Fernando Alonso has taken pole position in Spain, followed by his team mate, the much improved Giancarlo Fisichella. Row two is all Ferrari, with Michael Schumacher pipping his team mate Felipe Massa to third. Rubens Barrichello put his Honda on 5th, but Jenson Button could only muster 8th after a poor session. Places 6 and 7 belong to Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli respectively, with 9th going to Kimi Raikkonen, 10th to Nick Heidfeld, 11th to Mark Webber and 12th to Montoya.
It seems that the McLarens are going backwards, along with many people who tend to do well in qualifying, like Button. But is clear that while Schumacher has pace in his Ferrari, he is going to have his work cut out again to beat the Renaults.