2011 British Grand Prix grid

2011 British Grand Prix

Row 1 1. Mark Webber 1’30.399
Red Bull
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’30.431
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’30.516
Ferrari
4. Felipe Massa 1’31.126
Ferrari
Row 3 5. Jenson Button 1’31.898
McLaren
6. Paul di Resta 1’31.929
Force India
Row 4 7. Pastor Maldonado 1’31.933
Williams
8. Kamui Kobayashi 1’32.128
Sauber
Row 5 9. Nico Rosberg 1’32.209
Mercedes
10. Lewis Hamilton 1’32.376
McLaren
Row 6 11. Adrian Sutil 1’32.617
Force India
12. Sergio Perez 1’32.624
Sauber
Row 7 13. Michael Schumacher 1’32.656
Mercedes
14. Vitaly Petrov 1’32.734
Renault
Row 8 15. Rubens Barrichello 1’33.119
Williams
16. Nick Heidfeld 1’33.805
Renault
Row 9 17. Heikki Kovalainen 1’34.821
Lotus
18. Jaime Alguersuari 1’35.245
Toro Rosso
Row 10 19. Sebastien Buemi 1’35.749
Toro Rosso
20. Timo Glock 1’36.203
Virgin
Row 11 21. Jarno Trulli 1’36.456
Lotus
22. Jerome D’Ambrosio 1’37.154
Virgin
Row 12 23. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’37.484
HRT
24. Daniel Ricciardo 1’38.059
HRT

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  1. Shimks said on 9th July 2011, 14:04

    It’s like I’ve been in a coma and woken up in the middle of a completely different season.

    This is MAD!!

    • F1Andy83 said on 9th July 2011, 14:42

      FIA is madness. Hot blowing is ok for McLaren, but not cold blowing is not ok for RedBull. at this point might as well limit their rev to 500 lower than everyone else.

    • sato113 said on 9th July 2011, 22:29

      how come? Red Bull front row lock out.

  2. smokinjoe (@smokinjoe) said on 9th July 2011, 14:05

    omg ! di rasta is in third row ..wow

  3. Eggry (@eggry) said on 9th July 2011, 14:09

    I’m disappointed Ferrari didn’t make it but it’s closest gap over the season. I think Alonso or Massa’s first victory of the season is quite likely! also 3 young guys did brilliant job!

  4. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 9th July 2011, 14:13

    Wow. I can really see how the Renault-powered cars will be at a disadvantage running under the full OTBD ban. First and second on the grid? Why, they’re practically miles behind everyone else!

    Yes, at this point, I’m pretty much running on undiluted sarcasm. But with this result in mind, I really do have to question the whole OTBD saga. People are saying that the FIA are being unfair with last-minute rule changes, but based on this session, I think people have to look a little mroe closely at the Renault teams. Because they’re still dominating qualifying without their concessions whilst the Mercedes-powered teams are struggling with them.

    Maybe the FIA were wrong to fiddle with the rules while no-one was watching, but this result is a pretty strong case for Renault having played fast and loose with the rulebook … and if they hadn’t done it in the first place, the OTBD saga never would have happened.

    • F1Andy83 said on 9th July 2011, 14:44

      FIA is ridiculous, mclaren had no changes to their engine, and rebull had to decrease their cold blowing to 10%, at least be consistent. this whole race is ridiculous.

      • Moo said on 9th July 2011, 17:55

        Just to let you know, McLaren had to tweak their settings as well, since they also had a pretty good system. Limiting it to 10% probably hurt them a lot as well.
        The arguments earlier were to do with how Mercedes engines could use their overrun.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 9th July 2011, 16:25

      I can guess this will not make it easy for Horner and Renault to convince the others about letting them have back their advantage!

      Quite another thing is how the FIA look for changing the interpretation of the rules 3 or 4 times during a GP meeting! That is surely one up for the statistics page later. And a deep in sports governance.

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 9th July 2011, 18:32

      PM I must take exception to your suggestion that Renault played fast and loose with the rule book. Consider please that these engines use direct fuel injection just like a diesel engine and diesel engines have for a very long time used fuel flow rather than air flow to regulate their engine speed and power output so I think it only natural that a modern direct injection engine would follow suit. I know you think the Mercedes (Daimler) engine the best but I can see no other reason than extra exhaust flow for sending unburned fuel into the exhausts on the over-run, but I can now see that you are probably right about the Renault engine using less fuel than the Mercedes and think I now know why.

  5. sam said on 9th July 2011, 14:23

    Get used to being last, Mr Ricciardo. Hope that F1 ride was worth it.. you’ll be spending more time avoiding the lead lap cars than actually racing anyone in front of you.

    • Todfod (@todfod) said on 9th July 2011, 15:02

      Its his first race in f1, and he qualified 0.5s behind a much more experienced teammate who has been driving all season long.

      Maybe you are pulling the judgement trigger a tad too early.

    • Shimks said on 9th July 2011, 16:04

      I’d like to see you do better, sam. What a snide little comment from you!

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 9th July 2011, 16:12

      That’s a pretty misguided view. I can’t recall Karthikeyan being so close and seen as you can only be truly measured against your team mate, I reckon that’s a cracking start.

      • Tom said on 9th July 2011, 16:34

        Given Karthikeyan his due, he was close in China, Spain, and Canada.

        And, anyways, Karthikeyan was never expected to do anymore than finish races, unlike wonder boy.

        • HoHum (@hohum) said on 9th July 2011, 18:37

          I think it is probably a good idea for any new driver in a struggling team not to crash the car, in the circumstances a conservative time was to be expected, but time will tell.

          • BasCB (@bascb) said on 9th July 2011, 19:58

            Yep, and it being in the rain he did wise to be carefull. Its not as if he had a real chance of ending up further than 23rd in the best of cases anyway.

  6. F1Andy83 said on 9th July 2011, 14:40

    Riduculous qualifyin session. Hot blowing is ok for mercedes, but cold blowing is not ok for renaul. FIA is ******* me off last couple of years. its ridiculous.

  7. Todfod (@todfod) said on 9th July 2011, 15:07

    What was Lewis doing staying in for the better part of Q3?!? Maybe he’s taking preserving tyres for the race a tad too seriously. I expected more from him this quali session.

    He also ruined my prediction for the weekend.. argh!

  8. US Williams Fan said on 9th July 2011, 16:16

    good run for Maldonado! I did predict one of the Williams cars to be in Q3 – but I predicted the wrong one.

    Would love to see how he does but the race is not shown live in the US. They took a couple of the best races of the calendar (Montreal, Silverstone) to tape delay.

    Either way…. would like to see Maldonado… and perhaps DiResta break into the top 5!

  9. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 9th July 2011, 16:17

    Good stuff from Ricciardo, Kovalainen, Di Resta, Kobayashi andMaldonado. Awful from Renault and STR.

  10. Fixy (@fixy) said on 9th July 2011, 16:34

    Career-best wualifying for di Resta, Maldonado and Kobayashi!

  11. Mauricio Padron said on 9th July 2011, 18:05

    Thanks God, Maldonado are going to be the real thing, he needs confidence and a better car, if this is it, will be in podium, not this race, perhaps the next

  12. HoHum (@hohum) said on 9th July 2011, 18:43

    I guess it’s up to me to say “well done Mark and good luck tomorrow”

  13. MVEilenstein said on 9th July 2011, 20:17

    Three drivers outside the 107%. Was rain a factor?

  14. th13teen said on 9th July 2011, 20:24

    So the start will go into turn 3 like this; In my opinion!

    Webber
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Button
    Massa
    Rosberg
    Hamilton
    Resta
    etc

    I doubt much difference, except for the fact that Hamilton has had terrible starts recently meaning he will probably have another, The only real advantage he has is that he does not have to wait as long as being at the front of the grid at the start! But besides that, everyone behined him has new tyres and most infront of him will block him! So the silverstone thrill may already have gone, I don’t see button doing very well from his track record!

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