2013 Belgian Grand Prix grid

2013 Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2013

Row 1 1. Lewis Hamilton 2’01.012
Mercedes
2. Sebastian Vettel 2’01.200
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Mark Webber 2’01.325
Red Bull
4. Nico Rosberg 2’02.251
Mercedes
Row 3 5. Paul di Resta 2’02.332
Force India
6. Jenson Button 2’03.075
McLaren
Row 4 7. Romain Grosjean 2’03.081
Lotus
8. Kimi Raikkonen 2’03.390
Lotus
Row 5 9. Fernando Alonso 2’03.482
Ferrari
10. Felipe Massa 2’04.059
Ferrari
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’49.088
Sauber
12. Adrian Sutil 1’49.103
Force India
Row 7 13. Sergio Perez 1’49.304
McLaren
14. Giedo van der Garde 1’52.036
Caterham
Row 8 15. Jules Bianchi 1’52.563
Marussia
16. Max Chilton 1’52.762
Marussia
Row 9 17. Pastor Maldonado 2’03.072
Williams
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
Williams
Row 11 21. Esteban Gutierrez 2’04.324
Sauber
22. Charles Pic 2’07.384
Caterham

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92 comments on 2013 Belgian Grand Prix grid

  1. dennis (@dennis) said on 24th August 2013, 14:13

    Did Hamilton yet again switched to Rosberg’s setup in the last second?

  2. Mark (@mark4211) said on 24th August 2013, 14:13

    Ferrari is just over estimating themselves

  3. Ninad (@nin13) said on 24th August 2013, 14:16

    Hamilton for win!!

  4. OmarR-Pepper (@omarr-pepper) said on 24th August 2013, 14:17

    Fernando behind Grosjean… TIME FOR SAMURAI REVENGE!!! ;P

  5. Nick (@npf1) said on 24th August 2013, 14:18

    Man, what a session, what a lap.

    A little scared this qualifying session might be better than the race.

  6. 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!!

  7. Bazza Spock (@bazza-spock) said on 24th August 2013, 14:32

    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.

  8. liam (@) said on 24th August 2013, 14:32

    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. ;)

  9. 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.

    • liam (@) said on 24th August 2013, 14:40

      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.

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

      • Aldoid said on 24th August 2013, 18:59

        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.

    • BJ (@beejis60) said on 24th August 2013, 17:01

      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.

  10. venom (@venom) said on 24th August 2013, 14:45

    super session.. cant wait for tmrw!!

  11. Diceman (@diceman) said on 24th August 2013, 14:58

    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.

  12. Todfod (@todfod) said on 24th August 2013, 15:20

    Argghh!!!!

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

  13. bull mello (@bullmello) said on 24th August 2013, 16:51

    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.

  14. Aldoid said on 24th August 2013, 18:18

    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.

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