Fernando Alonso

Spanish GP – A red third row

Montmelo, 11 May – Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were fifth and sixth respectively at the end of a very closely contested qualifying session. In the final Q3 section, both Scuderia Ferrari drivers took to the track for two runs on the Medium tyre. Alonso crossed the line a few seconds ahead of Massa, beating the Brazilian’s time by just one thousandth of a second.

In Q1, Fernando and Felipe were fifth and seventh, doing just one run on the Hard compound. In Q2, they used the Medium and both drivers needed only a second attempt to ensure a place in the top ten shoot-out, with the Spaniard in third and the Brazilian eighth,

Pole position went to Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes with a lap in 1.20.718. The conditions were stable throughout, with clear skies, 21 degrees ambient temperature while the track got up to 35.

 

ALONSO – Chassis 299

MASSA – Chassis 300

Q1

P5

1:22.264

New Hard – 3 laps

P7

1:22.492

New Hard – 3 laps

Q2

P3

1:21.646

New Medium – 3 laps

P8

1:21.978

New Medium  – 3 laps

Q3

P5

1:21.218

New Medium – 3 laps

New Medium – 3 laps

P6

1:21.219

New Medium  – 3 laps

New Medium – 3 laps

Weather: air 22°C, track 35/38 °C. Sunny

 

 

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:21.913 1:21.776 1:20.718 12
2 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:21.728 1:21.001 1:20.972 12
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:22.158 1:21.602 1:21.054 12
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:22.210 1:21.676 1:21.177 17
5 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:22.264 1:21.646 1:21.218 12
6 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:22.492 1:21.978 1:21.219 12
7 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:22.613 1:21.998 1:21.308 16
8 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:22.342 1:21.718 1:21.570 12
9 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:23.116 1:21.790 1:22.069 13
10 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:22.663 1:22.019 1:22.233 17
11 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:22.905 1:22.127 14
12 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:22.775 1:22.166 12
13 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:22.952 1:22.346 12
14 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:23.166 1:22.355 9
15 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.058 1:22.389 13
16 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.218 1:22.793 15
17 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:23.260 9
18 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:23.318 9
19 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:24.661 6
20 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:24.713 6
21 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:24.996 6
22 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:25.070 6

 

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