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F1 Austrian Grand Prix: Massa takes pole in shock Williams one-two

Felipe Massa will start the Austrian Grand Prix from pole position after Williams took a shock one-two in qualifying
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  • Beats Bottas by less than 0.1s as Hamilton spins
  • Hamilton starts ninth after failing to set time, yellow flags limit Rosberg to P3
  • Vettel drops out in Q2 and will start from 12th


Felipe Massa will start the Austrian Grand Prix from pole position after Williams took a shock one-two in qualifying.

Valtteri Bottas was on provisional pole after the first runs as Nico Rosberg failed to put together a good lap and Lewis Hamilton – who was flying – ran wide at Turn 8 and saw his time deleted. On the second runs Bottas was unable to improve but Hamilton spun under braking Turn 2, preventing Rosberg from improving and allowing Massa a clear run.

Massa took full advantage to beat his team-mate by less than 0.1s and take his first pole position since 2008, also ending the Mercedes run of dominance in qualifying. Rosberg will start third and take heart from the fact that Hamilton didn't set a time and will start from ninth place.

Between Rosberg and Hamilton are Fernando Alonso who starts fourth ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen on row three, and Daniil Kvyat and Kimi Raikkonen who are seventh and eighth respectively. Nico Hulkenberg also failed to set a time and will line up tenth.

Due to the short lap time, the times were close in Q2 with less than a second covering the top 14 cars. Vettel was the headline driver to drop out as he could only set the 13th quickest time, though he will be promoted to 12th on the grid as a result of Sergio Perez – who qualified 11th – still having a five-place grid penalty hanging over him following the crash with Massa in Canada.

Jenson Button was the driver between Perez and Vettel as he was 0.3s slower than team-mate Magnussen having completed just four laps in FP3 due to a brake issue. The two Lotus cars also dropped out in the second part of qualifying and were split by Jean-Eric Vergne who was comfortably beaten by Kvyat at Toro Rosso.

Q1 saw a number of times being deleted as drivers ran wide at Turn 8, leading to a situation where Adrian Sutil had got himself out of the bottom six only to lose his time. Sutil managed to improve on his final lap but missed out on a place in the second part of qualifying by just 0.004s to Pastor Maldonado, while Vettel scraped through in 15th.

Esteban Gutierrez joined his Sauber team-mate in being eliminated in the opening part of qualifying, with Gutierrez just 0.063s quicker than Jules Bianchi's Marussia. Kamui Kobayashi, Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson were the other cars to drop out, with Chilton set to start last as a result of a three-place grid penalty for hitting his team-mate Bianchi at the start of the Canadian Grand Prix.



Related Pictures

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20.06.2014- Free Practice 2, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.06.2014- Free Practice 3, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.06.2014- Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 pole position
21.06.2014- Qualifying, Raffaela Bassi (BRA), wife of Felipe Massa (BRA) and their son Felipinho
21.06.2014- Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 pole position with his wife Raffaela Bassi (BRA) and their son Felipinho
21.06.2014- Qualifying, (L-R) 3rd position Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 pole position and 2nd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
18.09.2014 - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
18.09.2014 - Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22
18.09.2014 - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
18.09.2014 - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
18.09.2014 - Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
18.09.2014 - Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36

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FoscoJusco

June 21, 2014 2:14 PM

Those saying Massa was over what now??? What is Kimi doing compared to Alonso in Ferrari??? Who did a better job in Ferrari Massa or Kimi??? I'm sorry but being on top has much more to do than just being first. You need a team backing you you need a car to back you and you also need to be fast. Massa proved many wrong!



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