2012 Spanish Grand Prix grid

2012 Spanish Grand Prix

Row 1 1. Pastor Maldonado 1’22.285
Williams
2. Fernando Alonso 1’22.302
Ferrari
Row 2 3. Romain Grosjean 1’22.424
Lotus
4. Kimi Raikkonen 1’22.497
Lotus
Row 3 5. Sergio Perez 1’22.533
Sauber
6. Nico Rosberg 1’23.005
Mercedes
Row 4 7. Sebastian Vettel No time
Red Bull
8. Michael Schumacher No time
Mercedes
Row 5 9. Kamui Kobayashi No time
Sauber
10. Jenson Button 1’22.944
McLaren
Row 6 11. Mark Webber 1’22.977
Red Bull
12. Paul di Resta 1’23.125
Force India
Row 7 13. Nico Hulkenberg 1’23.177
Force India
14. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’23.265
Toro Rosso
Row 8 15. Daniel Ricciardo 1’23.442
Toro Rosso
16. Felipe Massa 1’23.444
Ferrari
Row 9 17. Bruno Senna 1’24.981
Williams
18. Vitaly Petrov 1’25.277
Caterham
Row 10 19. Heikki Kovalainen 1’25.507
Caterham
20. Charles Pic 1’26.582
Marussia
Row 11 21. Timo Glock 1’27.022
Marussia
22. Pedro de la Rosa 1’27.555
HRT
Row 12 23. Narain Karthikeyan 1’31.122
HRT
24. Lewis Hamilton* 1’21.707
McLaren

*Sent to back of grid for stopping on track after his final lap

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94 comments on 2012 Spanish Grand Prix grid

  1. Jason12 said on 12th May 2012, 15:41

    It seems Button needs the car to be absolutely perfect to perform.
    Otherwise he just disappears into mediocrity.

    • Bigbadderboom (@bigbadderboom) said on 12th May 2012, 16:08

      WDC= Mediocrity, not an equation i’m familiar with, normally i don’t comment on the disrespectful stuff, but really if thats trully your thoughts perhaps you watch the wrong sport.

      • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 12th May 2012, 17:22

        WDC can sometimes be won by a mediocre driver. See Jacques Villeneuve. His career after 1997 wasn’t glorious.

      • Mads (@mads) said on 12th May 2012, 17:23

        @bigbadderboom
        So because he is world champion he can’t have faults?

      • Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 12th May 2012, 17:35

        Look, I don’t want to start the “Lewis – Jenson, who is better?” but I agree with Jason to an extent.

        Both are world champions and have enough experience. Jenson finds understeer or balance issues etc. and the Lewis would also be suffering such problems at some point but still we never see Lewis going too slow. Lewis digs deep and finds time even when the car has issues while Jenson needs a car that is obedient. Jenson can’t control a brat :)

  2. IsaacTham (@isaactham) said on 12th May 2012, 16:09

    Just asking, when was the last time Hamilton failed to get through into Q3? His Q3 streak must have been extremely long, long enough for the record books I reckon! Last time I remember was Malaysia 2010.

  3. Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 12th May 2012, 16:56

    Raikkonen’s time was 1’22.487 not 1’22.497

  4. jackal40 (@jackal40) said on 12th May 2012, 18:04

    I have to say, I find it disappointing to see Q3 happen with 3+ drivers not bothering to come out on track and set a qualifying time. Is that bothering other fans, or am I alone in this.

    • Ken (@myxomatosis) said on 12th May 2012, 18:38

      You’re not alone, I found it dissapointing too. A lot of people did. I was really looking forward to Q3. But at least a couple of drivers went for it.

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 12th May 2012, 21:12

      @jackal40 It doesn’t bother me too much to be honest. It’s just another strategic element for me.

      I think that it at least provides some fresh rubber for the top 10, which helps liven things up.

  5. Michael (@michaelf1) said on 12th May 2012, 19:53

    OMG! MALDONADOS ON POLE!

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 12th May 2012, 21:01

    What a thoroughly messed up grid, especially now Hamilton has had his marching orders.

    Maldonado qualifying 2nd on merit is impressive, really impressive. Williams have had a tumultuous time this season already with Adam Parr leaving so it’s good they can remain focussed and hopefully use this recent turn in fortune to attract some more attention to the team.

    Both Sauber’s in the top 10? Superb. These guys are pretty good to their tyres usually so here’s hoping they use that to their advantage tomorrow, particularly Kobayashi having a fresh(er) set will help them too.

    Pic and Petrov managed to turn the tables in their respective teams as well.

    We’re on for a potential classic tomorrow. Even if we have a usual finish there needs to be plenty of action for it to happen.

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