October 09, 2010

F1 Quals: Japan 2010, Take Two

The skies above Suzuka are reported to be sunny and clear, and the Quals for the 2010 Grand Prix of Japan went off without a hitch!  Here's the provisional grid:

Pos Driver Team Q1Q2Q3
1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:32.035 1:31.184 1:30.785
2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:32.476 1:31.241 1:30.853
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.809 1:31.523 1:31.169
4 Robert Kubica Renault 1:32.808 1:32.042 1:31.231
5 HWMNBN Ferrari 1:32.555 1:31.819 1:31.352
6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.636 1:31.763 1:31.378
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1:32.238 1:31.886 1:31.494
8 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:32.361 1:31.874 1:31.535
9 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:32.211 1:31.926 1:31.559
10 Slappy Schumacher Mercedes GP 1:32.513 1:32.073 1:31.846
11 Grizzly Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:33.011 1:32.187
12 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:32.721 1:32.321
13 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:32.849 1:32.422
14 Gandalf Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:32.783 1:32.427
15 Adrian F'n Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:33.186 1:32.659
16 NKOTT STR-Ferrari 1:33.471 1:33.071
17 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:33.216 1:33.154
18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:33.568

19 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:35.346

20 Heikki Kovalaineninnie Lotus-Cosworth 1:35.464

21 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:36.265

22 Timo Glockenspiel Virgin-Cosworth 1:36.332

23 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:37.270

24 DJ DNF
HRT-Cosworth 1:37.365


Pretty dominant performance for Seb Vettel, what with being fastest in every session.  This would be Red Bull's first front-row lockout since Hungary.  Lewis Hamilton would have been in great shape to run with the Bulls, but his five-spot grid penalty for a gearbox change will drop him back to 8th.  It'll be interesting to find out what happened to Massa, particularly when his teammate is so much farther up the grid.

Any interesting details will have to wait until I actually see the session, of course, which won't be shown on SPEED for another 90 minutes.  Of course, F1 Update! will be all over the race.  If anything particularly blogworthy occurs, we'll pop in with a live update.  Gonna be a late night here at Pond Central...

Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:33 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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I actually stayed up for the race -- long enough to see the beginning and the end.  *sigh*  Looking forward to your F1 Update!

 

 

Posted by: Mallory at October 10, 2010 06:58 AM (WJ2qy)

2 Sadly Lewis has to take a penalty for gearbox swap.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 10, 2010 10:15 AM (9KseV)

3 Lewis Hamilton would have been in great shape to run with the Bulls, but his five-spot grid penalty for a gearbox change will drop him back to 8th.

You mean that penalty, Pete?

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 10, 2010 11:31 AM (olKvp)

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