Alonso on pole at Silverstone

Silverstone, England – Fernando Alonso will start Sunday's British Grand Prix in pole position for Ferrari.

The Spaniard, who currently leads the drivers standings, will be joined on the first grid by Red Bull's Marc Webber.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso (centre) grabbed pole position with Mark Webber (right) taking second spot and Michael Schumacher in third. Credit: AP

It will be Alonso's first start on pole since the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix.

The starting grid for Sunday's Grand Prix:

1st row: Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari), Mark Webber (AUS/Red Bull-Renault)

2nd row: Michael Schumacher (GER/Mercedes-AMG), Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull-Renault)

3rd row: Felipe Massa (BRA/Ferrari), Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Lotus-Renault)

4th row: Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Williams-Renault), Lewis Hamilton (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes)

5th row: Romain Grosjean (FRA/Lotus-Renault), Paul di Resta (GBR/Force India-Mercedes)

6th row: Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes-AMG), Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Toro Rosso-Ferrari)

7th row: Bruno Senna (BRA/Williams-Renault), Nico Hülkenberg (GER/Force India-Mercedes)

8th row: Sergio Perez (MEX/Sauber-Ferrari), Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes)

9th row: Kamui Kobayashi (JPN/Sauber-Ferrari), Vitaly Petrov (RUS/Caterham-Renault)

10th row: Heikki Kovalainen (FIN/Caterham-Renault), Timo Glock (GER/Marussia-Cosworth)

11th row: Pedro de la Rosa (ESP/HRT-Cosworth), Narain Karthikeyan (IND/HRT-Cosworth)

12th row: Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA/Toro Rosso-Ferrari), Charles Pic (FRA/Marussia-Cosworth) – Sapa-AFP