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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Also if team tactics coupled with good reliability can work for Webber I think he can bag a win in Germany.

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Webbers got the pole, and by the look of the fuel load he should be able to win his first race unless…. ermm bad luck intervienes

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I think the win (weather permitting) is mainly down to who makes the best start: I can see a banzai charge from Barrichello at the start making him a real threat – he’s also got a great history at this track. Webber is looking in A1-form but can he sustain his pace throughout a whole race to win? This is his best chance so far but I still have a niggling doubt because Vettel always seems to have better race pace – I see Vettel being the main contender along with Barrichello.

I think Button for 2nd/3rd but no higher and Hamilton as a real wild card could threaten the podium. It will be interesting to see if Mclaren’s KERS can get both their cars up a couple of spots at the start – that will spice things up a bit!Can’t wait for the race (and a little rain!!!).

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The difference between Hamilton and Kovalainen’s time in Q3 was huge , but that’s because Hamilton’s car is running with the aero updates while Kovalainen’s car isin’t. Overall i’m hoping for a Ferrari 1-2 with Sutil 3rd. Which won’t happen , but i can dream :D

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oh what’s the point? Button has already won F1 champion title of ’09 and i’m glad he won it, he deserves it.

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if those fuel loads are right adrian sutil has a good chance of points! go force india

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with those fuel loads you can wonder why bourdais in 19th on the grid
i think glock has had a bad day last on the grid at his home gp and only enough fuel to go as far as the top 6 driver
this is how i think it will finish
1.webber
2.button
3.vettel
4.barrichello
5.hamilton
6.sutil
7.Kovalainen
8. raikkonen
9.alonso
10.fissichella
11.massa
12.rosberg
13.heidfeld
14.kubica
15.buemi
16.trulli
17.glock
18.piquet
19.nakajima
20.bourdais (who i think will be replaced for the hugry race)
it’s only a guess

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I would just love Webber to win, he really deserves it.

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dont think button will win. hamilton might get a podium. vettel might come second. bourdais will crash. Suttil is going to get some valuable. heiki will crash into a fezza (this is just a wild guess) webber will win

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deffo webber deserves a win . He hasnt won in ages

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@ comment 37

He hasn’t won ever until now. Well done Webber! And people seem to forget about Ferrari. Massa did pretty well too.

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I guess so.. :)

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Absolutely supreme victory by Webber(despite a drive-through penalty)!Still not quite convinced that Button can quite be caught by(either of)the Red Bulls but then again,Red Bull have TWO drivers who are a threat to Button thus increasing their points potential, whereas Brawn have Barrichello slowly sliding backwards – and his verbal outburst after the race won’t help the situation – and his defence of Button’s lead is going to be half-hearted at best.Can’t wait for the Hungarian GP – I hope Red Bull can sustain their dominance.

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He’s won it!!

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Nice to see Webber winning, seems he has taken a driving course from a certain Mr Schumacher though!

Rubens needs to stop whinging, he made a rod for his own back following Schuie for years

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what a drive for mark webber!!!! but why is every 1 countin away buttons points so soon in the championship the next 3 curcuits will come in for the branw cars and they’ll have upgrades don’t count them out just yet

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GOOD JOB!

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Great drive by Webber, awesome drive by Massa and Rosberg too, bad luck for Sutil. I hope Sutil can get into a better drive when his contract is up, hes got real talent

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