Barrichello on pole for Grand Prix

ZELTWEG, Austria, May 11 (UPI) -- Rubens Barrichello of Brazil dominated qualifying at the A1-Ring on Saturday to take the pole for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.

Barrichello, who earlier in the week re-signed with Ferrari, averaged 141.595 miles per hour and covered the 2.68-mile track in 1 minute, 8.082 seconds for his second pole of the year and fifth during his career.


The Brazilian racer had been qualifying well this year, but his results have been less than impressive. His only points finish in five grand prixs was a second at San Marino. He did not finish his other starts.

Barrichello has placed third at the A1-Ring the past two years.

Ralf Schumacher of Germany qualified a season-best second in a Williams BMW with a time of 1:08.364. He has not started lower than fourth this year.

Michael Schumacher could not match his Ferrari teammate and settled for third after he spun out during the session before changing to his spare car for the final of his four-lap sets.

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