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MARK WEBBER took his third pole in a row in Istanbul yesterday ahead of today’s Turkish Grand Prix. This is now Red Bull’s seventh straight pole this year.

The Australian’s Q3 time was a 1:26.295, lapping the course at an average speed of 138.502 mph. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton lines up alongside him, while Sebastian Vettel in the second Red Bull took third on the grid.

The remainder of the top 10 are, in grid order: Button (McLaren), Schumacher and Rosberg (Mercedes lockout the third row), Kubica (Renault), Massa (Ferrari), Petrov (Renault) and Kobayashi (Sauber).

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso had another bad Saturday as he didn’t make it into Q3. He got out of shape before the last few corners and didn’t really have enough fuel to put in another full speed lap. He starts twelfth, not what Ferrari wanted in their 800th Grand Prix.

And well done to young Bruno Senna of HRT for qualifying 22nd, ahead of his team-mate Chandhok and di Grassi’s Virgin. This is the first time an HRT has finished qualifying in front of a car from another team in the dry on merit.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

–          Confucius

Who will win? I reckon it will he Lewis Hamilton. If he can get a good start and use his F-duct to full advantage on the straights he can easily pass Webber and pull away. Hopefully with Button right behind him. 🙂

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