2010 Bahrain GP – Qualifying – Vettel on pole

Top three in 2010 Bahrain GP qualifying

Top three in 2010 Bahrain GP qualifying

Sebastian Vettel will start the 2010 Bahrain GP from the pole position. Felipe Massa will line up next to him on the front row. P3 belongs to Alonso, P4 to Hamilton. Then go Rosberg, Webber, Schumacher, Button, Kubica and Sutil. The top 10 will have to start the race with same tyres with which they qualified in Q3. The only driver in top 10 to have qualified on harder compound tyre is Adrian Sutil.

Q3 qualifying times:

1. Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull – 1:54.101
2. Felipe Massa – Ferrari – 1:54.242
3. Fernando Alonso – Ferrari – 1:54.608
4. Lewis Hamilton – McLaren – 1:55.217
5. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:55.241
6. Mark Webber – Red Bull – 1:55.284
7. Michael Schumacher – Mercedes – 1:55.524
8. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:55.672
9. Robert Kubica – Renault – 1:55.885
10. Adrian Sutil – Force India – 1:56.309

Sebastian Vettel on pole in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel on pole in Bahrain

Fastest lap in the Q2 belongs to Sebastian Vettel – 1:53.883, ahead of Fernando Alonso – 1:54.172. Hamilton, Rosberg, Schumacher, Webber, Massa, Kubica and Sutil also made it to Q1. The last driver to make the cut was Jenson Button.

Drivers eliminated in Q2:

11. Rubens Barrichello – Williams – 1:55.330
12. Vitantonio Liuzzi – Force India – 1:55.653
13. Nico Hulkenberg – Williams – 1:55.857
14. Pedro de la Rosa – Sauber – 1:56.237
15. Sebastien Buemi – Toro Rosso – 1:56.265
16. Kamui Kobayashi – Sauber – 1:56.270
17. Vitaly Petrov – Renault – 1:56.619

Fastest driver in Q1 was Fernando Alonso. Karun Chandhok was finally able to take part in the qualifying. Inevitably he finished last but both HRT cars did rather well considering the circumstances. The fastest of the new team drivers was Timo Glock in Virgin, only 1.6 secs behind the slowest of the “old” teams drivers – Jaime Alguesuari (and remember that Bahrain lap is very long).

Karun Chandhok - 2010 Bahrain GP qualifying

Karun Chandhok 2010 Bahrain GP qualifying

The drivers eliminated in Q1 are:

18. Jaime Alguesuari – Toro Rosso – 1:57.071
19. Timo Glock – Virgin – 1:59.728
20. Jarno Trulli – Lotus – 1:59.852
21. Heikki Kovalainen – Lotus – 2:00.313
22. Lucas di Grassi – Virgin – 2:00.587
23. Bruno Senna – HRT – 2:03.240
24. Karun Chandhok – HRT – 2:04.904

Photos: Red Bull/GEPA

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  1. psychyNo Gravatar says:

    it was interesting to see that a lot of drivers were faster in Q2 then Q3.
    the results in general very more or less like expected after have seen practice 3. maybe at mclaren I though thay would be a bit faster. anyway, it looks like ferrari has made a huge step forward comparing to last year.
    I was also a little bit disappointed about the speed of sauber, they looked better in the tests. and what about schumacher? well, after the three year break he made a good depute imo. And then there’s still the race to come, and that’s normal the strong part of schumacher. but on the other hand Rosberg is a really good driver that has a lot more to show then just the name. Also if it seems that Mercedes GP is not at the same level like redbull or ferrari yet. But that was just the first qualifying.
    It is also nice to see HRT in the grid, but they seem to be slower then GP2 cars ;-)

    so all in all it was a nice qualifying. Now I wish to everyone a great formula 1 year with a lot of tension and great racing. ENJOY EVERYONE and thanks to F1Wolf for this great pretiction game!

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      It is also nice to see HRT in the grid, but they seem to be slower then GP2 cars

      The fastest lap in GP2 race yesterday was just below 2:10secs, so HRT cars are still significantly faster than the GP2 cars :-) . Actually I found their performances quite impressive considering the circumstances. Just compare them with Virgin for example and their first test when they barely managed to get any mileage at all with all the troubles they had …

      One can of curse argue whether it is OK to use the GP qualifying session as a car shakedown.

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