German Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Hockenheimring, 2010

Red Bull scored their tenth pole positions from 11 attempts in 2010 at the Hockenheimring.

Take a look back at pictures from the session below in which home hero Sebastian Vettel came out on top with the Ferraris in close pursuit.

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20 comments on German Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

  1. Great pictures Kieth!

  2. mvi said on 24th July 2010, 17:56

    There seems to be a new guy, Mark Vettel, in the pictures!

  3. agung said on 24th July 2010, 17:59

    pic on 3rd row from bottom……that should be Mark Webber not Mark Vettel :D:D

  4. Linda said on 24th July 2010, 18:12

    I am still new in F1, can someone pls tell me what is meant by the clean side of the track and which positions are that in the top 6. Many thanks

    • The “clean” side of the track is that that is on the racing line, and therefore used most/kept cleaner than the other side.

      Pole position (P1) is usually on this side of the track, as it is at Hockenheim.

      Therefore drivers on clean side are:

      P1. Vettel
      P3. Massa
      P5. Button

      and drivers on the dirty side are:

      P2. Alonso
      P4. Webber
      P6. Hamilton

      Hope this helps

      Kind regards,

      • Linda said on 24th July 2010, 18:21

        It does, thank you :)

        • mateuss said on 24th July 2010, 18:28

          Basically on most of the tracks the cars drive one one side of the start/finish straight, because that is the racing line (shortest, quickest way). And as they do this for the whole of the weekend, the track cleans from the different rubbish by the aerodynamics and tyres, also they slightly rubber in, this makes the racing line more gripy. On the other side where the cars don’t run all the time, it is dusty and not so grippy (although they sometimes have a big clean-up machine to clean the dirty side of the grid, it still isn’t as affective as F1 cars driving on it full speed).
          The pole position is always on the racing/clean side, therefore every odd number position is on the clean side ( etc.)

  5. Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 24th July 2010, 18:22

    Why does Vettel change his helmet design every 10 minutes, with each one being more forgettable than the last?

  6. Manu said on 24th July 2010, 19:06

    “The Finger” ‘s back on top :D

  7. Cube said on 24th July 2010, 21:48

    Anyone noticed in the background of one of them the Stig?

  8. STRFerrari4Ever said on 25th July 2010, 0:44

    Great pictures Keith especially the one were Vettel is raising his arms. His helmet for this race is absolutely fantastic lets hope he crosses the line first in the race :).

  9. Macca77 said on 25th July 2010, 5:47

    Thanks again Keith, sad you didn’t post any Schumi pics :(

  10. Jared404 said on 25th July 2010, 7:25

    Great pictures.
    Is it just me … but … doesn’t Seb’s finger waving action look kind of rude?

    • Morteza said on 25th July 2010, 10:33

      I have the same feeling mate. I don’t know why, but it makes me angry a little bit. Maybe it’s just because he’s a young and he likes to attract the attention of people.

  11. Ben said on 25th July 2010, 11:39

    A few more sponsor logos on the HRT can only be a good thing.

    Ferrari’s white box has disappeared for good it seems.

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