2013 Bahrain Grand Prix grid

2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2013

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’32.33
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’32.584
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’32.667
4. Felipe Massa 1’33.207
Row 3 5. Paul di Resta 1’33.235
Force India
6. Adrian Sutil 1’33.246
Force India
Row 4 7. Mark Webber* 1’33.078
Red Bull
8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’33.327
Row 5 9. Lewis Hamilton** 1’32.762
10. Jenson Button No time
Row 6 11. Romain Grosjean 1’33.762
12. Sergio Perez 1’33.914
Row 7 13. Daniel Ricciardo 1’33.974
Toro Rosso
14. Nico Hulkenberg 1’33.976
Row 8 15. Valtteri Bottas 1’34.105
16. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’34.284
Toro Rosso
Row 9 17. Pastor Maldonado 1’34.425
18. Charles Pic 1’35.283
Row 10 19. Jules Bianchi 1’36.178
20. Giedo van der Garde 1’36.304
Row 11 21. Max Chilton 1’36.476
22. Esteban Gutierrez*** 1’34.73

*Three-place penalty for colliding with Jean-Eric Vergne
**Five-place penalty for gearbox change
***Five-place penalty for colliding with Adrian Sutil

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73 comments on 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix grid

  1. MB (@muralibhats) said on 20th April 2013, 13:24

    only consolation for RAI is that hamilton starts behind him.

  2. Illusive (@illusive) said on 20th April 2013, 13:26

    I wonder how many stops for Massa.

  3. Manter MBS (@sridharbhanu) said on 20th April 2013, 13:30

    Nice performance by the Force Indias. Hope they wil convert this into a bagful points tomorrow!

  4. Manter MBS (@sridharbhanu) said on 20th April 2013, 13:30

    Nice performance by the Force Indias. Hope they will convert this into a bagful points tomorrow!

  5. hotwheels said on 20th April 2013, 13:32

    When will Lotus realise they’re dicing with trouble by only giving Kimi and Romain one shot at the fast lap? So frustrating!

  6. panache (@panache) said on 20th April 2013, 13:35

    Nice qualifying. Brilliant lap from Rosberg considering that most people probably didn’t think he was in contention for pole today. He really nailed it on a difficult circuit where many drivers were making mistakes that cost them today with small margins between the cars. This includes Perez, Grosjean, Raikkonen, Webber, Hamilton and Alonso – quite the list isn’t it. I suspect that both Mercedes will go backwards in the race tomorrow though, they just seem to be struggling with rear tyre degradation which has been their achilles heel for quite a long time now. The Force Indias have looked fast all weekend but especially in Q2 today. They have a great opportunity tomorrow. I was a bit surprised not to see Button set a time in Q3 considering that three of the top ten cars were 9 tenths off pole, although even Vettel was 2.5 tenths behind Rosbergs lap so the gap to Button could have been more than a second even if he set a time. Should be a good race tomorrow.

  7. R.J. O'Connell (@rjoconnell) said on 20th April 2013, 13:35

    Alonso had another good Q3 run, and a great pole lap from Rosberg after the team’s struggles on Friday! Though my other favorites are sadly well down the grid, 12th and 17th this time. Whatever upgrades Caterham put on Pic’s car seemed to work well, outstripping Bianchi by almost a second.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Massa win this one at all, but it remains to be seen if his strategy will pay off.

  8. rahul1810 (@rahul1810) said on 20th April 2013, 13:58

    Great lap by Massa to put in such a good time on the Hards. The difference in pace between the tyres is not huge but difference in wearing is significant. Would be very interesting to see the strategy they follow, whether they are able to keep he likes of Kimi behind and most importantly whether Ferrari are able to give him the strategic advantage over his team mate.

    Ferrari camp will be a very interesting place to be.

  9. Rahim.RG (@rahim-rg) said on 20th April 2013, 14:04

    Great lap by Rosberg…Alonso must be smiling after seeing Raikkonen 8th on the grid…really disappointed with Raikkonen’s Lap…surely there must have been a mistake…i bet Lotus will be thinking of a 2 stop strategy for Kimi tomorrow…

  10. MahavirShah (@mahavirshah) said on 20th April 2013, 15:22

    Is this the best ever qualifying for Force India when both drivers are considered? I don’t think they’ve ever qualified this well before. They have shown good pace over long runs and hopefully they can take advantage of any incidents ahead during the race.

  11. Kimi4WDC said on 21st April 2013, 2:14

    I wonder if Rosberg destroyed his tyres with that lap.

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