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Badoer brings up rear in Q1

Ferrari's Luca Badoer continued to struggle in qualifying for the European Grand Prix at Valencia in Spain and unsurprisingly finished at the bottom of the times - almost three seconds off the pace.

Jaime Alguersuari also failed to make it through to Q2 in his Toro Rosso and will line up in 19th place.

Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella, Williams' Kazuki Nakajima and Jarno Trulli were the other three to be knocked out and will start in 16th, 17th and 18th respectively.

Nakajima however was unfortunate not to make it through as he had to park his Williams due to a technical failure.

Meanwhile Jenson Button set the pace in the first qualifying session, on a 1 minute 38.531 seconds, followed by Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica, Heikki Kovalainen and Kimi Raikkonen.

Sebastien Buemi, Mark Webber, Rubens Barrichello, Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg rounded out the top ten, while Adrian Sutil was eleventh and Fernando Alonso twelfth.

Timo Glock was on the cusp - and just made it through by securing P15, behind Romain Grosjean in 13th and Sebastian Vettel in 14th.

More to follow after Q2...






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Boris Karloff - Unregistered

August 22, 2009 4:50 PM

Give the guy a break - he's an Italian and he's getting to race for Ferrari for the first time - that's what this is all about - Ferrari for once seem to be doing something decent by rewarding a loyal employee with a shot at racing for them, surely a dream for most drivers let alone Italian ones - he's hardly going to get this chance any other way! They are treating this weekend like an extended test session - even Mark Webber said Badoer was doing as well as could be expected.



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