Speaking to Red Bulletin, Red Bull’s motorsport director and former F1 driver Helmut Marko: “Sebastian’s driving was virtually flawless. But he is a phenomenon: it is always like that. “After the summer break, his performance...
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Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix today in dominating fashion, from flag-to-flag, in his Red Bull-Renault, leading a Red Bull 1-2 with his team-mate Sebastian Vettel finishing second.
Front row starter Robert Kubica, after getting beaten to the first corner by Vettel, finished in third place in his Renault – the engine manufacturer sweeping the podium for the first time since the Luxembourg GP in 1997.
The race ended under the Safety Car, when Jarno Trulli and Karun Chandhok collided with three laps to go – the race being interrupted by four Safety Car periods in total.
Following straight on from his victory in Barcelona, Mark Webber (1:13.826) took a superb pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix, the only driver to dip below 1m14s. Team mate Sebastian Vettel (1:14.227) pulled out a lap right at the end to go third quickest, the Red Bull pair split by the impressive Robert Kubica (1:14.120) in the Renault.
As ever the Monte Carlo qualifying session was hard fought and spectacular, with just over a second covering the top 10 on the grid.
Red Bull’s Mark Webber took his first victory of the 2010 campaign after a dominant drive from pole position in Barcelona on Sunday. The Australian was uncatchable from the off and cruised to the finish when his main challenger Lewis Hamilton was ruled out two laps from the end after a left-front puncture, handing second place to local hero Fernando Alonso.
Webber’s victory marks the first of 2010 to come from pole position and was never truly in doubt from the very start of the race. He was able to fend off fellow front-row starter and team-mate Sebastian Vettel, slowly building a lead to the German over the course of the first stint. When Vettel was the first of the front-runners to pit on lap 16 from second place, Webber had built a four-second advantage and it was about to grow further.
Mark Webber will start tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix from pole position after winning an intense duel with team-mate Sebastian Vettel in qualifying this afternoon. As expected, both Red Bulls were significantly quicker than the rest of the field leaving Webber and Vettel to fight it out for pole, with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton claiming a distant third place.
During the first two parts of the hour-long knockout qualifying session, Webber had beaten Vettel to the front, and ominously held a comfortable margin over their competitors, but their true advantage only became apparent when the fuel was drained out and Q3 got underway.
Red Bull sent an emphatic message to their F1 rivals when they locked out the front row of the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel (1:34.558) hooking up a fine final lap to pip team mate Mark Webber (1:24.806) to top spot.
With the F1 paddock speculating since the start of the season that the team had a ride height control system on its car to explain its 100% pole position record, the FIA have recently issued a rule clarification banning such devices. As Vettel crossed the line Red Bull team principal Christian Horner shouted on the team radio, “Who needs ride height control!”
Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix, at Sepang, leading a Red Bull 1-2 finish – his team mate Mark Webber finishing secon, 4.8 seconds back. Nico Rosberg gave the Mercedes team its first podium finish with his third place – 13.5 seconds behind the leader.
After starting from third place, Vettel jumped Rosberg at the start and took the inside line on his team mate into the first corner and never looked back – only giving up the lead when pitting for tyres. The two Red Bulls pulled away from the field and were separated by around a second until Vettel pitted for tyres on lap 23, followed by Webber the next lap – having a slower stop due to an airgun problem on his right front wheel. Vettel then got clear of his team mate and cruised to his first win of the year, and the sixth victory of his career – it the first win in which he did not start on the front row.
Strategic thinking worthy of the Keystone Kops has ensured that we will have a fascinating grid for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Mark Webber’s Red Bull will start on pole after making an inspired choice of intermediate tyres in Q3, ending up 1.3 seconds ahead of Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes and Sebastian Vettel. But a mass loss of intelligence has ensured that three world champions will start in the last eight.
Sebastian Vettel will be on pole for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix after he dominated qualifying at Albert Park.
On a cold day in Melbourne with the threat of rain hanging over the circuit, all the cars came out early to set a banker lap in each of the three sessions. Vettel’s second pole of the year came after he set the fastest time in all three, pipping Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber by a tenth to the dismay of the local crowds.
Fernando Alonso took third in the Ferrari, ahead of Jenson Button’s McLaren and the fellow Ferrari of Felipe Massa. Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher will start in 6th and 7th for Mercedes while Rubens Barrichello, Robert Kubica and Adrian Sutil round off the top ten.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel resumed the 2010 where he left off in 2009 by scoring an impressive pole position for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix this afternoon in Sakhir. The German went almost one and a half tenths quicker than his nearest rival in the decisive Q3 part of qualifying, but was the first front-runner to set his benchmark, a 1m54.101s, at the end of Q3, forcing a nervous wait to see if could hold onto the position.
In the end, Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso were unable to keep pace with the youngster with Massa taking a front row slot on his return from injury. He set a time of 1m54.242s to go three tenths quicker than Alonso’s 1m54.608s, but crucially lost out to Vettel in the fight for pole. Fourth place went to McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who set a time of 1m55.217s to go over a second slower than Vettel. However the Briton was considerably quicker than team-mate Button who managed just eighth place on a 1m55.672s after a disappointing qualifying for him.