Jarno Trulli denied Anthony Davidson a surprise first appearance in the top ten shootout for the Turkish Grand Prix, although the Brit will still start the race from an impressive 11th place.

A typically close session with little to choose between the crowded mid-field teams, the big losers were Red Bull and Honda after getting neither of their cars through to the top ten. It is only the third time this a year a Red Bull won't start in the top ten.

Having eked his way through the first knockout session, Davidson produced a marvellous last gasp lap - complete with one of the fastest final sectors of the day - to move up into eighth position, but was gradually dropped down the order firstly by Giancarlo Fisichella, then by Nico Rosberg and finally by Jarno Trulli, leaving him 11th.

He was joined on the sidelines by Mark Webber and David Coulthard in 12th and 13th, while Rubens Barrichello edged Jenson Button for 14th and 16th. Alex Wurz will start a disappointing 16th after ruining his first attempt with an off at turn nine.

Fernando Alonso set the pace in Q2, just ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa, just a couple of tenths separating the top four drivers. Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld were safely through - both having set exactly the same lap time -, while Rosberg, Heikki Kovalainen, Fisichella and Trulli will compete for the top ten places in the shootout.

 

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