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Webber takes first ever F1 pole position - Mark sticks his Red Bull on pole as the weather causes chaos

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Webber takes first ever F1 pole position
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It’s the 11th July 2009 and this is F1Minute.

Mark Webber put his Red Bull on pole position today after a frantic qualifying session where the weather played a key part. It started out dry but the rain soon began to fall, and we lost Glock in the first session as he couldn’t improve on a slow laptime.

The second session was similar, and saw teams and drivers frantically switching from soft tyres to intermediates. By the time we got to the last ten, it was drying out, but we had Piquet and Sutil into the third session to mix things up.

In the end, it was Red Bull and Brawn GP as usual, with Webber on pole, Barrichello ahead of Button and then Vettel. However, the Brawn’s are much lighter, so Webber is in a good position. Sutil is the heaviest of the top ten and starts seventh, so keep an eye on him tomorrow as well.

After the session ended, the stewards fined Red Bull for unsafe release of Vettel in the pit lane, and Glock was given a three place drop for impeding Alonso. That puts him from 19th to the back.

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