LEWIS SAYS NO TO VETTEL…
It was a close Q3 with Sebastian Vettel holding on to the lead most of the time but in the end Lewis Hamilton took pole position with a time of 1m 29.398s, while Vettel had to settle for second place as he was 0.103s slower. His teammate Mark Webber will be starting the German Grand Prix from third place, ahead of the Renaults with Kimi Raikkonen on fourth and Romain Grosjean grabbing fifth.
Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso) had a satisfying qualification session since he acquired sixth place, managing to be faster than the disappointing Ferraris which will be starting from seventh (Felipe Massa) and eight (Fernando Alonso). Jenson Button and Nico Hulkenberg didn’t have a timed lap in Q3 so they will be beginning tomorrow’s race from ninth and tenth place.
Although everyone was expecting for him to repeat recent qualification performances, Nico Rosberg failed to qualify for Q3 so he will be starting from eleventh place
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m29.398s 2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m29.501s +0.103s 3. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m29.608s +0.210s 4. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m29.892s +0.494s 5. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m29.959s +0.561s 6. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m30.528s +1.130s 7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m31.126s +1.728s 8. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m31.209s +1.811s 9. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes No time set 10. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari No time set Q2 cut-off time: 1m30.269s Gap ** 11. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m30.326s +0.501s 12. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m30.697s +0.872s 13. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m30.933s +1.108s 14. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m31.010s +1.185s 15. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m31.010s +1.185s 16. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m31.104s +1.279s Q1 cut-off time: 1m31.681s Gap * 17. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m31.693s +1.146s 18. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m31.707s +1.160s 19. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m32.937s +2.390s 20. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m33.063s +2.516s 21. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m33.734s +3.187s 22. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m34.098s +3.551s