May 21, 2011

The Happiest Number 4

Ever seen someone be so happy to finish fourth in qualifying?

Fernando Alonso managed to stun Martin Brundle who had just declared on the BBC's broadcast that the best Ferrari could hope for was fifth, behind the Mclaren boys and of course the two Red Bulls. Alonso was so stoked that he ran up to pole sitter Mark Webber and hugged him enthusiastically producing one of the more amusing moments in recent GP memory, that look of "WTF???" on Webber's face was just priceless.

Races in Barcellona have been won by P1 for the last ten years, I guess we'll see how the tires DRS lotto will play out. I'm banking on a desperate move by Lewis "I got a chin strap beard now" Hamilton into turn 1 followed by a major crash... well one can always hope.

In any case, Hamilton will start with a flat-spotted front left and Vettel might or might not have KERS issues, there is some hope for a non boring Spanish GP!

Pos  Driver                Team                 Time            Gap   
1. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m20.981s
2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m21.181s + 0.200
3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m21.961s + 0.980
4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m21.964s + 0.983
5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m21.996s + 1.015
6. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m22.471s + 1.490
7. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m22.599s + 1.618
8. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m22.888s + 1.907
9. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1m22.952s + 1.971
10. Michael Schumacher Mercedes
Q3 cut-off time: 1m23.026s Gap **
11. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m23.231s + 1.691
12. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m23.367s + 1.827
13. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m23.694s + 2.154
14. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m23.702s + 2.162
15. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1m25.403s + 3.863
16. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercede 1m26.126s + 4.586
17. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercede 1m26.571s + 5.031
Q3 cut-off time: 1m25.874s Gap *
18. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1m26.521s + 3.561
19. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m26.910s + 3.950
20. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m27.315s + 4.355
21. Tonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1m27.809s + 4.849
22. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m27.908s + 4.948
23. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m28.556s + 5.596
24. Nick Heidfeld Renault No time

107% time: 1m28.767s
* Gap to quickest in Q1
** Gap to quickest in Q2

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  1. Mark Webber's finishing positions this season:

    Australia - 5th
    Malaysia - 4th
    China - 3rd
    Turkey - 2nd

    I think it was pretty clear since last weekend that he would win this race, he did pole + win last year too.

    Oh, an Lewis' beard is fucking terrible.

  2. not as nasty as his suit.... what happened to Mclaren class?

  3. Beard what beard? I see a douche strap.


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