Qualifying: Webber halts Vettel's pole streak

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ABOVE: The same top three as last year in Silverstone, a different order

 

In Qualifying for the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Webber had it all. He had the speed from practice and used the rest to clinch pole position from his teammate Sebastian Vettel by just less than half a second.

 

d11gbr898.jpg Ferrari had a pretty good day too. Alonso put in a good time to lockout the third position on the grid. Massa, his teammate went fourth fastest.

 

Rookie drivers made a good impression in the session as well. Paul di Resta and Pastor Maldonado both made into Q3 and qualified high into the order. Di Resta qualified sixth behind Button, and Maldonado was seventh.

 

A big story was Hamilton. The McLaren driver made it into Q3 but set the slowest time in the session. It was a mediocre preformance for the McLarens.

 

The Toro Rosso cars did horrible. Both drivers were knocked out in Q1. But then you realize,"If all the novice team drivers got knocked out in Q1, there would be ony one spot for a midfielder." But Kovalainen put the Lotus through to Q2. That meant that there was two open spots for the Toro Rossos.

 

The big question getting back to the frontrunners is, Can Webber hold onto the lead? Mark hasn't been the best of starters this year. He had lost his pole in Spain earlier this year. He dropped back seven positions at the start in Malaysia. Will that happen tomorrow? Or can he maintain the lead?

 

Place 
No Driver Team Q1 Time 
Q2 Time 
Q3 Time 
Laps
1 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:32.670 1:31.673 1:30.399 19
2 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:32.977 1:32.379 1:30.431 19
3 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:32.986 1:31.727 1:30.516 20
4 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:32.760 1:31.640 1:31.124 16
5 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.230 1:32.273 1:31.898 21
6 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:34.472 1:32.569 1:31.929 14
7 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:32.702 1:32.588 1:31.933 16
8 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:34.324 1:32.399 1:32.128 16
9 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:34.186 1:32.295 1:32.209 18
10 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:33.581 1:32.505 1:32.376 20
11 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:34.454 1:32.617
14
12 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:34.145 1:32.624
14
13 7 Michael Schumacher 
Mercedes 1:34.160 1:32.656
15
14 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:34.428 1:32.734
14
15 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:33.532 1:33.119
12
16 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:35.132 1:33.805
15
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:34.923 1:34.821
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18 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:35.245

7
19 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:35.749

7
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:36.203

7
21 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:36.456

4
22 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:37.154

6
23 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:37.484

7
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:38.059

6


107% Rule Time

 

1:39.156



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