Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2013

2013 Brazilian Grand Prix grid

2013 Brazilian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2013

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’26.479
Red Bull
2. Nico Rosberg 1’27.102
Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’27.539
4. Mark Webber 1’27.572
Red Bull
Row 3 5. Lewis Hamilton 1’27.677
6. Romain Grosjean 1’27.737
Row 4 7. Daniel Ricciardo 1’28.052
Toro Rosso
8. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’28.081
Toro Rosso
Row 5 9. Felipe Massa 1’28.109
10. Nico Hulkenberg 1’29.582
Row 6 11. Heikki Kovalainen 1’27.456
12. Paul di Resta 1’27.798
Force India
Row 7 13. Valtteri Bottas 1’27.954
14. Jenson Button 1’28.308
Row 8 15. Adrian Sutil 1’28.586
Force India
16. Pastor Maldonado 1’27.367
Row 9 17. Esteban Gutierrez 1’27.445
18. Charles Pic 1’27.843
Row 10 19. Sergio Perez* 1’28.269
20. Giedo van der Garde 1’28.32
Row 11 21. Jules Bianchi 1’28.366
22. Max Chilton 1’28.95

*Five-place penalty for gearbox change.

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47 comments on “2013 Brazilian Grand Prix grid”

  1. What a margin between Vettel and others ! Rosberg could not have even come close . I think he gave it his all .

  2. This was weird. During qualifying Rosberg and Hamilton were consistently quicker in the first and middle sector. Vettel quick in the final sector by a couple of tenths.
    What happened?

    1. I have no idea how you can even find a couple of tenths in the final sector. It’s basically one corner and a straight.

      1. Good point there.

      2. (@kingshark

        I would like to hear what Rosberg and Hamilton have to say about this. Cause Rosberg was way off in his final lap. Webber even more off. I don’t even know how Vettel was quicker than Hamilton and Rosberg through the middle sector where both Mercedes drivers were consistently quick since FP1.

      3. Getting Much better exit and Avoiding any wheel spin probably out of last corner . Or something the Multiple world champs know which others clearly doesn’t

        1. (@harsha

          I know that, that has been Mercedes’ weakness in the 2nd half of the season. But what happened to Rosberg and Hamilton’s fast S1 and S2’S since FP1??? And considering Vettel’s time in the middle sector was a full 7 tenths quicker than Lewis and a full 3 tenths quicker than Rosberg. Even more, 6 tenths quicker than his teammate.

          1. May be SV hiding his true pace or its just Merc and Mark couldn’t get a better sector in S2

      4. Better exit and using all of the KERS there.

      5. ONboard with Vettel shown he uses all KERS in S3

      6. Less rear wing I would predict as reason. Remember 2003 Interlagos where McLaren flew past the Barrichello?

        1. Vettel wasn’t on top of the speed traps… Lewis and Nico were near the top of the speed traps. But, what happened to Mercedes in the middle sector??? Rosberg in particular through that part. But, for Lewis, he needs to still work on that car. It doesn’t matter if you have a good car. If you have a good car, but the car doesn’t suit your driving style or how you want it, it won’t work. Lewis needs a car that he can completely control and enjoy driving. Not a car that is fast, just a car that suits his style.

        2. @xenomorph91
          That was because Bridgestone were much better than Michelin in the heavy rain. When the track dried up, Barrichello overtook DC again.

          1. @Kingshark: The Michelin was better under rain conditions..

            And McLaren was the only team to have it that easy on the straight. By your definition Webber would never have been overtaken by Räikkönen and others.

          2. @xenomorph91

            The Michelin was better under rain conditions…

            Fisichella had Bridgestone tyres, just in case you didn’t know. ;-)

          3. Yes, he was faster when it was DRIER again. Michelin was superior under heavy rain.

            You said: “That was because Bridgestone were much better than Michelin in the heavy rain.”

  3. Wow Alonso. First good qualifying performance since god knows when.

    1. Germany 2012 if you consider Position and China 2013 for this season

  4. so vettel obliterated any hopes of anyone challenging him, in the wet this time. hes on another planet, waiting to here the “skeptics” excuses now.

    1. Todd (@braketurnaccelerate)
      23rd November 2013, 17:56

      Traction Control

    2. I would love to hear now that RedBull started manipulating other cars as well after Webber had to face this fate already the few years before.^^

    3. Why wasn’t Vettel smashing the opposition at the last wet qualifying in Spa? Oh wait, cos neweys rocketship hadn’t yet made the most of the exshaust farting. He himself said the car got considerably better from the mid-season onwards.

      So, calm down, take a breath, Vettels done good, we know. But hes not ‘other worldly’

      1. On pole by 1s in Malaysia, as well as on pole in Canada + Australia?

      2. I take you forget another driver on the grid is driving neweys “exhaust farting” car and he’s not in second.

        1. Yep, because he’s wearing running shoes built for Vettel’s feet.

          Truth is, Vettel is brilliant in an equally worthy car that has handling characteristics that suit him. Webber is one skilled driver driving a car that doesn’t like how the “exhaust farting” makes the car handle.

          In a non “exhaust farting car”, I think Webber would certainly line up second. Sadly, while we will get such a car next year, Webber won’t be here to do it.

  5. Vettel was walking on water. Amazing performance!

    1. Maldonado set the 3rd fastest lap time!

      1. Williams erased it tough due general public request, damn democrats !

  6. What a quali from Alonso! Second line, on the racing line.
    That could hardly have been better.

    1. Yes especially considering where Massa Finished . I think he put massive effort into that one . Great lap . Lewis could not Rosberg today just as he predicted . But , yeah it’s a long race tomorrow . Anybody could finish second .

      1. Let’s see if Alonso can get a blistering start like last year and overtake Vettel into turn 1. Lewis as well as he on the clean side during the last gp’s he’s had some good starts. Watch out for Alonso tomorrow considering that Ferrari has one of the best clutches in the field.

        1. @krichelle Yes I would say ALO ROGRO and HAM have decent chances of better starts than RBR . Hope they all go for Vettel in the first corner . After that , Anyhow Vettel has better pace to win . Just for entertainment sake let the first corner be something exciting.

          1. (@hamilfan

            First corner: Vettel gets a bad start, Alonso comes flying pass by into 1st. Lewis then crashes into the back of Vettel and Vettel gets upset at Lewis. LOL :P

          2. @krichelle I hope not ;-) .

          3. @krichelle mmm, upset? he’s already clinched the championship. Keep your bad wishes working… :P

          4. (@omarr-pepper

            I am unbiased in F1…

  7. Great performance from Vettel, but I had really hoped for a surprise. If Alonso has one of his great starts tomorrow, we could be in for an interesting couple of laps, and depending on how Hulkenberg is doing.

    Don’t think it’ll be super special for Massa or Webber, though.

    1. The chance of Alonso overtaking Vettel at the start is not very high even if Vettel doesn’t get well off the line, if Alonso has a good start he will be held by Roseberg who is always very defensive, plus the run to turn 1 is very short, and if it’s wet tomorrow i think that the race direction will start the race behind the safety car

  8. We were once again robbed from a much more exciting Q3. By the time the cars were allowed to resume qualifying the track was dry enough again for inters and that was that. Why does Pirelli even bother with shipping full wets?

    1. @roald Actually they could have resumed just a few minutes earlier .In which case,they would have gone for inters in the last minute which would have been better.

    2. I agree, what’s the point of having full wets? If it rains too much, we got a red flag and in quali, we delay the session …

  9. When it became clear that Massa had blown his final qualifying lap, I could have sworn that the earth shook slightly as hundreds of millions of people groaned at yet another predictable disappointment.

    1. What do you expect..he is already found a seat for 2014.

  10. Paul di Resta’s last qualifying session in F1. Beat his teammate by 8 tenths, despite missing FP1. Another great effort. Sad to see him go. :(

  11. Banjo Kazooie
    24th November 2013, 3:47

    Hi all,

    Casual American F1 fan here. I was wondering if anyone has brought up running the top ten cars one car at a time, with one flying lap. It’s kinda hard to follow qualy because it seems like everything happens in the last 30 seconds. And you can’t really compare one car’s lap to another because they’re all putting in their fast lap right at the end, and I don’t think it really televises well. So maybe they could just have Q1 in the future to split the top ten cars from the rest, and run those one at a time in Q2? Also, what’s the deal with the teams having to use both kinds of tire? Seems kind of arbitrary. I think it’d be better if they let the teams run the tire compound that suits the car best, so maybe that would make for more interesting races. It seems like drivers complain all the time about the stint where they have to use the tire they don’t like.

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