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.
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|
|6||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:34.472||1:32.569||1:31.929||14|
|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|| ||9|
|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|
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107% Rule Time
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