Bridgestone has admitted that drivers may run out of intermediate tyres if the Belgian Grand Prix takes place in altering conditions.
With drivers being limited to only four sets of intermediates for the entire weekend, the Japanese manufacturer believes that the current situation could be marginal come the race. Read more... (306 words, estimated 1:13 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso was left counting the costs of Ferrari’s tyre strategy, as the Spanish driver struggled to tenth on the grid.
The 29-year-old, who struggled to replicate his practice pace throughout the qualifying hour, saw his chances dented when a late rain shower ruined his final qualifying run. Read more... (540 words, estimated 2:10 mins reading time)
Pole man Mark Webber is joined by McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Renault’s Robert Kubica to reflect on a chaotic qualifying in Belgium.
1. Mark WEBBER (Red Bull), 1m45.778s
2. Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren), 1m45.863s
3. Robert KUBICA (Renault), 1m46.100s
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Mark Webber was delighted to secure his fifth pole position of the season, after the Red Bull driver pipped Lewis Hamilton in Belgium.
The world championship leader made the most of a drying track in Q3 to haul his RB6 on to the front row. With this, the Australian driver is confident of challenging for victory in tomorrow’s race and extending his lead at the top of the championship. Read more... (650 words, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)
Bruno Senna believes that the Belgian Grand Prix has all the ingredients to be exciting, as rain looks set to once again play its part.
The Brazilian driver, who lines up twentieth for tomorrow’s race after achieving his best qualifying position, is hoping that changeable weather conditions will allow Hispania to capitalise and move close to the points. Read more... (429 words, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)
Lewis Hamilton was pleased with his qualifying effort, despite missing out on pole after a mistake on his first run in Q3.
The McLaren driver believes he lost up to half a second at turn 14 during the first fast lap in Q3, before a mistake on his final run at a damp La Source virtually ruled him out of contention. Read more... (833 words, estimated 3:20 mins reading time)
Mercedes duo Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg are hoping that mixed weather conditions will allow them to move up the order in tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Although both drivers looked strong in the first segment of qualifying, neither eventually made it into the top-ten shootout – with Schumacher complaining of traffic his final lap. Read more... (434 words, estimated 1:44 mins reading time)
Williams head in to tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix in high spirits, after both drivers qualified in the top ten.
Rubens Barrichello, who is celebrating his 300th race weekend, will line up in seventh after a late set-up change proved beneficial.
Meanwhile team-mate Nico Hulkenberg will start two places back in ninth. Read more... (317 words, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
Robert Kubica was relieved to qualify in third place for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix, after he feared that fuel pick-up problem would relegate him further down the top ten.
The Polish driver continued to shine around the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, and had sat in second for the final segment of the session before his car ground to a hault. Read more... (732 words, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)
Saturday’s Belgian Grand Prix qualifying proved disastrous for the Sauber duo of Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa, after both drivers crashed in Q1.
The former will start in nineteenth position for tomorrow’s race after being caught out on the wet track at turn eight. Meanwhile the latter starts twenty-second after losing the rear of his car at turn fourteen. Read more... (541 words, estimated 2:10 mins reading time)