2010 Brazilian Grand Prix grid

Brazilian Grand Prix grid

Row 1 1. Nico H?â??lkenberg 1’14.470
Williams-Cosworth
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’15.519
Red Bull-Renault
Row 2 3. Mark Webber 1’15.637
Red Bull-Renault
4. Lewis Hamilton 1’15.747
McLaren-Mercedes
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’15.989
Ferrari
6. Rubens Barrichello 1’16.203
Williams-Cosworth
Row 4 7. Robert Kubica 1’16.552
Renault
8. Michael Schumacher 1’16.925
Mercedes
Row 5 9. Felipe Massa 1’17.101
Ferrari
10. Vitaly Petrov 1’17.656
Renault
Row 6 11. Jenson Button 1’19.288
McLaren-Mercedes
12. Kamui Kobayashi 1’19.385
Sauber-Ferrari
Row 7 13. Nico Rosberg 1’19.486
Mercedes
14. Jaime Alguersuari 1’19.581
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Row 8 15. Nick Heidfeld 1’19.899
Sauber-Ferrari
16. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’20.357
Force India-Mercedes
Row 9 17. Timo Glock 1’22.130
Virgin-Cosworth
18. Jarno Trulli 1’22.250
Lotus-Cosworth
Row 10 19. Heikki Kovalainen 1’22.378
Lotus-Cosworth
20. Sebastien Buemi* 1’19.847
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Row 11 21. Lucas di Grassi 1’22.810
Virgin-Cosworth
22. Adrian Sutil* 1’20.830
Force India-Mercedes
Row 12 23. Christian Klien 1’23.083
HRT-Cosworth
24. Bruno Senna** 1’23.796
HRT-Cosworth

*Five-place penalty for causing an avoidable accident in the Korean Grand Prix.
**Gearbox change penalty

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  1. Maciek said on 6th November 2010, 17:07

    Fan-******’-tastic! Are we seeing Williams’ 2011 potential?

    • I’m thinking that too. But they’ll need both Barichello and Hulkenberg.

    • nik (@nik) said on 6th November 2010, 17:21

      Don’t be mistaken, the Williams is not a second faster than the remainder of the field :) Combination of circumstances today but still a fantastic result.

      This will completely re-define Hulk’s career – he will have agents, media and sponsors throwing themselves at him which will change everything. I have always had faith in his abilities, I hope he finds a good race seat next year (I don’t think it will be at Williams).

      • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 6th November 2010, 17:26

        If Webber does indeed leave RBR could we see an all German line up? Honestly I think he’ll stay at Williams and try to build the team around himself for the future.

        • Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 6th November 2010, 17:28

          I love it – half an hour and people are already linking him to RBR.

        • nik (@nik) said on 6th November 2010, 17:31

          no chance and little chance

          Red Bull have a conga line of young drivers and Williams have no cash

          • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 6th November 2010, 17:43

            None of Red Bull’s current Young Drivers have ever shown the potential Nico has. With Williams short of cash they might offer a buyout.

            Not that I think it will happen.

          • nik (@nik) said on 6th November 2010, 17:45

            ye but that would involve Dr Marko and RBR admitting that their program sucks and that they just jump onto whoever is the new hot thing and fork out the $$

            a bit like Manchester City

      • BasCB said on 6th November 2010, 17:31

        I expect Weber to use this well, he always knew how to make the deals for Schumi and did pretty well for Ralf as well.

        • damonsmedley said on 6th November 2010, 17:36

          @nik – If you were still thinking of setting up that UK proxy thing so we can watch the BBC website, can we erect a forum topic maybe?

          • nik (@nik) said on 6th November 2010, 17:57

            ahh yes, I will post in the forum tomorrow – sorry forgot about it (I actually couldn’t use it tonight, not sure why)

    • Spectator said on 6th November 2010, 17:37

      They are fighting to survive so i dont believe on 2011.this last 2 years with rosberg werent the best but williams could have won a couple races bad luck bad 2nd drivers and engines made williams the team that it is now but the chassis is still one of the best good luck Williams and good drive and set up for hulk we could see another shock like the 08 italian gp with Vet

      • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 6th November 2010, 19:04

        I hadn’t even thought about that until now, but with Rosberg’s bad qualifying result today and HĂĽlkenberg taking pole with his previous team, Rosberg must be feeling a bit extra low today.

  2. Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 6th November 2010, 17:07

    That was unbelievable. He and the team really nailed that – And not just pole, but a crushing pole. Fantastic.

  3. damonsmedley said on 6th November 2010, 17:08

    Well; who predicted that?! What a session! :D

    • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 6th November 2010, 17:26

      No one. That’s who.

    • nik (@nik) said on 6th November 2010, 17:36

      wont stop 80% of motorsport media from claiming that they knew this was going to happen, it was ‘expected’ yadda yadda yadda

      what sucks is that the journos are going to drag the hulk story out between now and abu dhabi with all sorts of nonsense.

  4. Victor. said on 6th November 2010, 17:08

    Fantastic qualifying. Vettel in front of Webber, Hamilton in front of Alonso, HULKENBERG on pole. Loved it.

  5. cosworth?………..

    • James_mc (@james_mc) said on 6th November 2010, 17:10

      I believe their first pole since France 1999. Might have missed something though. Oddly enough that was taken by Rubens!

      • Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 6th November 2010, 17:12

        Technically that was under the Ford name though, must be early 80’s since a Cosworth branded engine last plonked it on pole.

        • James_mc (@james_mc) said on 6th November 2010, 17:21

          I think I’ve got it down to either the first or the last race of 1983…. I think…. :-S

        • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 6th November 2010, 17:55

          Rosberg at the 1982 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch is the closest I can find. Even when they had Cosworth in the name they were still called Ford-Cosworth, it just started being badged as Ford-only when they came back to winning ways with Benetton.

    • Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 6th November 2010, 17:11

      Interesting, when was their last pole? Anybody know?

    • nik (@nik) said on 6th November 2010, 17:32

      being a new supplier today, with engine-equilazation, is very different to the old days

      cosworth entering f1 was ‘build an engine that produces x horsepower’ rather than ‘use x specs to build the most powerful engine you can

      big diff

      • Skett said on 6th November 2010, 18:03

        It is still use x specs to build the most powerful engine you can (well maybe its more best engine, since torque curve and fuel economy come into it), its just that the specs are incredibly limiting

    • Daffid said on 6th November 2010, 18:06

      I’ve been thinking Lotus’s rush to the Renault engine may not be the best idea, but it’s hard to know what’s car and what’s engine.

      Newey panned the Cosworth engine saying since they weren’t allowed Mercedes engines, and Ferrari would never let them win, he had no choice but Renault.

      But I think that either that Cosworth unit is pretty good, or it’s rubbish and Williams have a fantastic car. They’ve been out-performing Force India who have the Merc power-house. Probably 50/50

    • It might even be the first time ever that all engine manufacturers got a pole position during the season.

      Looked as far as 1971 at which point I gave up with the teams changing engine supplier in the middle of the season.

  6. Hector. said on 6th November 2010, 17:09

    Happy for Williams after long six difficult years with nothing.

  7. BillHicks said on 6th November 2010, 17:09

    That was brilliant to watch… what a show :-)

    • Every now and again, Formula one reminds me while I’ll never be able to give it up. Hulkenburg…. incredible…. Imagine what Murry Walker would say!

      • Scribe (@scribe) said on 6th November 2010, 17:23

        You know it’s hardly been a bad season for F1 but my god thats so true. And i nearly had to skip this quali session.

        What a fantastic result.

  8. Rohan said on 6th November 2010, 17:09

    Awesome. Just awesome. Really looking forward to tomorrow.

  9. Nico was 0:01.049s faster then Vettel :) WOW!

  10. zcorpi said on 6th November 2010, 17:10

    So if the drivers end up in the same place . Alonso will still lead the championship points right?

  11. Danny said on 6th November 2010, 17:11

    WOW..what a fantastic qualifying session.. Way to go nico.. The race tomorrow will be amazing

  12. giorgio said on 6th November 2010, 17:12

    Can anyone remind me how Hulkenberg’s starts were this season? Does he get off the line good or he might loose the place down to turn 1?

    • Rohan said on 6th November 2010, 17:15

      They’re generally better than Rubens’ starts, but aren’t much above average unfortunately.

    • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 6th November 2010, 17:29

      If he isn’t taken out by Petrov his starts are usually fine I think. Good thing Petrov’s back in 10th.

      • BasCB said on 6th November 2010, 17:34

        But it might come to something like that, Petrov was up about 5 places last time round before crashing. Now it might be Webber or crashkids Hamilton and Vettel.

        I hope he holds on to the lead at least until the stops though. I would like to see what defending skills he has to offer.

  13. James_mc (@james_mc) said on 6th November 2010, 17:12

    Sooooo who predicted Hulkenberg on pole for the predictions championship?

  14. reddevilandy10 said on 6th November 2010, 17:12

    I honestly cannot believe this. What an epic qualifying. Fastest by a second? Are we sure that’s not Montoya in a 2004 Williams???

  15. Faster more than a second, great pole for Nico! Good luck for him tomorrow, and of course for Webber as well! :D

  16. Xanathos said on 6th November 2010, 17:12

    That’s a sad day for me…the first time that the guy on pole is younger than me ;)

    But what a fantastic lap. I’m pretty sure no one has been a second faster than the Red Bulls in Qualifying this year.

  17. Hector. said on 6th November 2010, 17:14

    I think Williams’ last pole was Montoya’s Brazil 2004.

  18. DavidS said on 6th November 2010, 17:14

    Fantastic work from Hulkenberg, he nailed it in those conditions.

    Sadly, it’ll be all backwards from there. In a dry race he simply won’t have the car.

    It’ll be interesting to see how he and Lewis affect the Championship battle as they are in the mix.

  19. this is new track for nico rite?what a show!awesome!

  20. Calum said on 6th November 2010, 17:16

    HĂĽlkenberg takes SUBERB pole position.

    Say what you want about weather conditions, it is heart warming to see Williams F1 at the front once again! :)

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