2013 British Grand Prix grid

2013 British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Silverstone, 2013

Row 1 1. Lewis Hamilton 1’29.607
Mercedes
2. Nico Rosberg 1’30.059
Mercedes
Row 2 3. Sebastian Vettel 1’30.211
Red Bull
4. Mark Webber 1’30.22
Red Bull
Row 3 5. Daniel Ricciardo 1’30.757
Toro Rosso
6. Adrian Sutil 1’30.908
Force India
Row 4 7. Romain Grosjean 1’30.955
Lotus
8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’30.962
Lotus
Row 5 9. Fernando Alonso 1’30.979
Ferrari
10. Jenson Button 1’31.649
McLaren
Row 6 11. Felipe Massa 1’31.779
Ferrari
12. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’31.785
Toro Rosso
Row 7 13. Sergio Perez 1’32.082
McLaren
14. Nico Hulkenberg 1’32.211
Sauber
Row 8 15. Pastor Maldonado 1’32.359
Williams
16. Valtteri Bottas 1’32.664
Williams
Row 9 17. Esteban Gutierrez 1’32.666
Sauber
18. Charles Pic 1’33.866
Caterham
Row 10 19. Jules Bianchi 1’34.108
Marussia
20. Max Chilton 1’35.858
Marussia
Row 11 21. Giedo van der Garde* 1’35.481
Caterham
22. Paul di Resta** 1’30.736
Force India

*Ten place penalty for causing a collision with Nico Hulkenberg
**Excluded from qualifying for failing weight check

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  1. 72defender (@72defender) said on 29th June 2013, 14:06

    Sweet!

  2. ka (@ka12) said on 29th June 2013, 14:07

    Alonso for win :)

  3. Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:08

    What is it with Ferrari? We know you aren’t good at qualifying, but seriously, FA at 10th? He ain’t no championship contender no more the way things are going. #crushed #dissapoiunted #defeated

    • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:08

      @dissapointed

    • Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 29th June 2013, 14:14

      I’m not giving up just yet @shreyasf1fan, there are still 11 races to go (tomorrow included). There are still plenty of points on the table

      • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:21

        @force-maikel Also, 7 races and 8 qualifying sessions have passed. No poles. In fact, they are deteriorating. Also, in the eleven remaining races, do you expect Vettel will not score? That guy, as much as I hate him, will score a lot more! It’s not about how many points are up for grabs – it is about how many of them Alonso will be able to take, especially with Vettel out there grabbing points “from the table” like a brilliant maniac.

    • Joshua Mesh (@joshua-mesh) said on 29th June 2013, 14:58

      Lotus and Ferrari designed a car that puts less heat into their tyres in order to increase the tyres life. It worked really well at the start of the year before politics and the moaning of the fans forced them to change the tyres from the softer compounds to the hardest compounds.

      Ferrari and Lotus simply cannot get the same level of heat into the tyres that Merc and RBR can. So instead of the tyre becoming like tar and extracting the designs intended level of grip, Ferrari and Lotus’s tyres simply grain because they dont reach a high enough temp. That means their tyres dont last long and also dont give as much grip.

      So Lotus and Ferrari have been royally screwed and the two teams who were struggling (Merc and RBR) have been handed the advantage.

  4. David-A (@david-a) said on 29th June 2013, 14:09

    Very impressive pole from Hamilton, as well as great performances from Di Resta, Ricciardo. Nice to see Grosjean getting a good lap in to get ahead of Raikkonen.

    Vettel shouldn’t be too displeased, his title rivals on the 5th row. Plus he can get #40 in front of his home crowd.

  5. Aimal (@aimalkhan) said on 29th June 2013, 14:09

    How does Ferrari expect to win with a car that is so abysmal in qualifying. It was pretty good at the start of the year. so how have they gone backwards?

    • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 29th June 2013, 14:12

      It’s incredible to see how terrible Ferrari are on Saturday. They started out the season fighting with Lotus for a spot on the 3rd row, and now they’re back to their early 2012 form of barely getting into Q3. Once again if Ferrari end up just falling short of the Championship at the end of the year they’ll have nothing to blame but their abysmal qualifying performance.

      • Aimal (@aimalkhan) said on 29th June 2013, 14:18

        Alonso qualified 3rd for three races in a row from Malaysia to Bahrain. So obviously the car wasnt terrible. It had race pace and quali pace. what i don’t understand is how can they maintain their race pace but lose most of their quali pace in a few races time?

        • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 29th June 2013, 14:26

          Yes, exactly! It’s especially troubling considering the team have been constantly saying that they’re trying to improve their qualifying pace.

          If they can’t even maintain their qualifying performance, let alone improve it, what chance do they have of ever starting on or near enough to pole to consistently challenge for victory and thereby the championship?!
          I had such high hopes after Spain, thinking “maybe this is Alonso’s year!” but now I can’t see Ferrari mounting a consistent challenge to Red Bull in the driver’s championship. Depressing isn’t a strong enough word for what I’m feeling.

    • Joshua Mesh (@joshua-mesh) said on 29th June 2013, 15:01

      Thanks to Perreli who changed the allocation to the hardest compounds (because they didnt want 4 stops), the Ferrari and Lotus simply cannot put the amount of heat into their tyres that the Merc and RBR can. Their tyres never get into the sweet spot and just grain.

      Screwed by politics.

  6. qwertyu said on 29th June 2013, 14:10

    kimi and fernando can say goodbye to championship

    • Traverse (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:13

      And Hamilton can say hello to the championship! A fact that I’m very happy about!!

      • Traverse (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:14

        Or maybe I’ve spoken too soon…

        • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 29th June 2013, 14:16

          Yeah, quite premature. One pole doesn’t mean he’s in contention based on previous Merc performance on Sunday.

        • Traverse (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:26

          @colossal-squid & @shreyasf1fan
          Let me clarify – Hamilton has a genuine chance of winning the WDC.

          • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 29th June 2013, 14:30

            @hellotraverse Well he’s 55 points behind Vettel as of now, with a car that appears to still haven’t gotten on to of its tyre problems in the race. Vettel is right behind him tomorrow with a great chance of victory.

            I’d be astonished if a car that chewed its tyres so much it went from 2nd to 12th in Spain won the WDC. I’ve been wrong before, but I doubt he’s a contender. ATM, there’s only one contender and it’s Vettel.

          • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 29th June 2013, 15:11

            @colossal-squid
            ATM, there’s only one contender and it’s Vettel.
            Depressingly true.

            @hellotraverse : Really? He is 55 points behind Vettel and is no match in the race. So you must be typing in your sleep – a new condition called “sleeptyping” LOL :)

    • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:13

      They sure can- I am a defeated ALO fan right now. No matter how fast you are in the race – does it really matter if you start up at 10th?

  7. Eggry (@eggry) said on 29th June 2013, 14:10

    a great lap from Hamilton but Ferrari is very disappointing. I don’t think Mercedes could match Red Bull in the race and Ferrari is struggling with harder compound. It might be the end of the championship unless the trend stops.

    • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 29th June 2013, 14:14

      It might be the end of the championship unless the trend stops.

      I wouldn’t be so quick to write it off just yet. After all, we saw Vettel come from 40-odd points down to win the title last year, so the same could happen here. It’s unlikely, but if Hamilton wins every race from now until the end of the season, he will be champion – even if Vettel finishes second in every race.

      • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:28

        Yeah, Vettel did recover 40 points. But the car he has is an all-rounder. Alonso’s isn’t – as it has been clear for the world to see. FA, terminate your contract with Ferrari – RBR will pay anything to get you in place of Webber! And what fun to watch team battles between Alonso and Vettel! Sadly, never gonna happen.

      • OmarR-Pepper (@omarr-pepper) said on 29th June 2013, 14:30

        @prisoner-monkeys we haven’t seen a race-effective Mercedes yet, just talking about reducing the distance in points from Vettel. It’s unlikely, I agree, especially because you are assuming something which hasn’t happened yet: Hamilton winning in a Mercedes

  8. Drezone said on 29th June 2013, 14:14

    I suppose Ricciardo wants the red bull seat more than anyone as he definitely responded better than Jev or raikkonen

  9. John H (@john-h) said on 29th June 2013, 14:14

    Vettel was disappointed at the end of quali, but for me he should have been delighted – perhaps he didn’t know where Kimi and Alonso had qualified. The championship is effectively over.

  10. Traverse (@) said on 29th June 2013, 14:19

    I see that Ricciardo and di Resta upped their game now that there’s a vacant seat at RBR, they both appear to have renewed impetus. Also an embarrassing performance from mcLaren and a surprisingly weak performance from Ferrari.

  11. Gill (@gill) said on 29th June 2013, 14:20

    Why is Alonso known as the COMPLETE driver. he cant qualify when it matters… and its coming from a die hard Alonso fan

  12. Diego (@ironcito) said on 29th June 2013, 14:20

    Still more than half the season to go, but Vettel appears to be well on his way to his fourth championship.

  13. tmax (@tmax) said on 29th June 2013, 14:29

    Lewis has got some special speed after those adventurous flights with the Red Arrows… Great Job Lewis…. good to see you on Pole….

    Vettel did a good lap too …… not enough to beat the Mercs….

    And what so ever happened to that Ferrari… They were a good car all year long till now….. Does that mean others made a step forward and Ferrari is still same as the start of the year….

    and Oh yeah I am starting to Notice that Force India Cars now…. They are getting close to the front runners…..

  14. bezza695 (@bezza695) said on 29th June 2013, 14:32

    What a lap by Lewis, Di Resta and it seem Ricciardo is getting closer to the Red Bull seat, been impressive all season.
    Mercedes aren’t in as bad of a position as normal, they have 3 fresh sets of hard tyres but I still see them going backwards

    • nackavich (@nackavich) said on 30th June 2013, 4:34

      Ricciardo is a pretty neat qualifier, definitely getting more out of the car over one lap than Vergne for most of this and last season.
      Would be interesting to see how’d he fare next to another qualifying specialist in Vettel

  15. mhop (@mhop) said on 29th June 2013, 14:33

    Great job again by di Resta.

    He’s finished higher than where he qualified at every race this year. Will we see a repeat tomorrow?

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