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Nic Ladds 11th Jul 2009 - 17:12

Historical Pole Position for stormy Webber

In a rainy and cold German qualification session, an anxious Mark Webber was made to hold his breath and wait to see if his time of 1:32.230 would be good enough for a P1 spot with BrawnGP's Barrichello, Button, and Webber's Red Bull team nemesis Vettel yet to cross the line for the final time in the Q3 top-10 shootout.

Although close, Saturday's Formula One qualification at the Nurburgring was the moment for Mark Webber's name to go down in history in front of a German crowd sporting Sebastian Vettel flags.

If you're a fan of Formula One - a Brawn fan even, you can't help feeling pleased that the Red Bull number two driver who started out on the F1 circuit as a ‘Minardi man' back in 2002 has finally gained his place in the limelight.

Although the Aussie has been a competitive driver this season, it's been Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel who has stolen the headlines throughout, with fast times placing the German between the dominant BrawnGP cars.

The top five on the grid for Sunday's German Grand Prix will be;

P1: Mark Webber | 1:32.230
P2: Rubens Barrichello | 1:32.357
P3: Jenson Button | 1:32.473
P4: Sebastian Vettel | 1:32.480
P5: Lewis Hamilton | 1:32.616

There's no doubt the Australian Red Bull driver will be chasing his first Formula One win and he's placed himself in the best position to do so.

"I've been quick all weekend, but we got really tested today. All the teams and drivers did in that second session - it was very chaotic.
"But I'm now in a fantastic position to get my first win. Obviously the Brawns have had a strong season and will push us, but we're up for the fight - I certainly am - and I'm up for trying to win my first race."

Defending Champion Lewis Hamilton finally found something to be reasonably happy about as the McLaren star will be starting fifth on the grid at the Nurburgring for the German Grand Prix.

He's 10/1 in the betting for a Sunday win, with teammate Heikki Kovalainen - available to back at in the outright betting at 66/1 - only one spot further back in sixth.

Other highlights from the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring included Spaniard Fernando Alonso spinning off the wet asphalt in a mad second session, teammate Nelson Piquet out-qualifying him for the first time, Force India managing to get into the third qualification for the first time in the team's history, and ‘edge-of-your-seat' stuff as Jenson Button qualified through to the top-ten-shootout with literally seconds to spare before starting his flying lap.

If you fancy Fernando Alonso to be the first man spinning off the track in the Sunday race, then why not get involved in our Bet One Get One Free where placing a single bet of £20 or more on the Race Winner market in the German Grand Prix will get you a £5 free bet on the 1st Retirement market for that race.

This week, William Hill bookmakers are offering even more markets than usual covering all the betting angles for Sunday's F1 Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

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