12 May 2012 Last updated at 17:27

Spanish GP: Fernando Alonso surprised to qualify third

Fernando Alonso feels a combination of factors made it easier for him to finish third in qualifying for Sunday's Spainish GP , including Mark Webber and Jenson Button failing to make it into Q3 and Sebastian Vettel's lack of new tyres.

The Ferrari driver says he now needs to capitalise on his starting position at the Circuit de Catalunya and outscore as many of his championship rivals as possible.