Istanbul, May 29(ANI): Red Bull Formula One racing driver Mark Webber on Saturday claimed his third straight pole position of the season, when he clocked the fastest time in qualifying for Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix.
Webber lapped the Istanbul Park circuit in one minute 26.295 seconds to secure his place at the front of the grid ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.
In making it three pole positions in a row, Webber became the first Australian to achieve the feat since Sir Jack Brabham in 1960 and the first driver in F1 since Ferrari’s Felipe Massa three years ago, The BBC reports.
The 33-year-old Australian has now claimed four poles this season, while the Red Bull team has taken all seven.
Webber’s team-mate Sebastian Vettel was third fastest, with reigning world champion Jenson Button fourth in the second McLaren.
Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher in his Mercedes finished fifth, ahead of Nico Rosberg in the other Mercedes, Renault’s Robert Kubica and Massa. (ANI)