Belgian GP - Second and fourth rows for Scuderia Ferrari

Belgian GP – Second and fourth rows for Scuderia Ferrari

Spa-Francorchamps, 23 August –At 2pm tomorrow, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will start the Belgian Grand Prix from the second and fourth rows, after the Spaniard was fourth fastest in qualifying, 69 thousandths off third placed Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull,) with the Finn in eighth spot on the grid.

Rain affected qualifying, having fallen before the start and then intermittently during the session. Neither Ferrari man had any trouble in Q1, getting through with Kimi sixth and Alonso ninth. Q2 also went smoothly, with Fernando making the cut to Q3 in third place, with Kimi fifth. In the top-ten shoot-out, the sun reappeared and the track gradually dried out.

For the eleventh time in his career, Nico Rosberg took pole in 2.05.591, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Behind Vettel and Fernando (2.07.786,) the third row features Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) and Valtteri Bottas (Williams.) Row 4 sees Kevin Magnussen (McLaren) on the inside of Kimi who stopped the clocks in 2.08.780. Behind them are Felipe Massa (Williams) and Jenson Button (McLaren.)

 

ALONSO – Chassis 307

RAIKKONEN – Chassis 308

Q1

P9

2:10.197

New Extreme Wet – 4 laps
New Intermediate – 4 laps

P6

2:09.885

New Extreme Wet – 3 laps
New Intermediate – 5 laps

Q2

P3

2:08.450

New Intermediate – 4 laps
New Intermediate – 3 laps

P5

2:08.646

Old Intermediate – 4 laps
New Intermediate – 3 laps

Q3

P4

2:07.786

Old Intermediate – 3 laps
Old Intermediate – 3 laps

P8

2:08.780

Old Intermediate – 3 laps
New Intermediate – 3 laps

Weather: 14/16°C, track 18/24 °C. Rain

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2:07.130 2:06.723 2:05.591 22
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2:07.280 2:06.609 2:05.819 22
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 2:10.105 2:08.868 2:07.717 24
4 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2:10.197 2:08.450 2:07.786 21
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 2:10.089 2:08.989 2:07.911 21
6 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 2:09.250 2:08.451 2:08.049 23
7 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 2:11.081 2:08.901 2:08.679 22
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 2:09.885 2:08.646 2:08.780 21
9 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 2:08.403 2:08.833 2:09.178 20
10 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2:10.529 2:09.272 2:09.776 22
11 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 2:10.445 2:09.377 16
12 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 2:09.811 2:09.805 13
13 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 2:10.666 2:10.084 16
14 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 2:11.051 2:10.238 17
15 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 2:10.898 2:11.087 16
16 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 2:11.051 2:12.470 14
17 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 2:11.261 9
18 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 2:11.267 8
19 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 2:12.566 8
20 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 2:13.414 4
21 45 Andre Lotterer Caterham-Renault 2:13.469 9
22 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 2:14.438 9
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