October 26, 2013

F1 Quals: India 2013

This is ridiculous.  It's like the other drivers aren't even trying any more.  Here's the provisional grid for the 2013 Grand Prix of India:

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 Hannibal Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:25.943 1:24.568 1:24.119
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:25.833 1:25.304 1:24.871
3 Shiv Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.802 1:25.259 1:24.941
4 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:25.665 1:25.097 1:25.047
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:25.793 1:25.389 1:25.201
6 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:25.819 1:25.191 1:25.248
7 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:25.883 1:25.339 1:25.334
8 HWMNBN Ferrari 1:25.934 1:24.885 1:25.826
9 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.107 1:25.365 1:26.153
10 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.574 1:25.458 1:26.487
11 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:25.673 1:25.519
12 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:25.908 1:25.711
13 Adrian F'n Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:26.164 1:25.740
14 Jules Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:26.155 1:25.798
15 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:26.178 1:26.134
16 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:26.057 1:26.336
17 Lettuce Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:26.577

18 No Joke Here Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:26.842

19 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:26.970

20 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:27.105

21 Charles ToothPic Caterham-Renault 1:27.487

22 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:28.138


.752 of a second per lap.  Really?  Why even bother?  Here's the F1U! for Sunday's race: "Vettel wins by 20 seconds.  What a shock."  The only hope we have is that HWMNBN is on the medium tire and Vettel on the soft.  The mediums are wearing well, the softs are going about six laps before they die... maybe HWMNBN will be able to parlay this into something other than a 7th place finish.  I'm not hopeful, but maybe.

I'm rooting for HWMNBN.  Shoot me now.

Race in the morning.  See you afterwards!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 07:07 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Maybe it'll rain.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 26, 2013 10:11 AM (+rSRq)

2 88 and sunny is the forecast.  Of course, this is from the FIA's forecasters, so who knows?

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 26, 2013 01:47 PM (GE6XS)

3 Maybe his tires will explode! They're Pirellis, after all...

Posted by: Avatar at October 26, 2013 02:01 PM (GJQTS)

4 Nonetheless Chilton is 2s inside 107%. Next "big" gap is actually HWMNBN, and it's 0.5s. The field is closer than it often was.

Posted by: Author at October 26, 2013 10:06 PM (RqRa5)

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