Giancarlo Fisichella took an historic first pole position for Force India in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.
The 36-year-old Italian veteran took his fourth career pole in an extraordinary session, though the car had looked quick through the weekend.
Fisichella - linked to replace Luca Badoer at Ferrari for Monza – a time of 1m46.308s that could not be matched by Jarno Trulli's (pictured) Toyota or Nick Heidfeld's third-placed BMW.
Barrichello was the top 'front-runner' in fourth position. The Brazilian is well-placed to make up ground on the championship leader and team-mate Jenson Button, who qualified 14th.
Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) also suffered, qualifying 12th.
Ferrari stand-in Luca Badoer crashed at Les Combes and will start last.
Qualifying1 Fisichella (Force India-Mercedes) 1:46.3082 Trulli (Toyota) 1:46.3953 Heidfeld (BMW-Sauber) 1:46.5004 Barrichello (Brawn-Mercedes) 1:46.5135 Kubica (BMW-Sauber) 1:46.5866 Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1:46.6337 Glock (Toyota) 1:46.6778 Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) 1:46.7619 Webber (Red Bull-Renault) 1:46.78810 Rosberg (Williams-Toyota) 1:47.36211 Sutil (Force India-Mercedes) 1:45.11912 Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:45.12213 Alonso (Renault) 1:45.13614 Button (Brawn-Mercedes) 1:45.25115 Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:45.76116 Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:45.70517 Alguersuari (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:45.95118 Nakajima (Williams-Toyota) 1:46.03219 Grosjean (Renault) 1:46.30720 Badoer (Ferrari) 1:46.359
All timing unofficial