Following leader Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) pitted for tyres from the Spanish GP, Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) took the lead in an thrilling race.Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) out-dragged equally Red Bulls off the grid to consider the lead in Sunday's race at the Catalunya circuit.
As pole guy Mark Webber defended his lead from Red Bull-Renault team mate Sebastian Vettel, Alonso arrived by means of in the 2nd row to snatch the lead from Vettel in to the initial corner, with Webber and Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) shut behind.Sebastian Vettel Win 1st Potition in Spanish GP
Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) dropped to tenth place and had to battle to have previous a very extensive Sébastien Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) to lie ninth with the finish of the first lap as Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari) pitted having a left rear puncture.
On lap three, Hamilton set a fast lap of 1'30.011 in fourth spot, 0.8 sec behind Webber.
The top ten drivers all started off around the softer option compound which includes Schumacher (Mercedes) who was expected to pick the tougher option. Schumacher started out from tenth location soon after failing to set a time throughout Q3 due to a technical issue.
It was Webber's 1st start from pole this period, and also the very first time in six consecutive races that Vettel had not taken pole.
Nick Heidfeld began in the back again with the grid following a fire on board his Renault for the duration of apply.
Button swiftly made up the distance among himself and eighth-placed Felipe Massa (Ferrari) who consequently was proper behind Nico Rosberg (Mercedes).