2010 Chinese Grand Prix grid

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’34.558
Red Bull-Renault
2. Mark Webber 1’34.806
Red Bull-Renault
Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’34.913
Ferrari
4. Nico Rosberg 1’34.923
Mercedes
Row 3 5. Jenson Button 1’34.979
McLaren-Mercedes
6. Lewis Hamilton 1’35.034
McLaren-Mercedes
Row 4 7. Felipe Massa 1’35.180
Ferrari
8. Robert Kubica 1’35.364
Renault
Row 5 9. Michael Schumacher 1’35.646
Mercedes
10. Adrian Sutil 1’35.963
Force India-Mercedes
Row 6 11. Rubens Barrichello 1’35.748
Williams-Cosworth
12. Jaime Alguersuari 1’36.047
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Row 7 13. Sebastien Buemi 1’36.149
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
14. Vitaly Petrov 1’36.311
Renault
Row 8 15. Kamui Kobayashi 1’36.422
Sauber-Ferrari
16. Nico H???lkenberg 1’36.647
Williams-Cosworth
Row 9 17. Pedro de la Rosa 1’37.020
Sauber-Ferrari
18. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’37.161
Force India-Mercedes
Row 10 19. Timo Glock 1’39.278
Virgin-Cosworth
20. Jarno Trulli 1’39.399
Lotus-Cosworth
Row 11 21. Heikki Kovalainen 1’39.520
Lotus-Cosworth
22. Lucas di Grassi 1’39.783
Virgin-Cosworth
Row 12 23. Bruno Senna 1’40.469
HRT-Cosworth
24. Karun Chandhok 1’40.578
HRT-Cosworth

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  1. STRFerrari4Ever said on 17th April 2010, 8:11

    Vettel pulls a lap out of the bag that was really special when I saw that he went purple in S1 I was amazed and he held it for the rest of the lap brilliant stuff by him & Red Bull. McLaren surprised me I thought they were going to be Red Bull’s main threat but they failed at the last hurdle.

  2. Prisoner Monkeys said on 17th April 2010, 8:13

    Vettel to win, Webber to be a pain about it.

  3. Madman said on 17th April 2010, 8:15

    great job by the red bull …… and i some wht got the pole right for the prediction game…. but disappointed with schumi and massa……

  4. My bet: Vettel, Alonso, Webber.
    Liuzzi so slow :(
    Schumi too :(

  5. Johnny86 said on 17th April 2010, 8:30

    With the rain expected to come at about midway..i wouldnt be surprised to see a mix up in the results…sutil can spring a surprise by being in top 5..wouldnt bet hamilton out for a win…

  6. Andrew White said on 17th April 2010, 8:31

    No position changes tomorrow except Button and Rosberg swapping places and my prediction will spot on :D

  7. Younger Hamilton said on 17th April 2010, 8:38

    How did Lewis end up P6 after his fantastic pace in Practice,Q1 and Q2 and how did Jenson,Seb,Mark,Nico and Fernando all pip him? i dont know,Lewis should have had pole there, not the Bloody RedBull of Cocky and annoying Seb he just made me hate him and whats that No.1 thing with the finger he’s needs to stop that its really disturbing.This whole quali session has been completelu stupid!!! no offence!!

    • Fallon said on 17th April 2010, 9:26

      Sorry, I don’t normally comment, but I just had to laugh. I think it’s a clear case of your support for Hamilton clouding your judgement on this issue.

      Vettel is the complete opposite of a “cocky” or arrogant superstar. In fact, despite the immense success he has enjoyed despite being so young, he has never really changed or become a different person. He has stayed seemingly nice, personable, friendly and he doesn’t gloat about his successes or demean other drivers who are worse than him. I don’t understand where your “cocky” comment came from.

      If your talking about that “No.1″ thing with his hands then I have to ask what’s the problem with that? Hamilton celebrates by punching his fists in the air, Seb celebrates by putting his finger up like that. Would you like him to be boring and just mope off to the motorhome?

      And before anyone accuses me of any Vettel bias, I like him, but I support drivers like Hamilton and Glock almost equally.

      • Harv's said on 17th April 2010, 9:39

        im with younger hamilton on this one,

        i hate vettel’s “no.1″ as well, id rather him punch the air,

        if you think the “baby schumi” name he has been given and also bernie’s worship of him has not gone to his head even just a little bit then you must think of him as almost super human because im sure it has.

        i remember him saying to the press after malaysia that he deserved to win bahrain and australia…

        … well no one deserves anything in f1 you earn it.

        • TommyC said on 17th April 2010, 10:53

          “well no one deserves anything in f1 you earn it.”

          indeed, but i would say that vettel did everythng right to earn those two wins, the car just let him down. very frustrating. i should dislike vettel more than most given i am behind webber all the way, but i can’t, he’s just such a likeable fellow. so when webber calls it a day, i’ll be behind vettel (unless ricciardo gets a drive of course).

        • David A said on 17th April 2010, 17:51

          “i hate vettel’s “no.1″ as well, id rather him punch the air,”

          Now I might be wrong, but haven’t many other drivers done a celebration like this before?

          From “Younger Hamilton”‘s post, all I see is the usual fanboy hatred of anyone not driving a Mclaren with a yellow helmet winning/being on pole. Give Vettel a break, he blitzed the field today and has the right to celebrate so well done to him. And before anyone asks, I am a Red Car fan, not a Red Bull fan.

          • David A said on 17th April 2010, 17:55

            Also note there is a big difference between being a fan and a fanboy/girl.

    • TommyC said on 17th April 2010, 10:58

      “Lewis should have had pole”

      well he’s not, so he shouldn’t be. i don’t understand that logic. vettel/the rb6/newey/red bull’s whole team is just too awesome.

    • Maksutov said on 17th April 2010, 12:12

      “How did Lewis end up P6 after his fantastic pace in Practice,Q1 and Q2 and how did Jenson,Seb,Mark,Nico and Fernando all pip him?”

      err… cause he is #$%^ and you are @#$%!? lol j/k..

      Hamilton didn’t get pole because others are faster then you think they are, and certainly faster then HE thinks they are. And clearly he did not deserve pole in that case so sorry, but you are wrong!

      • Paper Tiger said on 17th April 2010, 16:45

        I’m a big Hamilton fan but I’ll tell you why Hamilton is 6th on the grid:

        BECAUSE 5 PEOPLE COMPLETED A QUALIFYING LAP QUICKER THAN HE DID.

        • bwells said on 18th April 2010, 0:02

          It seems that McLaren constantly run low fuel in the practice sessions where as Red Bull and Ferrari run race fuel to gather valuable data..
          That’s why generally they perform better during the race.. so it’s not surprising to me that Lewis and Jensen qualified where they did.. :)

          • DanhNguyen said on 18th April 2010, 4:01

            not exactly, the Ferrari doesn’t seem strong. McLaren poor result in Q3 because “the tyre was not warm enough”, strange stupid of McLaren

    • sato113 said on 17th April 2010, 20:36

      the red bulls were probably running with more fuel during the practice sessions than the mclarens.

    • Wateva said on 17th April 2010, 23:28

      its always a good laugh to read comments from hardcore fans. :-)

    • DanhNguyen said on 18th April 2010, 3:54

      the tyre was not warm enough

  8. Burt said on 17th April 2010, 8:39

    Same old story at the front… Amazing lap by Vettel… Nico is looking very good… Never thought I’d say it, but I’m starting to feel a bit sorry for Shumi… Nice job by Jensen finding half a second from Q2 to Q3… Lewis disappoints again in quali. I’m wondering if he pushed too hard in the first 2 sectors, and didn’t have enough tyres for the final sector.

    • Maksutov said on 17th April 2010, 12:16

      “Same old story at the front”

      Same story, but sorry, its not old. Not yet anyway. Fortunately for you Vettel had lots of bad luck. He should be leading the Championship with 75 points. And then maybe I would agree with you.

  9. Younger Hamilton said on 17th April 2010, 8:40

    i want vettel to retire and lewis to win,if not win then at least a podium finish would do,you never know there’s a slight chance of rain and could mix things up

    • Burt said on 17th April 2010, 8:46

      They say it’s 50/50 possibility of rain. Let’s hope for a dry start, heavy rain after 10 laps, and then a drying track towards the end.

  10. BasCB said on 17th April 2010, 9:02

    That was a show of Instant Vettle, last year he showed as well that he can get something extra to get to pole.
    But somehow i do think the pole sitter won’t win (again) the race.

    I am looking forward to Alonso and the McLarens pushing the Red Bulls, like they said they could have done last race if they would not have blown qualifying.

    If it rains, then it would be good for the right twin Schumacher to get in the car and give us some racing. He just does not take the car even close to the limit, let alone just on the edge (look at the laps from Vettel and Schumi compared).
    Is it possible they hired him to keep Rosberg on edge and learn him some tricks and to get him for the car ads?

    Bring on the race, Alguersuari is really coming to the fore, maybe get another race long battle with Schumi for points.

    • Not sure how good Alguersuari’s lap really was, given that Buemi has a wet setup on his car in anticipation of a wet race. To only be a tenth down on your teammate in those conditions is pretty impressive stuff from Seb.

  11. I think they should actually make Karun start from 29th on the grid, just move him a few meters further back down the straight.

    Getting bored of Red Bulls on pole now though. Here’s hoping for one of those wet-dry-wet-dry races that are always so much fun to watch.

  12. Simon Hull said on 17th April 2010, 21:06

    We mustn’t forget that in 2006 Michael Schumacher started in 10th position in similar circumstances and went on to win a wet race. OK, he may not win this time, but I think a strong finish is on the cards for Schumi sr.

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