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Sebastian Vettel claims another pole, heads Red Bull 1-2 in Chinese GP qualifying.

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April 17, 2010 10:08 AM

Best Qualifying laps - Time behind teammate
(closest to furthest)

McLaren-Mercedes : Jenson Button 0,051s behind Lewis Hamilton
STR-Ferrari : Sebastien Buemi 0,102s behind Jaime Alguersuari
HRT-Cosworth : Karun Chandhok 0,109s behind Bruno Senna
Lotus-Cosworth : Heikki Kovalainen 0,121s behind Jarno Trulli
RBR-Renault : Mark Webber 0,248s behind Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari : Felipe Massa 0,267s behind Fernando Alonso
Virgin-Cosworth : Lucas Di Grassi 0,505s behind Timo Glock
BMW Sauber-Ferrari : Pedro de la Rosa 0,598s behind Kamui Kobayashi
Mercedes GP : Michael Schumacher 0,723s behind Nico Rosberg
Williams-Cosworth : Nico Hulkenberg 0,899s behind Rubens Barrichello
Renault : Vitaly Petrov 0,947s behind Robert Kubica
Force India-Mercedes : Vitantonio Liuzzi 1,496s behind Adrian Sutil


Not a Schumi fan, but I must admit that I wasn't expecting Rosberg to out-qualify him... wait & see, wait & see...

rich c - Unregistered

April 17, 2010 6:47 PM

Button beats hamilton again then, dont get me wrong i am plesantly surprised and overall id say Hamilton is quicker and more entertaining. Its just nice all the Button bashers from the off season have been proven wrong. I think Button is much better than people give him credit for. Id say hes the Damon Hill to Hamiltons Mansell. Still should be a great pairing for Mclaren.

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April 17, 2010 8:50 PM

my stats are based on the drivers' best time over Q1, Q2 & Q3

Hamilton's best time was in Q2 : 1:34.928
Button's best, in Q3 : 1:34.979

This being daid, this is the first GP this season where everyone in inside the (not official) 107%, both in Q1 & overall best time.

Q1
best time : Lewis Hamilton - 95,641s x 107% = 102,336s
"worst" : Karun Chandhok - 100,578s

overall best times:
best time over all Qs: Vettel - 94,558s x 107% = 101,177s
"worst" time overall: Chandhok - 100,578s

This also is so far, the GP where the most "best time" were accomplished in Q3, rather than Q2. (except for Hamilton & Sutil)
I wonder what kind of strategy produced this???

racy - Unregistered

April 17, 2010 9:41 PM

Everyone seems to forget that FA is right there, second row. The front row better hope he is not holding back. And they had better get distance quick or he will dog them. Why do you all ignore one of the best drivers ever? He may be getting ready to eat lunch at 2 am central.

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