October 12, 2013

F1 Quals: Japan 2013

It's just after 9pm Pond Central, and I've only just now made it home from a busy day at work.  Yes, on a Saturday.  This is Homecoming Weekend, y'see, and more importantly, it's the first Homecoming after Duck U's name change which I don't think I've mentioned on here before.  Anyway, originally Duck U wasn't a U at all, but a "C", as in "College."  However, this past July 1st, we officially became Duck U, to massive acclaim from everybody but the alumni, who resoundingly said "meh" to the change... but they still showed up in droves today.  Throw in dinner with Ph.Duck, and voila, 9pm-ish.

All of which is my long-winded way of saying that I haven't watched Quals, and probably won't, not with the race only three hours away.  But here's the grid anyway:

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:32.271 1:31.513 1:30.915
2 Hannibal Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:32.397 1:31.290 1:31.089
3 Shiv Hamilton Mercedes 1:32.340 1:31.636 1:31.253
4 Lettuce Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:31.824 1:31.565 1:31.365
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:31.994 1:31.668 1:31.378
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:32.244 1:31.764 1:31.397
7 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:32.465 1:31.848 1:31.644
8 HWMNBN Ferrari 1:32.371 1:31.828 1:31.665
9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:32.377 1:31.662 1:31.684
10 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.606 1:31.838 1:31.827
11 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.718 1:31.989
12 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:32.286 1:31.992
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:32.613 1:32.013
14 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:32.673 1:32.063
15 Joke Isn't Funny Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:32.875 1:32.093
16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:32.804 1:32.485
17 Adrian F'n Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:32.890

18 Jules Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:33.357

19 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:34.320

20 Charles ToothPic Caterham-Renault 1:34.556

21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:34.879

22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:34.958


My heavens, it's someone OTHER than Vettel, Rosberg or Hamilton on pole... stop the presses!  Of course, the soon-to-be-four-time-world-champion, or STBFTWC, which I suspect means something really rude in Klingon, had a KERS failure in Q3, so there is that.  On the other hand, you know that Mark Webber isn't going to be particularly helpful to his so-called "teammate".  If he can avoid a Mark Webber Lousy Start® , we should be in for an interesting race indeed.

As an aside... if the STBFTWC wins and HWMNBN finishes eighth or lower, the STBFTWC will actually be the FTWC.  Go Webber!

Right, I'm going to go rest my weary bones.  F1U! tomorrow... see ya then.

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