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Webber takes pole position in wet Malaysia qualifying // McLaren and Ferrari exit qualifying early, leaving Webber to take pole

Published by Christine Blachford

Webber takes pole position in wet Malaysia qualifying

Hello and welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 3rd April 2010.

Mark Webber took pole position in Malaysia today after a very different qualifying. The first session saw many big names drop out, as they waited it out in the garage expecting some light rain to go away. Instead it got worse, leaving Hamilton and two Ferraris out in the cold, and Button stuck in the gravel. The second session was calmer, and so onto Q3. It started out very wet, and was red flagged before a single lap time had been set. After a twenty minute pause, the final seven minutes were completed, with Webber opting to risk intermediate tyres whilst everyone else was still on full wets. The decision helped him get pole position and stay there, when no one else could improve their times.

Elsewhere, Autosport reports that the start time of the Australian GP might be moved forward a little as some light tests that were conducted last weekend, showed that the conditions were not bright enough. By the end of the Grand Prix, it should really have been a night race.

That’s all for now, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.