F1 » Belgian Grand Prix, Spa - Qualifying times

Mark Webber takes twelfth pole in 13 races for Red Bull Racing as weather makes Belgian GP qualifying a lottery.

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Alan D - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 2:49 PM

If Webber has another good day tomorrow and Vettel doesn't, it will be interesting to see at what point RBR decide to put everything behind MW and ask SV to play a supporting role, and also interesting to see how SV would react to that.

Alan D - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 2:53 PM

Rob, I'd forgotten that Massa would be ahead of Alonso. Interesting, especially with their WMC hearing coming up. Do they balls it out or do they try to do it discretely this time?

However, I think it will be a mute point. I reckon sudden weather changes at Spa are likely to a joker and it wouldn't surprise me if we ended up with a winner who just happened to have pitted at the right time to benefit from a sudden shower, SC, etc. I hope not. I'd love to see a race won by great driving scraps, but I think luck will play a big part tomorrow.


August 28, 2010 4:02 PM
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I watched Hamiltons fast lap and it was superb. What is it about the Red Bull that makes it carry a hitherto lowly rated driver to fastest lap some 7 hundredths quicker?? I like Webber a lot but this difference has little to do with driver ability. Perhaps it is time that the FIA was enabled to strip any car on the grid down to its last nut and bolt. Anyone still say that the Renault engine is a dog compared to the Mercedes?

Alan D - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 4:13 PM

Jack le Lad: "can you have a 25 second difference in F1?"

Those cars at the bottom of the grid set their times in Q1 (all 24 cars on track) and I think the fastest time in poor conditions was 2:02 using inters, i.e. some 17 seconds slower than the best times set by the cars that made it through to Q3 and set their times on soft slicks.

I don't recall if Di Grassi actually got in a full speed lap or not. I think he might have done a slow lap which gave him a time and then spun off on his next lap, so the time difference between the front and rear of the grid isn't representative of the pace difference.

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