pass at Barcelona and 14 of the last 18 races have been won from the front row with another being won by Michael Schumacher from third. So it is looking very good for a win or at least a podium for Button in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Vettel has continued with his impressive qualifying record having qualified his Red Bull in the top three for every race in 2009.