Webber on pole for Red Bull in Belgium

Updated: Aug 28, 2010, 21:16 PM IST

Spa-Francorchamps: Formula One championship leader Mark Webber took pole position for Red Bull at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.

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.

It was still Red Bull’s 12th pole in 13 races.

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 Sunday’s.

Bureau Report