Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Melbourne, 2011

2011 Australian Grand Prix grid

2011 Australian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’23.529
Red Bull
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’24.307
Row 2 3. Mark Webber 1’24.395
Red Bull
4. Jenson Button 1’24.779
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’24.974
6. Vitaly Petrov 1’25.247
Row 4 7. Nico Rosberg 1’25.421
8. Felipe Massa 1’25.599
Row 5 9. Kamui Kobayashi 1’25.626
10. Sebastien Buemi 1’27.066
Toro Rosso
Row 6 11. Michael Schumacher 1’25.971
12. Jaime Alguersuari 1’26.103
Toro Rosso
Row 7 13. Sergio Perez 1’26.108
14. Paul di Resta 1’26.739
Force India
Row 8 15. Pastor Maldonado 1’26.768
16. Adrian Sutil 1’31.407
Force India
Row 9 17. Rubens Barrichello
18. Nick Heidfeld 1’27.239
Row 10 19. Heikki Kovalainen 1’29.254
20. Jarno Trulli 1’29.342
Row 11 21. Timo Glock 1’29.858
22. Jerome d’Ambrosio 1’30.822

107% time in Q1: 1’31.267

Vitantonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan will not start having failed to beat the 107% time.

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  1. Alonso 1.4 off of pole…okay the best of the rest was 0.7 off, but over one lap that’s very very worrying for Ferrari, really surprised they didn’t try a strategy gamble.

    1. He said as much himself on BBC. Being in 5th pretty much OK, but the speed is a big worry.

  2. I’m impressed by Lewis, that he managed to keep behind a Red Bull, the sound of their engine and the light reflected by Webber’s visor. In that order.

  3. The onboard lap looked great. Apart from the mistake in the penultimate corner, perfect. And he had no KERS, incredible. I wonder how the race pace will be.

  4. Top 5 are the championship contenders from 2010. So not much has changed.

  5. 3 rookies altogether on the grid!

    1. Poor Paul. He has Perez, Maldonado, Sutil and Barrichello around him. And I was hoping he would finish the race…

      1. At least Liuzzi’s not in there, otherwise he’s guaranteed a crash.

  6. “Sebastian Vettel takes pole position is Australia with Lewis Hamilton second.” Front page blurb makes no sense.

    1. Eh? I don’t see anything wrong with that. Vettel pole, Hamilton second… I shouldn’t imagine anyone would find it difficult to extract that info from the blurb.

      1. Think they were meaning the use of the word ‘is’ rather than ‘in’.

    2. Unless you were referring to how on earth Hamilton managed second? :P

  7. Big blow to the Ferrari Fan Boys.

  8. Great stuff from Petrov to be sixth and seriously out-qualify Heidfeld. However, I didn’t like the attitude of the Australian commentators, who basically put his performance down to the car despite the fact that Petrov has had the measure of Heidfeld all weekend.

    1. What did Petrov do to upset the Australian commentators? Did they blame him for Webber’s failure to win the championship last season?

  9. I dont think HRT should go home but I can’t help but think it’s a poor show. The season should have started two weeks ago and to not have cars ready for free practice when we are all ready late is not great.

  10. Amazing from Vettel, he’s destroyed Webber :o

    Wow, Hamilton squeezed into 2nd despite a KERS failure!

    Big cheer for Petrov, as one of the few who rated him last season it was lovely to see him in 6th.

    Sutil’s Q2 spin – awesome! :D

    Massa’s Q3 spin – pathetic

    So glad the season’s underway.

  11. somerandomguy
    26th March 2011, 11:23

    When Vettel did that lap I misread it on my fanvision as 1.25.529 and I thought pfff bad lap.

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