He’s done it at last
Finally, after several hundred GPs dogged by anything that can go wrong, including tram interfence, crotch-burning gases, burned wiring looms and head-on collisions with Nissan X-Trails, Mark Webber finally put his name in the record books with pole position at the Nurburgring for the German Grand Prix. Having already started on the front row 4 times in 2nd (not this year, though, strangely enough), he finally went one better by edging the Brawns of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button, with team mate Sebastian Vettel down in 4th bemoaning an error timing his runs against the session clock. After topping a 2006 format quali session for the first time in Q1, it nearly went horribly wrong for the Australian in Q2, after he stayed out on slicks on a track that was quickly becoming undriveably damp. But he managed to make it back and did a brilliant lap on inters about 1.5 seconds faster than his team mate. This took him to 4th overall, and with the track drying out for Q3, he went out and stuck it on pole in the dying seconds, with the Brawns unable to respond
With the fuel loads going his way with Brawn light and Vettel on the same load, Mark is in an ideal position and will be hoping for a nice dull, boring procession. However, with more changeable conditions forecast, that probably won’t happen – it looks like being more Donington 1993 than Silverstone 2009. It looks like being a nerve-wracking race for us Webber fans and a classic for everyone else.