Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2013

2013 Belgian Grand Prix grid

2013 Belgian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2013

Row 1 1. Lewis Hamilton 2’01.012
2. Sebastian Vettel 2’01.200
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Mark Webber 2’01.325
Red Bull
4. Nico Rosberg 2’02.251
Row 3 5. Paul di Resta 2’02.332
Force India
6. Jenson Button 2’03.075
Row 4 7. Romain Grosjean 2’03.081
8. Kimi Raikkonen 2’03.390
Row 5 9. Fernando Alonso 2’03.482
10. Felipe Massa 2’04.059
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’49.088
12. Adrian Sutil 1’49.103
Force India
Row 7 13. Sergio Perez 1’49.304
14. Giedo van der Garde 1’52.036
Row 8 15. Jules Bianchi 1’52.563
16. Max Chilton 1’52.762
Row 9 17. Pastor Maldonado 2’03.072
18. Jean-Eric Vergne 2’03.300
Toro Rosso
Row 10 19. Daniel Ricciardo 2’03.317
Toro Rosso
20. Valtteri Bottas 2’03.432
Row 11 21. Esteban Gutierrez 2’04.324
22. Charles Pic 2’07.384

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92 comments on “2013 Belgian Grand Prix grid”

  1. Not the expected grid!! Well that is what you get from a thrilling qualifying. PDR shouldn’t be that gutted, he did his best and a great place to start from tomorrow and finally as Brundle said ” That’s the difference between the great and the good”, exactly describes Hamilton!!

    1. @akshay the only “unexpected” thing I see is Di Resta and Ricciardo swapping usual places,

      1. in short, what about Alonso and Kimi??

  2. I thought Q3 was probably the best bit, and it would’ve been a corker tomorrow if Q1 had ended with DIR and MAS on the front row and vettel, alonso and kimi at the back of the 10.

    Really hope the weather stays the same for the next 24hrs.

  3. Alonso’s championship is over. It’s a Wrap. Now it’s most likely he’ll have to put up with Kimi next year seeing Ricciardo is 100% RBR . I feel bad for Nando maybe he should go black and yellow. ;)

    1. Don’t be so quick to write Alonso’s title hopes off. At least wait till after tomorrow’s race ;-)

    2. Vergne seems to be doing a better job than Ricciardo, and RBR still has some time to re-think this gamble and choose Kimi (the obvious choice).

      1. +1, not convinced by DR.

  4. I can’t choose one of the Top 3 to prove as Best. Their Teams got the Strategy right and Drivers delivered at best in the Last gasp. Those 3 are Best.

    1. That was Rosbergs pole genius lap in that rain… Hamilton, Vettel and Webber got lucky because it stopped raining. Was no Strategy just poor luck.

      1. If it rains tomorrow Rosberg will have a chance to prove himself.

    2. @harsha I thought Rosberg was massively impressive, just he didn’t have the best of timing for his final run.

      1. Yeah… a lot of people saying bad luck for Nick, but I call it bad timing. In the interviews Webber confirmed he could’ve gone quicker that lap but decided to save the tires & throws everything into the final lap. Rosberg squeezed too early… his & his side of the garage’s call, I’d imagine… not that much luck to it, IMO.

    3. Rosberg has been great in the rain as we’ve seen earlier this year as well. But I think people saying where Rosberg was great bit everyone else was l lucky is a bit misguided. You see, everyone put up better times in better conditions, aka performing under pressure. There’s no luck about it. Everyone had the same time and the same track.

      1. +1. I agree wholeheartedly with this.

      2. @beejis60 I don’t fully agree – your team dictates where and when you feed out on track so it is at least partially down to the team. Also, that means everybody does not have the same track conditions.

  5. super session.. cant wait for tmrw!!

  6. I hope the race will be as entertaining as the qualifying. The one guy I’m actually most interested of is Button, I think he could make some kind of surprise from P6.

  7. Argghh!!!!

    The only qualifying session I’ve missed in the last couple of seasons… and it ends up being a cracker!

  8. Weather report for tomorrow: Cloudy with occasional light rain. Chance of rain 70%.

    Weather is likely to shake up the results in the race just like it did in qualifying. Gotta love Spa! :-)

    Wet weather drivers will shine through tomorrow. Whoever can keep it on the track while going the fastest and make tire switches from wet, intermediate and dry at just the right times will have better chances to prevail. I love it when these driver and team skills come into play in an F1 race. My ideal race tomorrow would be enough wet racing to mix things up and enough dry racing to see some good hard racing.

    If wet, there will likely be a couple of spin-offs tomorrow, let’s hope not at the start. My wild prediction for drivers to excel in the wet-dry would be Hamilton (pole helped, he’ll be ahead of the spray at the start) Vettel ( also up front and sometimes does well in the wet) Kimi (Lotus may not be great in the wet, but Kimi is) JEV (will finish ahead of Ricciardo with his better wet skills), maybe Bottas (can do well in wet) and I think Button will do well (smooth, patient, experienced and starting from a decent position). Final wild prediction (really wild), we may see a Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 10. If so, hope it’s Bianchi.

  9. A lot of talk about the ” luck” of Hamilton but luck doesn’t hustle any F1 car to pole position. Track conditions were the same for everybody, & the usual group of “super soldiers” (Alonso, Vettel, Kimi) had the benefit of cars that behaved the way they wanted to throughout practice & Q1/Q2. The mighty Vettel in God’s own chariot (RB9) was only a few meters up the road! Some questionable calls from the Ferrari & Lotus pit walls for sure, but credit where credit is due. It doesn’t even matter how abysmal & lost he looks on a Friday & even Saturday morning, come that final hot lap in Q3 and Lewis Hamilton will usually get the best out of whatever package he’s got.

    1. luck doesn’t hustle any F1 car to pole position

      Well said buddy….. :D

    2. come that final hot lap in Q3 and Lewis Hamilton will usually get the best out of whatever package he’s got.

      It helps that the “package he’s got” has been the best package in qualifying this year though. As it was last year, come to think of it.

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