April 17, 2010

F1 Quals: China 2010!

This is starting to become boring.  Let's take a look at the grid for tomorrow's Grand Prix of China:

Pos Driver Team Q1Q2Q3
1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:36.317 1:35.280 1:34.558
2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:35.978 1:35.100 1:34.806
3 HWMNBN Ferrari 1:35.987 1:35.235 1:34.913
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1:35.952 1:35.134 1:34.923
5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.122 1:35.443 1:34.979
6 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.641 1:34.928 1:35.034
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:36.076 1:35.290 1:35.180
8 Robert Kubica Renault 1:36.348 1:35.550 1:35.364
9 Slappy Schumacher Mercedes GP 1:36.484 1:35.715 1:35.646
10 Adrian F'n Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:36.671 1:35.665 1:35.963
11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:36.664 1:35.748
12 NKOTT STR-Ferrari 1:36.618 1:36.047
13 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:36.793 1:36.149
14 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:37.031 1:36.311
15 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.044 1:36.422
16 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:37.049 1:36.647
17 Pete Rose
BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.050 1:37.020
18 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:37.161

19 Timo Glockenspiel Virgin-Cosworth 1:39.278

20 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.399

21 Heikki Kovalaineninnie Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.520

22 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:39.783

23 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:40.469

24 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:40.578


For the fourth out of four times, Red Bull's Seb Vettel is on pole.  If his car had managed to hang together in the first two races, I think there's a very good chance he'd be running away with the season.  Fortunately for us fans the RB6 might be a delicate little flower.

Not as delicate as Seb Buemi's Toro Rosso, perhaps, but still fragile.  No great suprises on the grid today; in fact, there wasn't much in the way of drama in any of the qualy rounds... no remarkable last-gasp heroics, no desperate clawing to get into the next round, no heavy-hitters leaving the pits with a tire blanket still attached.

Actually, I'd like to see that last one.  Bet mechanical grip would be affected a bit.

I digress.  The race is at 130am Pond time, set your VCR and we'll see you here for the F1 UPDATE!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 04:37 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 And Sutil made Q3 again, by damn! Force India is doing amazingly well this season. I guess that's because HRT came in to replace them as the routine bottom dwellers, so they don't have to do that job anymore.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 17, 2010 07:29 PM (+rSRq)

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