Pole position becoming routine for Sebastian Vettel.
Mark Webber unable to get though Q1 stuck in P18
Jenson Buton extremely happy with a front row start.
Petrov brings out a red flag and compromises Heidfelds lap.
Petrov: “I don’t know, after the second or third corner something started to be wrong with the car.
I tried to go full throttle but the car was not working, I tried to change the gears and that didn’t work also. We need to check to analyze what happened.
But to be honest I am very, very disappointed because we made a big step on set-up. We improved quite a lot from yesterday because it was really nice to drive the car. It would have been very interesting to see what would have happened in Q3.”
Heidfeld: “It’s quite frustrating to be starting from P16 because I don’t think it’s a fair reflection of our pace. We were always going to do one run on the soft tyres in Q2, but the red flag made the last few minutes on Q2 very busy. You really needed to be first in the queue at the end of the pit lane because there was not much time to get around and cross the line before the end of the session. I managed to do one final lap, but I was stuck in traffic and I couldn’t get a clean lap. As I said, our race pace is definitely better than our grid position, but starting from P16 is not going to be easy. I think it’s a track where you can overtake so hopefully I can make a good start, like in the previous two races, and fight for points.”
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m33.706s 2. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m34.421s + 0.715 3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m34.463s + 0.757 4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m34.670s + 0.964 5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m35.119s + 1.413 6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m35.145s + 1.439 7. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m36.158s + 2.452 8. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m36.190s + 2.484 9. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m36.203s + 2.497 10. Vitaly Petrov Renault No time Q2 cut-off time: 1m35.858s Gap ** 11. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m35.874s + 1.388 12. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m36.053s + 1.567 13. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m36.236s + 1.750 14. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m36.457s + 1.971 15. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m36.465s + 1.979 16. Nick Heidfeld Renault 1m36.611s + 2.125 17. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1m36.956s + 2.470 Q3 cut-off time: 1m36.147s Gap * 18. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m36.468s + 1.196 19. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1m37.894s + 2.622 20. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1m38.318s + 3.046 21. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m39.119s + 3.847 22. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m39.708s + 4.436 23. Tonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1m40.212s + 4.940 24. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m40.445s + 5.173