MONTE CARLO: Mark Webber produced an astonishing flying lap in the closing seconds of Saturday's qualifying session to maintain Red Bull's supremacy in speed this season and take pole position for Sunday's Formula One Monaco Grand Prix.

The 33-year-old Australian, who took pole last weekend on his way to winning the Spanish Grand Prix and a strong contender to lift the drivers' world title this year, clocked the only sub one minutes and 14 seconds lap so far this weekend.

He recorded a best time of 1:13.826, a virtuous effort that extended the Red Bull team's run of poles this year to six out of six races. It brought Webber his fourth career pole after he had out-paced Pole Robert Kubica in a Renault by three-tenths of a second.

The results: Top 10: 1. Mark Webber (Red Bull) 1:13.826; 2. Robert Kubica (Renault) 1:14.120; 3. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 1:14.227; 4. Felipe Massa (Ferrari) 1:14.283; 5. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:14.432; 6. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 1:14.544; 7. Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) 1:14.590; 8. Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:14.637; 9. Rubens Barrichello (Williams-Cosworth) 1:14.901; 10. Vitantonio Liuzzi (Force India-Mercedes) 1:15.170; 23. Karun Chandhok (Hispania-Cosworth) 1:19.559 . — Agencies

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