Michael Schumacher is probably drowning his sorrows beating up on kids with his kart after watching Lewis put Mercedes on pole in just his third race with the team.
Webber is certainly wondering why things always seem to happen to him. This time, despite what you may read elsewhere, it was actually a banal human error (...or was it? conspiracy theorists go at it!). He will start at the back but tonight Red Bull mechanics will be
Speaking of tires, you have to wonder if Pirelli is finally realizing there's a problem. Granted, the Italian company was given a brief to produce tires that, in a sense, fail by design but this is getting silly.
The option tires and expected to last between 4 and 10 laps and resulted in all the teams staying in the garages to then just do one flying lap on them in qualifying, I'm not sure that's the kind of "show" anyone had in mind. On the other hand, Lewis, Fernando and Kimi at the front should make for an very interesting first couple of corners tomorrow.
Of note, Ricciardo's performance taking the Toro Rosso to P7 and keep your eye in the future on Bianchi who almost managed to get a Marussia into Q2 which would have been almost like getting on pole!
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m34.484s 2. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m34.761s + 0.277 3. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m34.788s + 0.304 4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m34.861s + 0.377 5. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m34.933s + 0.449 6. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m35.364s + 0.880 7. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m35.998s + 1.514 8. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2m05.673s + 31.189 9. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault no time 10. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari no time Q2 cut-off time: 1m36.261s Gap ** 11. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m36.287s + 1.209s 12. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m36.314s + 1.236s 13. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m36.405s + 1.327s 14. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m36.679s + 1.601s DSQ 15. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m37.139s + 2.061s 16. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m37.199s + 2.121s Q1 cut-off time: 1m37.508s Gap * 17. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m37.769s + 1.976 18. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m37.990s + 2.197 19. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m38.780s + 2.987 20. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m39.537s + 3.744 21. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m39.614s + 3.821 22. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m39.660s + 3.867 107% time: 1m42.489s
* Gap to quickest in Q1
** Gap to quickest in Q2