August 27, 2011

F1 Quals: Belgium 2011

I still haven't watched Quals, so here's the provisional grid with a minimum of conversation:

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 2:03.029 2:03.317 1:48.298
2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 2:03.008 2:02.823 1:48.730
3 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 2:02.827 2:03.302 1:49.376
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 2:05.834 2:04.507 1:50.256
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2:05.091 2:03.723 1:50.552
6 NKOTT STR-Ferrari 2:05.419 2:04.561 1:50.773
7 Bruno Senna Renault 2:05.047 2:04.452 1:51.121
8 HWMNBN Ferrari 2:04.450 2:02.768 1:51.251
9 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 2:06.284 2:04.625 1:51.374
10 Red Menace
Renault 2:05.292 2:03.466 1:52.303
11 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 2:04.744 2:04.692
12 Gandalf Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 2:07.194 2:04.757
13 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2:01.813 2:05.150
14 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 2:05.720 2:07.349
15 Adrian F'n Sutil Force India-Mercedes 2:06.000 2:07.777
16 Rabbi Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 2:05.621 2:08.106
17 Heikki Kovalaineninnie Lotus-Renault 2:06.780 2:08.354
18 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2:07.758

19 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 2:08.773

20 Tim O'Glockenspiel Virgin-Cosworth 2:09.566

DNQ Custard d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 2:11.601

DNQ Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 2:11.616

DNQ Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 2:13.077

DNQ Slappy Schumacher Mercedes No time


Q1 107% Time
2:10.339


Guess what?  It rained at Spa; go figure.  As a result, the grid is a little jumbled.  NKOTT in 6th?  Bruno Senna 7th?  Button 13th?  Lap times in the 2-minute range?  It must have dried out substantially for Q3, though.

Slappy had a run-in with a wall early in Q1, which is why he's got a "No time."  He'll surely be allowed to race, though.  Lord only knows if the three other DNQs will be allowed to participate, though considering the weather I suspect they will.  Rabbi Maldonado qual'd 16th, but he's received a five-spot grid penalty for intentionally running into Lewis Hamilton after Q2 ended, after an altercation during the session. 

Oh, look!  Vettel is on pole.  Who'dathunkit? 

Race in the morning.  I have no idea when the F1U! will go up.  It might be Sunday, maybe Monday, maybe a week from next Tuesday.  We'll see.  Keep your eyes peeled, though... I've only missed two writeups in six years of this stuff; one of them was because of a bad thunderstorm, the other because of That Terrible Weekend two years ago.  A flooded bookstore shouldn't stop me.  See you soon.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:55 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 Schumacher had that run-in with a wall because his right rear wheel decided it had better places to be than on his car.

Button was called in during Q2 because I guess they felt his time was good enough.  Turns out it wasn't.

Posted by: flatdarkmars at August 28, 2011 04:05 AM (zxqxC)

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