2013 Australian Grand Prix grid

2013 Australian Grand Prix

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’27.407
Red Bull
2. Mark Webber 1’27.827
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Lewis Hamilton 1’28.087
Mercedes
4. Felipe Massa 1’28.49
Ferrari
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’28.493
Ferrari
6. Nico Rosberg 1’28.523
Mercedes
Row 4 7. Kimi Raikkonen 1’28.738
Lotus
8. Romain Grosjean 1’29.013
Lotus
Row 5 9. Paul di Resta 1’29.305
Force India
10. Jenson Button 1’30.357
McLaren
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’38.067
Sauber
12. Adrian Sutil 1’38.134
Force India
Row 7 13. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’38.778
Toro Rosso
14. Daniel Ricciardo 1’39.042
Toro Rosso
Row 8 15. Sergio Perez 1’39.9
McLaren
16. Valtteri Bottas 1’40.29
Williams
Row 9 17. Pastor Maldonado 1’47.614
Williams
18. Esteban Gutierrez 1’47.776
Sauber
Row 10 19. Jules Bianchi 1’48.147
Marussia
20. Max Chilton 1’48.909
Marussia
Row 11 21. Giedo van der Garde 1’49.519
Caterham
22. Charles Pic 1’50.626*
Caterham

*Outside 107% time, will need stewards’ dispensation to start the race.

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70 comments on 2013 Australian Grand Prix grid

  1. Tifoso1989 (@tifoso1989) said on 17th March 2013, 0:46

    The only hope is a dry race otherwise……..

  2. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 17th March 2013, 0:51

    What on earth were Mclaren thinking putting Perez on slicks so early in Q2?

    Slicks weren’t required at any point in Q2, not a single second!
    Poor Perez, got jerked around by the team on that one.

    Still, Lewis, and Nico looking good with the Mercs. :)

    • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 17th March 2013, 0:57

      Worse – they put PER on slicks again after he was struggling a lot in his first stint on slicks. Shows very bad attitude; you need to be flexible in revising your opinion. Fine to try once, but go back to inters if it doesn’t work. And it was plain for everyone to see that slicks were not on at that point.

  3. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 17th March 2013, 0:53

    And so it begins… Quick opinions based on very little data:

    RBR – Much better start than last year. Will be difficult to beat them. As luck has it, I have put some money on VET and RBR already for WDC and WCC.

    Ferrari – Looking good! Especially MAS is really on form – will we see a “Fernando – Felipe is faster than you!”? Just joking, but they might end up quite evenly matched.

    Mercedes – excellent. Let’s hope their form lasts and they have a shot at challenging RBR.

    Lotus – I thought they might be up there with Mercedes, but apparently not. Lots of work to do.

    McL – what a disappointment. Don’t think you can win a world championship with a car that is only good in the dry. Do they have the same problem as Ferrari last year with a new pull-rod design?

    • Do they have the same problem as Ferrari last year with a new pull-rod design?

      With the “accidental push-rod” you mean?

      As far as Mercedes goes, completely agree. Let’s hope their cars last as well, not just their form. 2012 started off on the same foot for Mercedes and it quickly turned into an endless series of technical issues, for Schumacher at least. Nothing is ever what it seems with that team.

  4. Slr (@slr) said on 17th March 2013, 0:57

    I didn’t want a wet race before, but I do now.

  5. wigster (@wigster) said on 17th March 2013, 1:00

    Despite the conditions we’ve ended up with the usual suspects in more less their usual positions right the way down the grid. Watching the cars at the back of the grid start could be pretty interesting as 5 out of the last 7 are rookies starting their 1st f1 race.

  6. nemo87 (@nemo87) said on 17th March 2013, 1:03

    Really happy to see Lewis up there, really wasn’t expecting it! :)
    Being a mclaren fan so so many years its staring to get painful to watch now.. Looks like Mercedes pre season shake up is what they needed.. Take note mclaren! :/

  7. Nomore (@nomore) said on 17th March 2013, 1:05

    ….if Hamilton would have been in Mclaren today, he would have been 3rd anyway

  8. Yappy said on 17th March 2013, 1:05

    Vettel was going quicker on his last lap before he came in. I wonder how demoralizing that would have been.

  9. Nomore (@nomore) said on 17th March 2013, 1:15

    I personally will wait 3-4 races and then make a pecking order of the cars…you can call me crazy but Red Bull in my personal opinion will not win a championship this year.

    p.s i bookmark this page and reread in november…and hope with a big smile in my face

  10. evered7 (@evered7) said on 17th March 2013, 1:32

    So RedBull lock the front row again. But Ferrari and Merc have started strong for a change and Lotus seems to be there too. We haven’t found the race pace of the teams and the tire wear.

    Too early to rule out a RB whitewash for the season and particularly considering Aussie circuit isn’t the best in terms of revealing what is the running order of the teams in terms of performance.
    And then there is in season development :)

    If RB still manage to win both championships, well done to them; then we conclude that the others have not done a good job this year.

  11. evered7 (@evered7) said on 17th March 2013, 1:39

    rule out rule this

  12. Hamilfan (@hamilfan) said on 17th March 2013, 2:32

    ” Sebastian gets p 1 ”

    Oh no , it’s Happened agaaain :( :( :( .But the surprise for me is that Lewis is 3rd :) . But Lewis , I hope, doesn’t crash . I really wan’t webber to win this one :)

  13. bull mello (@bullmello) said on 17th March 2013, 5:10

    The Red Bull runaway predictors could very well be correct, or not. Glad the races need to be run to find out who really wins and loses. This particular qualifying session was run in quite mixed conditions making it difficult to come to terribly reliable predictions in any direction. Thank goodness! I have my favorites, but I mostly hope for close races all season long.

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