Felipe Massa

Italian GP – A thrilling spectacle. Fourth and fifth for the Scuderia

Monza,7 September – Monza was true to form, delivering a great show for the crowds that packed the grandstands for qualifying. Scuderia Ferrari finished fourth and fifth with Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso respectively.

In Q1, the two Prancing Horse cars took to the track on the Hard tyre, with the Spaniard setting a time of 1.24.661 on his first run, completing 6 laps. Massa lapped in 1.24.950 and then came out again to be on the safe side to do a run on the Medium compound, but he only did an in-out lap as it became clear a timed one was unnecessary, going through in fourteenth place.

In Q2, the two F138s ran Mediums, Alonso doing a single run to be second in 1.24.227. Massa did two runs to set the seventh time in 1.24.479.

In the final part of the session, the plan was for two runs on Mediums and on the final flying lap Alonso and Massa improved their times, even after Jean-Eric Vergne’s Toro Rosso had thrown up a cloud of dust at the Parabolica ahead of Fernando, who stopped the clock in 1.24.142. Felipe’s best lap was a 1.24.132 Sebastian Vettel took pole in 1.23.755.

 

 

ALONSO – Chassis 299

MASSA – Chassis 298

Q1

P7

1:24.661

New Hard – 6 laps

P14

1:24.950

  New Hard  – 7 laps

New Medium – 2 laps

Q2

 P2

  1:24.227

  New Medium – 3 laps

P7

 1:24.479

  Used Medium  – 3 laps

New Medium – 3 laps

Q3

P5

 1:24.142

 New Medium – 3 laps

New Medium – 3 laps

P4

1:24.132

 Used Medium  – 3 laps

New Medium – 3 laps

Weather: air 30 °C, track 44 °C. Sunny

 

 

 

 

 

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:24.319 1:23.977 1:23.755 15
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:24.923 1:24.263 1:23.968 18
3 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:24.776 1:24.305 1:24.065 21
4 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:24.950 1:24.479 1:24.132 21
5 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:24.661 1:24.227 1:24.142 15
6 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.527 1:24.393 1:24.192 26
7 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:24.655 1:24.290 1:24.209 24
8 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.635 1:24.592 1:24.502 17
9 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.739 1:24.563 1:24.515 21
10 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:24.630 1:24.575 1:28.050 20
11 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:24.819 1:24.610 16
12 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:24.589 1:24.803 14
13 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:24.737 1:24.848 14
14 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:25.030 1:24.932 19
15 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:24.905 1:25.011 19
16 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:25.009 1:25.077 18
17 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:25.226 13
18 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:25.291 11
19 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:26.406 9
20 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:26.563 10
21 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:27.085 11
22 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:27.480 10
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