April 3, 2010

Good one Champs, Chumps!

Three World Champions and two teams, Ferrari and Mclaren, who have won the vast majority of Formula 1 races and they still have not figured out that when the weather is variable you go out and put one in the bank? Ferrari especially who, before the season started, was making fun of the new "inexperienced" teams, must be eating a good dose of crow bucatini tonight.

It could have been , pun intended, Bernie's wet dream with the Force India's on the front row and even the Red Bulls midpack, but by the end of Q3 Webber put the hammer down and got a dominating pole in horrible conditions.

In the Senior GP division, Barrichello qualified ahead of the The Rainmeister Schumacher, something I'm sure will make his week end.

Tomorrow, should be a cakewalk for the Red Bulls as long as they stay in one piece and survive the inevitable massive crash in turn 1!

Pos  Driver         Team                   Q1        Q2        Q3
1. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:51.886 1:48.210 1:49.327
2. Rosberg Mercedes 1:52.560 1:47.417 1:50.673
3. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:47.632 1:46.828 1:50.789
4. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:49.479 1:47.085 1:50.914
5. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:49.664 1:47.346 1:51.001
6. Kubica Renault 1:46.283 1:46.951 1:51.051
7. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:50.301 1:48.371 1:51.511
8. Schumacher Mercedes 1:52.239 1:48.400 1:51.717
9. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:48.467 1:47.792 1:51.767
10. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:49.922 1:48.238 1:52.254
11. Petrov Renault 1:47.952 1:48.760
12. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:47.153 1:48.771
13. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:48.945 1:49.207
14. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:48.655 1:49.464
15. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:52.875 1:52.270
16. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:52.398 1:52.520
17. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:52.211
18. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:52.884
19. Alonso Ferrari 1:53.044
20. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:53.050
21. Massa Ferrari 1:53.283
22. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:56.299
23. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:57.269
24. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:59.977

( Sky, Autosport)
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1 comment:

  1. AC>>Tomorrow, should be a cakewalk for the Red Bulls as long as they stay in one piece

    ...which is why I was literally praying for the rain to get harder once Sutil and Hulk were up front. Redbull would still have won the race, but we would have been guaranteed some passes *for the lead*. Right now, if Webber gets a decent start, and the weather isn't a changing insane mess throwing a wrench in things, we will likely be treated to some nice racing from Ferrari and McLaren (barring early disaster) as they come through the field, but the front end will likely be a bore.

    Age is a killer - even in racing. Why do we expect a 41yr old to lose *nothing* as a race driver from his prime after 3 years inactivity - but fully accept a 41yr old athlete in other sports to be ready for the announcers booth. Allegedly race drivers are 'athletes' as well right?


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