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Kubica takes first pole position // The BMW driver secures their first Saturday top spot

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This is F1Minute for the 5th April 2008.

Robert Kubica has taken pole position in Bahrain today, just edging out Felipe Massa for Ferrari. The BMW driver takes his, and the team’s, first pole position, whilst Heidfeld sits in 6th on the grid after a difficult start to the weekend.

Sato was out in the first session, after making contact with the inside pit wall, and causing a red flag. Button in the Honda, managed to make it into the third session of qualifying for the first time this season, and although he was the rank outsider, he still managed to finish ahead of Alonso. The Renault driver has been making grumbling noises about this year’s car, saying he is working much harder now just to get a single point, than he was last year picking up podium’s almost every single race.

Finally, Rosberg has recovered from his bad weekend in Malaysia and the Williams driver is in 8th whilst his team mate Nakajima is down in 16th place. It’s unclear what the difference is between the pair, although tyres have been the foible of a lot of drivers so far this weekend.

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