2012 Belgian Grand Prix grid

2012 Belgian Grand Prix

Row 1 1. Jenson Button 1’47.573
McLaren
2. Kamui Kobayashi 1’47.871
Sauber
Row 2 3. Kimi Raikkonen 1’48.205
Lotus
4. Sergio Perez 1’48.219
Sauber
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’48.313
Ferrari
6. Pastor Maldonado* 1’47.893
Williams
Row 4 7. Lewis Hamilton 1’48.394
McLaren
8. Romain Grosjean 1’48.538
Lotus
Row 5 9. Paul di Resta 1’48.89
Force India
10. Sebastian Vettel 1’48.792
Red Bull
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’48.855
Force India
12. Mark Webber** 1’48.392
Red Bull
Row 7 13. Michael Schumacher 1’49.081
Mercedes
14. Felipe Massa 1’49.147
Ferrari
Row 8 15. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’49.354
Toro Rosso
16. Daniel Ricciardo 1’49.543
Toro Rosso
Row 9 17. Bruno Senna 1’50.088
Williams
18. Heikki Kovalainen 1’51.739
Caterham
Row 10 19. Vitaly Petrov 1’51.967
Caterham
20. Timo Glock 1’52.336
Marussia
Row 11 21. Pedro de la Rosa 1’53.03
HRT
22. Charles Pic 1’53.493
Marussia
Row 12 23. Nico Rosberg** 1’50.181
Mercedes
24. Narain Karthikeyan 1’54.989
HRT

*Three-place penalty for impeding Nico Hulkenberg
**Five-place penalty for gearbox change

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74 comments on 2012 Belgian Grand Prix grid

  1. Maksutov (@maksutov) said on 1st September 2012, 14:26

    Impressive by PM. One can only compare where Senna finished. Saubers out qualified the Ferrari’s. And, I must say JB picked the right setup & nailed it for his driving style. He should be pretty strong for the race. I hope JB continues like this, maybe all that Triathlon really helped him!! Haha..

  2. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 1st September 2012, 14:30

    A wonderfully mixed up grid. The Sauber’s will be a headache for the big teams and Maldonado might provide the fear factor. Honourable mentions go to De La Rosa for beating a Marussia, Vergne for beating Ricciardo and Kobayashi for beating Perez.

  3. gwenouille (@gwenouille) said on 1st September 2012, 14:32

    I may be wrong, but i think JB has the 3 best laps of the afternoon !
    Am i right ?

  4. Prediction : Buttom-Raikkonen-Perez
    Fantasy : Alonso-Kobayashi-Webber jeje

  5. Chaplinez (@) said on 1st September 2012, 14:36

    *Congrats to JB for having his first pole for Mclaren since 2009.
    *I’m quite happy with the grid because Alonso is in front of LH,MW and SV.

  6. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 1st September 2012, 14:36

    “Raikkonen will get pole!” they said. “He’s the master of Spa!” they said.

  7. MahavirShah (@mahavirshah) said on 1st September 2012, 14:54

    Pastor-Perez-Hamilton line astern?? Ye Gods this can only end well :) ! Not to mention Kamui in there as well. You might as well play The Ride of the Valkyries at the start.

  8. I agree. After all the hype, I thought the lotus were going to be on pole. Unfortunately they were unable to do so and it is becoming the norm. Even though, they didn’t live up to the hyped , I reckon the lotus team to be a contender for the win since they along with the Ferraris always have better race pace that the likes of mclaren, Williams or even the Saubers.

  9. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 1st September 2012, 15:31

    Karthikeyan nearly 2 seconds off of de la Rosa….he’s just not good enough.

  10. Asif (@) said on 1st September 2012, 16:23

    Almost perfect for Alonso with his main title rivals behind him. Could he extend his lead yet again while not even finishing on the podium. Amazing run of form for him thus far!

  11. Nickpkr said on 1st September 2012, 16:52

    Maldonado penalty again, well he will be one dangerous driver tomorrow !
    For Alonso this grid end up as good as Pole !

  12. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 1st September 2012, 19:22

    Sad to see another shocker from Senna, and also the Caterhams are nowhere.

    • Shocker? For who?

      Seriously…we all knew somewhere deep inside Hungaroring was a one-off performance. He’s just back to his old slow self now. No shocker. :)

      • xeroxpt (@) said on 1st September 2012, 23:29

        At Hungary Senna disappointed as well that Williams has enough quality to be up top every race, we are talking about a driver that was beaten by Chandok, for Christ sake.

  13. xeroxpt (@) said on 1st September 2012, 23:24

    I look at that grid and the first though in my mind is “MASSIVE CRASH!” like in 09 with Romain, Lewis and Button and some more guys, the guys that opted for high down wings are going to suffer so much right a the start it will bunch it up in one gigantic crash. You read this first here at 11:24pm

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