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Webber takes pole in Turkey

Mark Webber underlines his current form with top spot in qualfying at Istanbul Park.
Mark Webber completed a hat-trick of pole positions by stealing top spot in final qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix from the combined threat of Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.

The Australian, who claimed P1 in both Spain and Monaco - as well as in Malaysia earlier in the year - knocked Hamilton off provisional pole with his first flying lap, and then improved further with his second, after the chequered flag had waved, to put the spot out of anyone's reach. Vettel's initial run had been good enough for second until Hamilton improved to claim a front row start, and the German then made a minor mistake on his final flier, consigning him to third, ahead of the other McLaren of Jenson Button, who abandoned his final lap after an incident ahead of him.

Michael Schumacher will start Sunday's seventh round from the inside of row three, but ended his session in the turn eight gravel after pressing too hard to move up the grid. The German veteran will have Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg alongside him after edging the younger man by a tenth, while Robert Kubica and Felipe Massa share row four, ahead of rookies Vitaly Petrov and Kamui Kobayashi, the Sauber man hampered by a lack of soft tyres.

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emanual - Unregistered

May 29, 2010 1:28 PM

Well done Mark, bad luck Seb, and please don't wheel out any excuses...just cop it on the chin, even though it was again clear at post interview you could again not bring yourself to congratulate Mark...sad really

the lawman - Unregistered

May 29, 2010 1:30 PM

Mark Webbers' confidence levels must be peaking at the moment. And I have to admit, Lewis Hamilton drove the wheels of that car to slot second position, it was good following him around the track on his final lap. I noticed it took Vettel a good while to get his composure in the post race interviews. He sure wears a sour face when he loses. It was good to see Webber remain humble in his win for pole, just a thumbs up to the crowd...no finger and jumping around like a ninny. I personally think Hamilton will give Mark a run for his money tomorrow.



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