Mark Webber, Red Bull, Istanbul, 2011

2011 Turkish Grand Prix grid

2011 Turkish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’25.049
Red Bull-Renault
2. Mark Webber 1’25.454
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Nico Rosberg 1’25.574
4. Lewis Hamilton 1’25.595
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’25.851
6. Jenson Button 1’25.982
Row 4 7. Vitaly Petrov 1’26.296
8. Michael Schumacher 1’26.646
Row 5 9. Nick Heidfeld 1’26.659
10. Felipe Massa No time
Row 6 11. Rubens Barrichello 1’26.764
12. Adrian Sutil 1’27.027
Force India
Row 7 13. Paul di Resta 1’27.124
Force India-Mercedes
14. Pastor Maldonado 1’27.236
Row 8 15. Sergio Perez 1’27.244
16. Sebastien Buemi 1’27.255
Toro Rosso
Row 9 17. Jaime Alguersuari 1’27.572
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
18. Heikki Kovalainen 1’28.78
Row 10 19. Jarno Trulli 1’29.673
20. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’30.692
Row 11 21. Timo Glock 1’30.813
22. Narain Karthikeyan 1’31.564
Row 12 24. Jerome d’Ambrosio* 1’30.445
23. Kamui Kobayashi No time

107% time in Q1: 1’34.995

*Five-place penalty for ignoring yellow flags in practice

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33 comments on “2011 Turkish Grand Prix grid”

  1. 0.21s between qualifying 3rd and having the chance to jump into 2nd and qualifying 4th and being vulnerable to 5th into Turn 1. That’s Formula 1 for you.

    Good effort by Rosberg.

    1. Certainly agree with that!

      1. Yeah. Vettel, Rosberg and Alonso have the advantage of the clear side of the grid, but remember it’s an unusually short run from the front rows to Turn 1, like Melbourne, so that might not be a big problem for Mark and Lewis at all.

        Besides as usual they’re going to have the ideal line exiting Turn 1, so they could ‘help’ Rosberg and Alonso respectively to reach the grass or back off as well.

      2. Okay… Empirical evidence from Keith’s pre-race analysis all but undermines my arguments. :)

    2. 0.021s you mean

  2. Any news on if Schumacher will get a penalty for blatantly blocking Hamilton?

    1. I’d be surprised, condsidering it didn’t cost him anything in the end. A slap on the wrist maybe, but nothing more.

      1. That’s all he can expect. I think we would have heard something from Whitmarsh by now if that was the case.

        1. Yes but its not really the point is it? He still did something wrong so he should be penalized. You just cant say “Well he didnt end up losing anything, so we wont punish him”

          1. That’s not the attitude they took to Vettel running off the track in Melbourne, was it ;)

            (Yes I know it’s the same for everyone, but it’s silly)

          2. You can’t always see things so black and white, he was probably changing a setting on his steering wheel and not realising he was behind him.

            If it was Q3 and he blocked him, I would say penalty for sure.

  3. Did everyone in Q3 drive on hard tyres?

    1. No they all used softs as usual.

      1. I thought soft tyres… My question was suposed to be “if anybody in Q3 drove on hard tyres instead of soft” (to save soft tyres for tommorow race)

        1. As Keith said they all used softs, but Massa didn’t set a lap so he could be starting on hards.

          1. Thats it. Curious what Ferrari were thinking there though!

          2. The hards worked for Webber last race, maybe get them out the way and use Softs for the next 2 stints.

  4. A fantastic top three. Impressive time from Vettel. Happy for Webber, he looked really pleased with that. Well done Rosberg! Top stuff.

    1. He looked pleased but in h is heart, he should be worryinng about the gap he has to Vettel, .4 of a sec in the same car. Looks like last season for the Aussie in Austrian team.

      1. Not really in the same car. They said on the BBC that Vettel ran the old rear end because his new one got buried in the barrier on Friday. Absolutely his own fault i know, but it should still make Webber a little bit quicker. Though i have no clue what that update was, so it could also just be some KERS cooling, which would explain why Webbers KERS seemed to work just fine all weekend, where Vettel still had a few problems. But yes a very worrying gap indeed.

    2. Happy for his best qualifying result of the season surely, but not completely becuase he was forced to watch the other drivers get near to him and he couldn’t improve his lap time. He knew he was going to be second in the best circumstances, but he would have wanted to try and become first.

  5. I actually have a question: is Kamui Kobayashi allowed to start tomorrow? Since he hasn’t set a time during qualifying. Can he still participate despite the 107% rule?

    1. He will be allowed to start – but I’m wondering why Keith has put him in front of D’Ambrosio.

      Won’t he be starting from the pitlane?

      1. D’Ambrosio recieved a 5 place penalty for passing under yellows during FP3, apparently.

        1. I know about the penalty, but I think Kamui will have to start from the pitlane. I remember Alonso doing that in Monaco…

          1. I think they are only forced to start from the pitlane if they need to work on the car too long. When the car is not out on the grid before a certain time it needs to start from the pitlane.

          2. Alonso did not even get the car out for Qualifying. All cars that go on the grid have to be in parc ferme after finishing their Qualli runs (they pushed Kobayashi’s car there).
            Alonso’s car never got there with Ferrari still working on it all saturday, therefore he had to start from the pitlane.

      2. D’Ambrosio received a five place penalty for overtaking under yellow flags in practice.

      3. shows kobayashi starting last, stating special permission has been granted by the stewards. they’ve got d’ambrosio in at 23.

    2. I was about to ask the same question.

      Why is he allowed to start? Anyone have a clear explanation? As it is, setting a laptime is worse than not doing any runs at all?

      Sorry for the stupid question, but it got me wondering :P

      1. He didn’t set a lap time withing 107%, but he can be allowed by the stewards (or is it the FIA? not sure…) to race. He set laptimes within 107% in practices so I’m pretty sure they’ll allow him to race.

      2. They said, when re-introducing the rules, that under special circumstances drivers would have been allowed to race. Kobayashi’s pace is well under the 107%, therefore he gets to race, becuase his lack of a competitive time in Q1 was due to a mechanical failure.

  6. Michael Schumacher now an also-ran confirmed.

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