Third in a row pole position for Mark Webber

Third in a row pole position for Mark Webber

Red Bull driver Mark Webber will start Pole-position in The Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday 30.05 2010. He made 1:26.295 as Lewis Hamilton prevented a one-two line up of the Red Bull’s with 1:26.433, and will start 2nd , right next to Webber. The second row is reserved for their team mates, Sebastian Vettel 3rd with 1:26.760, and Jenson Button 4th with 1:26.781. It’s going to be an amazing sight at the starting line, Red Bull drivers beside McLaren drivers.
Michael Schumacher, who in the flying lap didn’t manage to confront Turn Eight, will start as 5th with 1:26.857. He was very close hitting the wall and possibly damaging the chassis of the car for tomorrow’s race, but the brakes and the tarmac extension out of the track did their work. Right behind him, starting 6th, is team mate Nico Rosberg with 1:26.952.

Mark Webber Pole position

Renault driver Robert Kubica is 7th (1:27.039), Felipe Massa 8th (1:27.082) and Vitaly Petrov 9th (1:27.430). The greatest disappointment on Saturdays qualification session is Ferrari’s driver Fernando Alonso who didn’t manage to make it through the second session and place himself among the Top 10 for the final 3rd round. The best he did was 1:27.612 enough for 12th place. Even though his flying lap in the 2nd session gave positive results for the first 2 sections of the track, the third section and turn twelve weren’t on his side. The fastest among the fallers was Force India-Mercedes’s driver Adrian Sutil who will start 11th (1:27.525).

This is Mark’s third consecutive pole position. Will this mean that he will dominate tomorrow’s race? – It is yet to be confirmed. McLaren is closing the time gap as they said and are very serious on winning the grand prix. The gap which was almost a second during the previous races is now about 0.200 sec. Sebastian Vettel is today’s living proof that a small mistake on the track can be very expensive. During the 3rd qualifying session he managed to make better timing than the leading Hamilton. He was faster from the Englishman in the first 2 sections with a gap almost half a second, but a mistake in the first corner in his flying lap initially spoiled his efforts for the pole position. Schumacher’s sliding off the track in turn eight affected Jenson Button’s flying lap as he was forced to enter the pits due to yellow flag rules.

An exiting race is before us on Sunday in Turkey. This counter-clockwise track is considered as on of the most interesting races on the calendar and very exiting for most of the driver’s. The challenge that the infamous Turn Eight offers adds more tension among the drivers and flawless driving is crucial for winning the race. Concentration must be at maximum level at all times. The teams are carefully observing the tire set reaction on the tarmac. The front right tire is probably the busiest one during driving. The breaks shouldn’t make any serious problems as there are long straights to cool them off. Weather forecast seems to be on everybody’s side as there is no rain prediction for tomorrow in Istanbul Park.

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