Webber’s pole vault

Quali at the German GP today was definitely the most exciting one of the year so far. Loads of changes at the front, and some scary moments provided by the rain.

Mark Webber got his first every F1 pole, which he’ll no doubt be ‘bloody chuffed about mate.’

The Brawns of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button respectively split the Red Bulls, with Sebastian Vettel managing to escape the one-off helmet jinx, ending the day in fourth.

Force India’s Adrian Sutil did an excellent job also with his one race only helmet livery, achieving FI’s first entry into Q3. He finished seventh on the grip.

Toyota’s Timo Glock didn’t fare so well, his home race helmet forcing him out in Q1.

Nelson Piquet did marvelously well, beating his two-time world champion teammate Fernando Alonso and posting the second quickest time in session two.

He rounds out the day in 10th for tomorrow’s race.

Lewis Hamilton’s upgrades served him well, and perhaps more so than on-track improvements, it gave him fistfuls of confidence. He finished fifth, and if it rains tomorrow, he’s well placed for a great result.

I also Tweeted Brawn GP and asked what the deal was with the new striped wing mirrors. The reply was ‘they feature the Graham-London brand, a Brawn GP sponsor, who has produced limited edition Brawn GP Watches’. So there you go, 21stC technology is alive and well.

So, to tomorrow’s race. You can’t beat rain for spicing things up a bit, as it equalises the grid a lot more. So who do you think’s going to win?

It would be great for Webber to take his maiden victory after waiting so long, but I just don’t get the feeling he’s going to do it. Not sure why though.

So I’ll put my money on Rubens, but would really like it to be Lewis.

For full results, go to BBC Sport.

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