September 26, 2009

Axis of Singapore

Odd qualifying session and I'm sure that no matter what happens tomorrow people will inevitably feel someone put it in the wall intentionally!
I mean, Rubens was comfortably ahead of Button so, of course he simulated a crash....right? It has to be the case....

I kid, Rubens just locked up, turned in late, ended up in the dust and understeered into the wall. Brawns aside, we saw much more oversteer than understeer on track.
Speaking of oversteer, Alonso made me smile: so much of the talk in the Piquet affair, repeated all over the internet and brought up at the sentencing cabal, was based on his telemetry that showed how Piquet buried the throttle once he started getting wheelspin, supposedly proof definite of his intentions. Alonso was doing just that all day, on every turn, check put the very start of the clip below, enjoy it.

Tomorrow should be interesting.

Speed missed Ruben's crash, check after the jump if you want to see it and read the qualifying results.

Barrichello had to change his gearbox so he will have a 5 place grid penalty and start 10th
Pos  Driver       Team                       Q1        Q2        Q3
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:46.977 1:46.657 1:47.891
2. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:47.541 1:46.362 1:48.204
3. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:47.390 1:46.197 1:48.348
4. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:47.646 1:46.328 1:48.722
5. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:47.397 1:46.787 1:48.828
6. Alonso Renault (B) 1:47.757 1:46.767 1:49.054
7. Glock Toyota (B) 1:47.770 1:46.707 1:49.180
8. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:47.347 1:46.832 1:49.307
9. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:47.615 1:46.813 1:49.514
10. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:47.542 1:46.842 1:49.778
11. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:47.637 1:47.013
12. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:47.180 1:47.141
13. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:47.293 1:47.177
14. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:47.677 1:47.369
15. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:47.690 1:47.413
16. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:48.231
17. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:48.340
18. Fisichella Ferrari (B) 1:48.350
19. Grosjean Renault (B) 1:48.544
20. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:48.792

All Timing Unofficial


  1. Alonso is truly epic when it comes to car control in an F1 car. Did you by any chance get the correction he made on the last corner during one of his last laps in Q2? Speed showed it and his hands moved so fast to opposite lock to correct you could barely tell the car had time to slide.

  2. Wow those were nice vids. Btw, great music in the first video! Who is that?


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