Grand Prix qualifying articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Jenson Button does it again as Ferrari hit back (Monaco Grand Prix qualifying) 23rd May 2009, 14:18

Jenson Button’s rivals failed to keep him away from a crucial fourth pole position of the season at Monaco. But he’ll have to work hard to keep Kimi Raikkonen behind him – the KERS-equipped Ferrari driver lines up second on the grid. Lewis Hamilton, however, lines up 16th after throwing away his chances of a […]

Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying) 9th May 2009, 14:16

Jenson Button starts from pole position for the third time this year after a stunning last-gasp lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. Button bumped title rival Sebastian Vettel back to second place having begun his final effort with only two seconds to spare. Meanwhile it was another qualifying disaster for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen was […]

Jarno Trulli leads first Toyota front row lockout (Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying) 25th April 2009, 13:04

Jarno Trulli leads the first ever one-two for Toyota with Timo Glock in second place. Chinese Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel edged Jenson Button for third by 0.03s. But Vettel’s team mate Mark Webber will start on the last row of the grid after being held up by Adrian Sutil.

Button takes second pole position of 2009 (Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying) 4th April 2009, 11:13

Jenson Button made it two pole positions in a row as he beat Jarno Trulli by less than a tenth of a second in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. But Felipe Massa will start from 16th after he and Ferrari made a disastrous mistake early in the session.

Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2 (Australian Grand Prix qualifying) 28th March 2009, 7:11

A few weeks ago we had never heard of Brawn GP. Now the team that rose from the dead has sensationally locked out the front row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. Jenson Button took pole position – his first for three years – from Rubens Barrichello. Sebastien Vettel claimed third on the […]

2008 Brazilian Grand Prix grid 1st November 2008, 17:21

Massa on pole, Hamilton fourth

Felipe Massa takes pole for title decider (2008 Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying)

Felipe Massa thrilled the home crowd by taking pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix for the third year in a row. But this year it means even more as he faced down Lewis Hamilton for the world championship. Hamilton starts fourth behind Jarno Trulli and Kimi Raikkonen.

2008 Chinese Grand Prix grid 18th October 2008, 8:25

Penalties for Webber and Heidfeld

Lewis Hamilton on pole in China (2008 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix after leading every practice and qualifying session in Shanghai bar one. But with Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and the ‘third Ferrari’ of Fernando Alonso right behind him he will be under huge pressure at the start. Meanwhile Robert Kubica failed to qualifying inside the top […]

Lewis Hamilton on pole again at Fuji (2008 Japanese GP qualifying) 11th October 2008, 7:06

Lewis Hamilton will start the Japanese Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row. And his hopes of taking a decisive lead in the championship were bolstered by Felipe Massa’s failure to qualify on the first two rows: Massa starts tomorrow’s crucial race from fifth on the grid.