Mark Webber admitted he was very much on the limit of he could have achieved after securing his second pole in a row in the German Grand Prix.
The Australian, who had also started from pole position in the British Grand Prix two weeks ago, secured his third top spot of the year as he continued to show improved form.
The Red Bull driver said his final lap in Q3 could not have been any better.
"My performance has been getting a little bit better in last few races and also this track seems to be not too bad for me in the past," said Webber.
"I must say this session went pretty well with the exception of first option run in Q2. That wasn't very smooth, but the other two laps good, and the boys did some great job with the car again.
"There have been some late nights in the build-up to this weekend, so we have recovered well and we got it all figured out at the end there. I was thinking on the in-lap if someone gets me they deserve it because I couldn't have got much more out of it.
"That was my complete limit, it was a pretty good lap. It's very satisfying to see that no one grabs you at the end there as it was an anxious wait those last 30 seconds."
Webber, who beat McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton by 0.055 seconds to achieve pole, is optimistic about his car's pace for the race.
"We should be good," he said. "Yesterday worked out okay for us. We always know that Sunday night gives you a better indication, we saw with McLaren they can be a bit up and down. Let's see who has the smoothest race tomorrow and a few decisions to make from the cockpit if the mountains are a bit wet."
He added: "It was a good qualifying today and you want to lead one lap tomorrow, which is the last lap. I will be in there pushing really hard."
Webber is yet to win a race this season.