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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114 comments on 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix grid

  1. Gridlock said on 6th November 2010, 17:26

    It should never be forgotten too that he put in *2* pole-qualifying laps so this wasn’t some fluke – he is running a fresh engine I believe but he deserves serious attention from the big teams after that.

    Hulk for Ferrari! :)

  2. Johhny86 said on 6th November 2010, 17:26

    I think i’ve fallen for this guy.First time this year a performance that gave me chills. Once fernando retires i’ll be rooting for you Hulk. Bring it on Vettel..

  3. both Williams delivered, but Hulk did a real magic. Maybe they did setup for wet, while all others for dry race?

  4. I really think, that the only logical explanation of this is that Williams have installed the Kers on the car. Altough no one has it this year, it’s not forbidden to use it, so Hulkenberg wouldn’t have a penalty. And one thing I heard at the beginning of the season is that Williams keeps the developping the system this year. Putting the system this race could have been the perfect way to test it…

    • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 6th November 2010, 19:12

      It’s not illegal under FIA regulations, but all the teams have an agreement under FOTA not to use it this year, so if they did run it they’d be going against that agreement and likely have some explaining to do to the fellow teams.

    • Of course Williams keep developing their KERS. It’s planned to come back next year, and they make a business of it. It would be stupid to stop.

  5. What a pole lap.. Crushing the Red Bull’s by over a second! How is that possible? He totally destroyed everyone, in a car that is clearly not in the same league as the others. I don’t get what happened there. How can he be so much faster with the same tires as the others? Eddie said something about timing, but his first pole lap would easily have been enough to give him pole, and it was after that, that Vettel and Webber crossed the line. So they must have had better conditions then Hulkenberg. And then he just sealed it in the end. I just hope that he can hang on tomorrow and maybe salvage a podium, because i don’t think he will stand a chance if it is a all dry race.

  6. Burak Turan said on 6th November 2010, 17:36

    If the race develops in this order (Vettel,Webber, both ahead of Alonso) Redbull will face a difficult decision.
    I mean letting webber go ahead or probably losing driver’s championship to Alonso

  7. nik (@nik) said on 6th November 2010, 17:42

    A session where driving made a diff and Massa and Button where nowhere

    their performances, just wow..

    Button had a bad session but Massa is just nowhere and in a really bad slump. He really needs a good result tomorrow and in Abu Dhabi – the last thing he wants is to head into the offseason having finished the season with these types of results

  8. DaveW said on 6th November 2010, 17:50

    Alonso 241
    Webber 235
    Hamilton 222

    If they finish as they start. Shaping up nicely for Abu Dhabi.

  9. Hmm I doubt so, we should see tomorrows race before making prediction because it is highly likely hulk was on a full wet set up? Which all the other championship contenders did not take, because it’s too much of a risk tomorrow,

  10. Michael said on 6th November 2010, 18:17

    First Cosworth-powered Williams pole position since Keke Rosberg at the 1982 British Grand Prix.

  11. Johnny86 said on 6th November 2010, 18:20

    Isnt it wonderful for once so many including myself have left out our personal bias and bashing and unite to celebrate a truly awesome performance. Truely,nothing more uniting than underdog victory. F1 rocks..

    That said tommorow alonso will be wiping hamilton’s floor. He he

  12. I have a feeling that the ‘Hulk’s’ hero status may soon turn to zero status, as far as some of us are concerned, depending on what happens in the first few corners of tomorrows race.

    Sometimes you have the combination of just the right amount of power, water, downforce and grip to throw up an anomoly. Which is exactly what has happened here.

    • I think it’s more about setup – I guess they gambled as Nico said before they were worried not to enter to Q3. In more stable conditions such a gap is not possible.
      Nico wasn’t visible only until that moment when track conditions started to change at very fast pace, with every lap literraly. So I am more impressed by Williams’ setup than time gap to redbulls. So if tomorrow will be dry his shine will fade away quickly.

      Still, it was impressive drive and fully deserved pole.

  13. Hairpin said on 6th November 2010, 18:45

    Well Done Williams and the Hulk.
    The gap is almost unbelievable, I hope there’s no hidden reason for this ie low fuel, for the publicity, but not expecting a finish, just a thought ?

  14. So….. if this was next year then TEN cars would have been out of the race with the 107% rule applied!

  15. Mauve said on 6th November 2010, 19:19

    amazing! I’ m still keeping fingers crossed for the aussie tomorrow, though

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