Fernando Alonso achieved Ferrari's 350th front row start on Sunday. No other team has reached this goal - the closest are McLaren (244) and Williams (203).
A Ferrari hasn't started on the front row of the grid since Felipe Massa in the opening race of the season in Bahrain. A Ferrari hasn't been on pole since the 2008 Brazilian GP, 28 races ago.
Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole from Alonso by two thousandths of second.
In Formula 1 history, the same laptime in qualifying for pole has occurred 14 times, but since the electronic timing system was introduced it has only happened once - at the European Grand Prix, where Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher and Heinz-Harald Frentzen all recorded the same time.
A gap of two thousandths of a second was last recorded in the 2006 Italian Grand Prix, between Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher.
• Sebastian Vettel claimed his third consecutive pole, only his team-mate Mark Webber, who was on pole for Spain, Monaco and Turkey, can match that record. This was Vettel's 11th pole.
• It was Red Bull's 10th pole of the season, and its 15th ever - equalling Benetton at seventh on the all-time list.
• Germany was the 170th pole for a Renault engine. Ferrari leads the chart at 204.
• Hockenheim was the fourth straight race that Vettel has out-qualified Webber, Alonso out-qualified Massa and Nico Rosberg out-qualified Schumacher
• For the first time in six races Jenson Button qualified in front of Lewis Hamilton.
• Michael Schumacher started his home grand prix outside the top 10 for the first time in his career.
• Even if Adrian Sutil had not changed his gearbox, which meant he was put down to 19th after qualifying 14th, it would have still been his worst qualifying of the season. His previous worst was 13th at Valencia.
• Vitantonio Liuzzi's crash in qualifying meant he was 22nd on the grid, equalling his worst career performance from the 2006 French Grand Prix.
• Force India qualified 19th and 21st - its worst qualifying in its 45-race history.
• Jaime Alguersuari out-qualified his team-mate Sebastien Buemi for the first in six races.
• Bruno Senna obtained his best grid spot in 20th. It was also HRT's best, and the first time it has not been the last team on the grid.
• Timo Glock was demoted to 23rd after a change of gearbox, giving him his worst ever qualifying position.
• For the first time the two Virgins were on the back row of the grid.
• Fernando Alonso claimed his 23rd victory, reaching Nelson Piquet's record at ninth on the all-time wins list. This was his 100th points finish and gave Ferrari its 20th win at the German Grand Prix.
• Felipe Massa equalled Jack Brabham's 31 podium places, at 26th on the all-time list.
• Red Bull didn't lead a single lap in Germany - the first time since the Chinese GP that this has happened.
• Renault had both drivers finish in the points for the second time this year - the other time was in China.
• Adrian Sutil's longest point-scoring streak (six races) come to an end as he finished 17th.
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