Lewis Hamilton on pole again. Alonso was fastest at every free practice this weekend, but come qualifying Hamilton got better of him. Ferraris will line up on the second row. Massa again qualified ahead of Kimi. Heidfeld finished only a tenth behind Kimi he looks like serious contender for podium tomorrow. Vettel will start his first race from P7, well done. This was a good session for Kovalainen, Trulli and Webber. Two of the Montreal stars will be disapointed – Sato and Wurz did not make it to Q2 and will line up on row 9.
Lewis Hamilton will start from P1, alongside Alonso. Job well done by McLaren. BMW managed to turn things around after the final practice and got the car between McLarens and Ferraris. P3 for Heidfeld, P8 for Kubica. Ferraris will be disapointed with P4 and P5. Webber and Rosberg did well to get P6 and P7. Fisichella finished 9th and Trulli 10th, again comfortably outqualifying his team mate Ralf Schumacher… There will be disapointment in Honda and Super Aguri after promising free practice results. Spykers will be starting from their familiar P21 and P22.Tomorrow should bring some fun and lots of tyre marks on the walls !
Ferrari showed their pace finally this weekend and Massa claimed P1. But there is very little separating them from McLarens. Alonso’s time was only 0.03s slower. Kimi and Hamilton will line up on row 2.The start tomorrow will be very interesting …
Massa did it again, same as a week ago he will start from P1. But he better stays awake this time, because the start master Hamilton will be right there next to him on P2. Kimi and Alonso will line up in row 2 behind their team mates. The difference between Massa and Kimi, as well as between Hamilton and Alonso may suggest different fuel loads, as neither Alonso nor Kimi made any obvious mistakes in their runs.
BMWs have solid session and qualified at P5 and P6. The remaining 4 places in top 10 go to Renault, Red Bull, Toyota and Williams. So we have 7 different teams in top 10 on the grid this time.
Saturday started very hot right from the morning. Hamilton came on top of timesheets and his car looked very nicely balanced. Massa’s time was not much slower. Kimi seemed to be taking it easy to preserve the engine probably. Still he came in 5th. Both BMWs had good runs with Kubica 4th. Williams continues to impress with very strong performance from Rosberg. Super Aguri showed some spark and Davidson clocked 8th fastest time. Hondas were struggling again, especially Rubens. I am beginning to feel sorry for these guys. This session was tough for Renaults as well with both cars deep down the order.
Kimi gets pole position on his Ferrari debut. Both McLarens and BMWs running strong. Quite a few unexpected drivers in top ten – both Toyotas, Webber’s Red Bull and especially Sato in Aguri. Massa will be very disappointed after mechanical problems pushed him way down the starting grid.
Top 10 grid places:
Australian Grand Prix Qualifying results