Webber Takes Pole at Belgian GP
Mark Webber has put himself in perfect position to secure his third win in four races after the Red Bull driver took pole position in Saturday’s qualifying at the F1 Belgian GP.
Webber, who won in Hungary on August 1 and the British GP last month to take the lead in the drivers championship, edged Lewis Hamilton for pole by finishing the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in one minute and 45.788 seconds. Hamilton secured second spot with a time of 1:45.863, just ahead of Robert Kubica’s 1:46.100. Webber’s Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday’s race in fourth place, followed by McLaren’s Jenson Button.
Webber currently leads the drivers championship with 161 points, but is only four points clear of McLaren’s Hamilton. Vettel is in third place with 151 points followed by Button with 147 points and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso with 141 points.
Including the Belgian GP, only seven races are left in the season, making Sunday’s race very crucial for the contenders, who are now realistically reduced to the top five, as Felipe Massa, the no.6 guy, has only 97 points.