Webber claims Monaco pole for Red Bull

Express May 15, 2010

KARACHI: Red Bull’s Mark Webber is pumped up to repeat his win in Spain at the Monaco Grand Prix with his third pole position this season.

Red Bull continued to dominate all of the six qualifying sessions as Webber clocked in with the fastest time of one minute and 13.826 seconds. It brought Webber his fourth career pole and his second consecutive pole this year after he had out-paced nearest rival Robert Kubica in a Renault by three-tenths of a second. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was third fastest ahead of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton of McLaren and Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes.

Michael Schumacher was seventh in the second Mercedes ahead of current series leader Briton Jenson Button in the second McLaren. Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso crashed in the final practice. And unfortunately, it also saw him crashing to the back of the grid for the GP, despite dominating the two previous practice sessions. The double world champion ripped the right front wheel off the car and smashed into barriers on the approach to Casino square.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 16th, 2010.