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F1: Webber's hat-trick

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Mark Webber's pole at the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix was his fourth of the season. More importantly though, this pole was Red Bull Racing's seventh pole of seven races this season.

Webber's team-mate Sebastian Vettel was the slower of the two Red Bulls though, only managing third spot on grid. This was also partly due to the fact that he locked his front wheels on the run up to the first corner, which scuppered his chances of putting in a strong lap. Coming in second was Lewis Hamilton in the first of the McLarens, while Jenson Button took fourth. McLaren dominated the first and second practice sessions at Turkey.

Michael Schumacher managed to outqualify team-mate Nico Rosberg, with the Mercedes pair taking fifth and sixth spot on the grid. Schumacher had a bit of an off-track escapade, spinning off on Turn 8 and beaching his Mercedes in the gravel trap, as a result of which he couldn't attempt to improve his time further.

Meanwhile, Renault continued their strong performance post the Monaco Grand Prix, with Robert Kubica finishing seventh and Vitaly Petrov finishing ninth, in his first appearance in Q3.

Felipe Massa finished eighth. His team-mate, double-world champion Fernando Alonso was a surprise departure in Q2 - Alonso will start the race 12th.

Kamui Kobayashi in the Sauber-Ferrari made up the top 10.


Pos  Driver         Team                 
 1.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault     
 2.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes    
 3.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault      
 4.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes    
 5.  Schumacher     Mercedes              
 6.  Rosberg        Mercedes           
 7.  Kubica         Renault              
 8.  Massa          Ferrari              
 9.  Petrov         Renault               
10.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari      
11.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes 
12.  Alonso         Ferrari              
13.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari        
14.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari    
15.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth   
16.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari    
17.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth    
18.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes 
19.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth        
20.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth        
21.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth       
22.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth         
23.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth    
24.  Chandhok       HRT-Cosworth