2011 Australian Grand Prix grid

2011 Australian Grand Prix

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

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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94 comments on 2011 Australian Grand Prix grid

  1. graigchq (@graigchq) said on 26th March 2011, 7:15

    can anyone confirm if HRT will race or not?

  2. charlieboy (@charlieboy) said on 26th March 2011, 7:18

    I don’t know what to read into this. Isn’t Australia one of those tracks that don’t really show us the cars true pecking order.

    Not going to get to excited until I see a few more races

  3. james_mc said on 26th March 2011, 7:21

    What a ridiculous soliloquy by Vettel! He sounded like a Bond Villain or the leader of a cult!

    I hope the teams vote to allow Hispania in, the 107% rule is a joke. Then again Hispania are too kinda…

    • Enigma (@enigma) said on 26th March 2011, 7:41

      They’re pretty impressive, given the circumstances. Glock is a better driver than Liuzzi, and he beat him by 3 seconds, after testing the whole february, 12 days with the new car. HRT tested for 7 laps.

    • kenneth Ntulume said on 26th March 2011, 17:17

      i like the way you have delivered this……….not eazy to accept the RBR “unique capabilities”

  4. Victor. (@victor) said on 26th March 2011, 7:23

    1) Yay for McLaren being competitive.
    2) Nay for Red Bull being so much ahead.
    3) Despite really not liking Vettel that lap was epic.
    4) Lewis did great without KERS.
    5) Very well done to Petrov.
    6) Kubica please come back.
    7) I’M OFF TO BED.

  5. charlieboy (@charlieboy) said on 26th March 2011, 7:24

    Was Sebs KERS working??

  6. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 26th March 2011, 7:26

    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.

  7. Stefanauss (@stefanauss) said on 26th March 2011, 7:27

    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.

  8. Enigma (@enigma) said on 26th March 2011, 7:28

    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.

  9. Enigma (@enigma) said on 26th March 2011, 7:32

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

  10. box this lap (@sebashuis) said on 26th March 2011, 7:33

    3 rookies altogether on the grid!

  11. robbiepblake (@driftin) said on 26th March 2011, 7:49

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

  12. Spencer said on 26th March 2011, 8:05

    Big blow to the Ferrari Fan Boys.

  13. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 26th March 2011, 8:30

    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.

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

  14. Spencer said on 26th March 2011, 9:44

    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.

  15. Jack Holt said on 26th March 2011, 10:07

    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.

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