April 26, 2008

F1 Quals: SPAIN '08!

This is just a nightmare.  PLEASE, someone, tell me that the quals results were just a cruel, sick practical joke?

Bad enough that Ferrari is on pole.  Bad enough that they're also 3rd on the grid.  But in the name of St. Fangio the Quick, does HWMNBN have to be the one in between them???  It's like someone's been reading this website and chose the result that'd make me feel the worst... not only because of the drivers at the top of the grid, but the two at the back: SuperAguri's Ant Davidson and Takuma Sato.  The way the team acted after they were relegated, I'm not even sure they'll start the race on Sunday.

The results:

Pos
Driver Team Q1Q2Q3 Laps
1
Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:20.701 1:20.784 1:21.813 17
2
HWMNBN Renault 1:21.347 1:20.804 1:21.904 18
3
Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.528 1:20.584 1:22.058 16
4
Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:21.423 1:20.597 1:22.065 13
5
Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.366 1:20.825 1:22.096 14
6
Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.430 1:20.817 1:22.231 15
7
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:21.494 1:20.984 1:22.429 19
8
Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:21.158 1:20.907 1:22.529 19
9
Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:21.466 1:20.815 1:22.542 20
10
Nelson Piquet, Jr
Renault 1:21.409 1:20.894 1:22.699 18
11
Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:21.548 1:21.049
12
12
Kaz Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:21.690 1:21.117
15
13
Jenson Button Honda 1:21.757 1:21.211
12
14
Timo Glock Toyota 1:21.427 1:21.230
16
15
Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:21.472 1:21.349
15
16
SeaBass STR-Ferrari 1:21.540 1:21.724
15
17
David Coulthard's Chin
Red Bull-Renault 1:21.810

6
18
Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 1:22.108

10
19
Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 1:22.516

11
20
Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1:23.224

8
21
Ant Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 1:23.318

9
22
Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:23.496

9

Kubica's proved that BMW is a legit force to be reckoned with.  McLaren has got to be panicking a little bit, since at no time this weekend have they been even close to hanging with Ferrari. 

In truth, HWMNBN probably has about five laps worth of fuel onboard, because there's no way the Renault is really that fast; look where his teammate ended up. 

The biggest disappointment of the day, though, has got to be Farce India.  On Friday, they were looking quite fast, and to only be .1 second ahead of the SuperAguri has got to be something of a blow to their morale.  No, I didn't expect them to be in Q3 or anything, but it wasn't going to surprise me to see them in Q2.

Finally, the Hondas will be running the handlebars in the race, but not the wavy rear wing.  On, off, on, off... make up your frickin' mind, will ya?!?

So, looks like an interesting race tomorrow, though Ferrari's the odds-on favorite for a runaway, that's for sure.  See ya with the F1 UPDATE!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 01:31 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Definitely interesting to see Kubica qualifying that high.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 26, 2008 01:45 PM (+rSRq)

2 I only got to see the first round of qualifying.  Boy did things change.   Glad to see Kubica up there!

Posted by: Mallory at April 26, 2008 04:13 PM (WJ2qy)

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