Qualifying For The Canadian GP, Oh The Rain…

Here is all you need to know about Qualifying for this weekends GP in Montreal. It was cold and wet and rained off and on. Therefor it is no surprise that the cars that generate a higher core temp in regards to their tires were the cars that were quickest in the final session. So the two teams that are experiencing greater tire degradation do to overheating the tires in dry conditions, in this case were the teams that had the best chance at pole: Red Bull and Mercedes.

Sebastian Vettel - Happy with P1, Hamilton - Not so happy with P2, Valtteri Bottos - Very very happy with P3. photo:newstimes

Sebastian Vettel – Happy with P1, Hamilton – Not so happy with P2, Valtteri Bottos – Very very happy with P3.
photo:newstimes

Fernando Alonso – couldn’t do it.

Felipe Massa – definately could not do it.

Kimi Raikkonen – couldn’t to it.

Roman Grojean – couldn’t do it.

McLaren duo – still can’t do it.

The exception to this was Valtteri Bottas for Williams who stuck his car on the second row. Great job by the rookie and lets hope he turns that into a decent result for himself and Williams F1.

The updated forecast tomorrow is now for rain which means any advantage that Ferrari and Lotus have over their rivals has just been chucked into the St. Lawrence River and is now floating far far away.  Well that’s racing…

-jp-  and i think i have to revised my predictions  :/

Here is your starting grid for the Grand Prix of Canada

1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:22.318 1:28.166 1:25.425 25
2 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.801 1:27.649 1:25.512 31
3 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:23.446 1:28.419 1:25.897 30
4 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.840 1:28.420 1:26.008 32
5 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:23.247 1:28.145 1:26.208 30
6 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:23.224 1:28.788 1:26.504 30
7 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:24.159 1:28.527 1:26.543 32
8 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:24.551 1:28.799 1:27.348 29
9 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:24.451 1:28.667 1:27.432 32
10 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:24.770 1:29.359 1:27.946 31
11 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.899 1:29.435 22
12 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.176 1:29.761 23
13 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:24.776 1:29.917 24
14 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.021 1:30.068 22
15 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:24.408 1:30.315 24
16 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:23.735 1:30.354 20
17 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:24.908 12
18 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:25.626 10
19 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:25.716 13
20 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:26.508 12
21 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:27.062 12
22 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:27.110 10
Q1 107% Time 1:28.080

Note – Grosjean qualified 19th but penalised 10 grid spots for causing collision at previous round.

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One Comment on “Qualifying For The Canadian GP, Oh The Rain…

  1. You’re so right, the chassis are toast.
    Speaking of rookies, what I think we’re seeing is, there’s quite a bit of even talent at the top .
    among more drivers.

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