2012 United States Grand Prix grid

2012 United States Grand Prix

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’35.657
Red Bull
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’35.766
McLaren
Row 2 3. Mark Webber 1’36.174
Red Bull
4. Kimi Raikkonen 1’36.708
Lotus
Row 3 5. Michael Schumacher 1’36.794
Mercedes
6. Nico Hulkenberg 1’37.141
Force India
Row 4 7. Fernando Alonso 1’37.3
Ferrari
8. Romain Grosjean* 1’36.587
Lotus
Row 5 9. Pastor Maldonado 1’37.842
Williams
10. Bruno Senna 1’37.604
Williams
Row 6 11. Felipe Massa** 1’36.937
Ferrari
12. Jenson Button 1’37.616
McLaren
Row 7 13. Paul di Resta 1’37.665
Force India
14. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’37.879
Toro Rosso
Row 8 15. Sergio Perez 1’38.206
Sauber
16. Kamui Kobayashi 1’38.437
Sauber
Row 9 17. Nico Rosberg 1’38.501
Mercedes
18. Daniel Ricciardo 1’39.114
Toro Rosso
Row 10 19. Timo Glock 1’40.056
Marussia
20. Charles Pic 1’40.664
Marussia
Row 11 21. Vitaly Petrov 1’40.809
Caterham
22. Heikki Kovalainen 1’41.166
Caterham
Row 12 23. Pedro de la Rosa 1’42.011
HRT
24. Narain Karthikeyan 1’42.74
HRT

*Five-place penalty for gearbox change
**Five-place penalty for gearbox change

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122 comments on 2012 United States Grand Prix grid

  1. First of all, it’s gonna be a miracle if they get through turn 1 without at least a couple of retirements tomorrow.

    Second of all, nothing looks like it could play in Alonso’s favour tomorrow and as much as I’d like to see the fight for the WDC get taken to Brazil, I seriously doubt that will happen. This time, the car is not fast enough, the tyres don’t work well enough on that car and Alonso doesn’t seem to understand it that well and get the most out of it, apparently (he was more than 0.5s slower than Massa in all Q sessions). And Vettel is absolutely flying. And there’s Hamilton, Webber and Raikkonen to get past tomorrow (provided Schumi and Hulk slip back and Massa gets out of the way). And there’s Maldonado and Grosjean nearby at the start. And between Vettel and Alonso guess who’s more likely to get involved into a potential massive coming together in turn 1?

    Unless the alternator-gods have their say or Hamilton t-bones Seb, the championship gets decided tomorrow. I just can’t see another way…

  2. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 18th November 2012, 12:58

    I actually don’t think this is too bad for Alonso. We all know how good he is at making up places at the start or at least over the first couple of laps. I have more faith in his ability to climb in to the top 5 than to defend in the F2012 had he qualified higher up. He’s still well poised.

  3. PhilEReid (@philereid) said on 18th November 2012, 14:54

    I’m actually rather excited to see how Schumacher’s race will go. Starting from 5th, he’ll probably get a rocket start. Could he be up right at the front early on? It’s possible, and will shake thing up a bit if he does.
    It is far too much to ask, but it would be brilliant if he was first going into the first corner, just to see how that goes. It would really make a mess of Red Bull’s day due to their lack of top speed.

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