2008 French F1 GP – Qualifying – Ferrari front row

Kimi Raikkonen will start the French GP from pole position, his second of the season and 200th for Ferrari in F1. Felipe Massa will line up alongside him after being only few hundreds slower. There will be unusual second row – Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli. Alonso will sure fancy his podium chances now …

With Hamilton dropping 10 places from his P3 McLaren will have to do with Kovalainen’s P5 and Kovalainen’s 5 place penalty for impeding Webber, McLaren are in for some tough time. This was not the best of qualifying sessions for BMW Sauber – Kubica will be on P6, Heidfeld did not even make the cut to Q3 … Timo Glock and both Red Bulls make up the rest of the top ten. Well, almost, Nelson Piquet will take up P10 P9 after Hamilton’s and Kovalainen’s penalties …

Toro Rosso did well for most of the weekend but not when it mattered the most and both cars got elimitaned in Q2. They still did better than the Hondas though … Nico Rosberg just about made it to Q2 but P15 combined with his 10 place grid penalty will see him starting from the very back of the grid …

French GP Qualifying Results:

1. K. Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:16.449
2. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:16.490
3. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:16.693 (will be demoted 10 places)
4. F. Alonso – Renault – 1:16.840
5. J. Trulli – Toyota – 1:16.840
6. H. Kovalainen – McLaren – 1:16.944 (will be demoted 5 places)
7. R. Kubica – BMW Sauber – 1:17.037
8. M. Webber – Red Bull – 1:17.233
9. D. Coulthard – Red Bull – 1:17.426
10. T. Glock – Toyota – 1:17.596


Q2:
11. N. Piquet – Renault – 1:15.770
12. N. Heidfeld – BMW Sauber – 1:15.786
13. S. Vettel – Toro Rosso – 1:15.816
14. S. Bourdais – Toro Rosso – 1:16.045
15. N. Rosberg – Williams – 1:16.235 (will be demoted 10 places)

Q1:
16. K. Nakajima – Williams – 1:16.243
17. J. Button – Honda – 1:16.306
18. R. Barrichello – Honda – 1:16.330
19. G. Fisichella – Force India – 1:16.971
20. A. Sutil – Force India – 1:17.053

2 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OleaNo Gravatar says:

    Red Bull seems to be in shape in this grand prix.

  2. StewNo Gravatar says:

    I’m disappointed with Williams today. Could have done better. Piquet jr on the other hand did well and may have some confidence going in to tomorrow.

    Kovalainen was handed a 5 grid place penalty for that block in traffic when Webber was on a flyer.

    Interesting grid for the race. Let’s get on with it now!

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