29 Aug 2010

Webber on pole for Red Bull in Belgium

6:10 am on 29 August 2010

Formula One championship leader Mark Webber has taken pole position for Red Bull at the Belgian Grand Prix - an amazing 12th pole in 13 races for the team.

The Australian, favoured by a late flurry of rain that prevented rivals from matching his time in final qualifying, ended a run of four successive poles for German team mate Sebastian Vettel.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton joined Webber on the front row, with Renault's Robert Kubica third and Vettel fourth. The hopes of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso were scuppered by the rain and he will start 10th.

Webber leads Hamilton by four points in the standings with seven races remaining, including Monday's.