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Alguersuari misses cut in Valencia Q1

There was no home advantage for Jaime Alguersuari in first qualifying for the European GP, as he drops out in Q1 for the third race running.

Jaime Alguersuari paid the price for missing all of Friday afternoon's free practice session by falling at the first hurdle in qualifying for the European Grand Prix.

While missing the cut will be of particular disappointment for the Spaniard on home soil, the fact that it was also the third time in three races that he has failed to make it through to phase two will not help his cause when it comes to holding on to his seat at Toro Rosso next season.

A few big names - including Mark Webber and Felipe Massa - flirted with the 'drop zone' but, ultimately, it was the usual faces who filled the seven spots that miss out on round two. Both Team Lotus drivers appeared to have a chance to make it through, with Heikki Kovalainen only dropping into the bottom group late on and then failing to find enough time on his final run, while Jarno Trulli spun at the final corner on his last lap when an escape may have been possible.

The Lotus boys were joined by the pairings from Hispania and Marussia Virgin, with Tonio Liuzzi splitting the Timo Glock and Jerome d'Ambrosio, while Narain Karthikeyan brought up the rear, albeit seven-tenths inside the 107 per cent target.

Webber ended the session in 16th spot, but Massa's 'do-or-die' effort ultimately resulted in the fastest time of the session, a brief moment of glory that took 1min 38.413secs to complete - some way off the pace set by Sebastian Vettel in morning practice.



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