2013 Spanish Grand Prix grid

2013 Spanish Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Circuit de Cataunya, Barcelona, 2013

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’20.718
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’20.972
Row 2 3. Sebastian Vettel 1’21.054
Red Bull
4. Kimi Raikkonen 1’21.177
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’21.218
6. Romain Grosjean 1’21.308
Row 4 7. Mark Webber 1’21.57
Red Bull
8. Sergio Perez 1’22.069
Row 5 9. Felipe Massa* 1’21.219
10. Paul di Resta 1’22.233
Force India
Row 6 11. Daniel Ricciardo 1’22.127
Toro Rosso
12. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’22.166
Toro Rosso
Row 7 13. Adrian Sutil 1’22.346
Force India
14. Jenson Button 1’22.355
Row 8 15. Nico Hulkenberg 1’22.389
16. Valtteri Bottas 1’23.26
Row 9 17. Pastor Maldonado 1’23.318
18. Giedo van der Garde 1’24.661
Row 10 19. Esteban Gutierrez* 1’22.793
20. Jules Bianchi 1’24.713
Row 11 21. Max Chilton 1’24.996
22. Charles Pic 1’25.07

*Three-place penalty for impeding Mark Webber
*Three-place penalty for impeding Kimi Raikkonen

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67 comments on 2013 Spanish Grand Prix grid

  1. Looking at that, I have a feeling Lotus might try a 2-stop like in Australia, where the other top teams may be restricted to a 3-stop…

  2. ME4ME (@me4me) said on 11th May 2013, 15:17

    Great lap by Rosberg, and also Vettel putting in a good Q3 lap. Hamiltons’ lap was a bit scrappy, and Webber.. well he’s supposted to be a great qualifier at Catalunya, but he’s nowhere, half a second of his team-mate. I expected Alonso a bit higher up, the Ferrari has been quick all weekend.
    For tomorrow i expect a fierce battle between Vettel, Raikkonen and Alonso (as usual, 2013). Raikkonen probably wins.

  3. Atticus (@atticus-2) said on 11th May 2013, 15:20

    Does anyone know if someone ran his best Q3 time on hards and/or used tyres?

  4. Diceman (@diceman) said on 11th May 2013, 15:33

    What? Van der Garde was actually the best backmarker?

    • Nick (@npf1) said on 11th May 2013, 16:22

      He’s no Senna, but he isn’t as terrible as some of the motorsport media make him out to be. He just took too long to get into F1.

      • Diceman (@diceman) said on 11th May 2013, 17:20

        Yeah I didn’t really mean to claim he’s terrible, I was just surprised he suddenly beat Pic who was over a second better in Bahrain 3 weeks ago. Now let’s wait and see what he can do tomorrow.

  5. Frishy101 (@frishy101) said on 11th May 2013, 15:53

    Ted Kravitz on Twitter.

    Both Massa and Gutierrez get 3 place grid penalties for impeding in qualy.

  6. kbdavies (@kbdavies) said on 11th May 2013, 15:56

    Lewis had more pace under him as the Q3 lap was qite scrappy and was quite lucky not to end up on the 2nd row. I was wondering why the team left his run till the dying minutes of Q3, thereby putting him under unnecessary pressure – He makes mistakes when he is under pressure. He should have done like Rosberg – come out early, then go again.

    • Hamilton only had 1 set of new tyres for Q3, Rosberg had 2. He used his first set to get his ‘eye’ in.

      Hamilton didnt make a mistake under pressure, if you look at the sector times, Rosberg was less than a tenth up in each one.

  7. Master firelee (@master-firelee) said on 11th May 2013, 16:35

    I like how close the Mid-field is, Toro Rosso seem to have improved to the level of Force India/Mclaren, and Sauber seem to have done the same.

  8. Well done ROSBERG! Perfect lap.

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