Interesting- Red Bull on pole followed by the two Ferrari’s then there’s Hamilton, Mercedes’s Rosberg, Red Bull again this time its Webber and the man to watch out for- Michael Schumacher- will be starting 7th ahead of another Button. So Vettel will be under pressure from the two Red Cars- the start is going to be as usual crucial and interesting. Lets see if Schumacher will get off to a good start and snatch few places to move up. Force India’s Sutil in top 10 that’s something to cheer for Indians 🙂 Meanwhile Chandhok will be starting from the last- Hope he doesn’t become another Narain. So there’s Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, one from Renault and Force India completing the top 10 positions.Don’t know what the other teams are for- May be just to fill up the last positions. 😀
So lets see who’s going to win the opening Grand prix.
Qualifying- Monaco Grand Prix, 2008
A great qualifying for Ferrari with both their drivers locking the front row at the Monaco Grand Prix. The race here last year was dominated by McLarens but this time Ferraris have managed a better performance in the Qualifying. Massa continues his great form and performance so does Kimi Raikkonen. This was Massa’s 3rd pole position this season. The second row is filled by the McLarens with Lewis Hamilton and Kovalainen taking the 3rd and 4th grid positions respectively. Then as usual Kubica sticking to his 5th position but the other BMW Sauber Nick Heidfeld will start from 13th position- a major setback for the team which is competing with the likes of Ferrari and McLaren for the Consructors. Nico Rosberg carried his excellent practice form into the qualifying with sixth on the grid for Williams. Continue reading
Felipe Massa put his Ferrari on pole for the Turkish Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon, for the third consecutive time in Istanbul Park. But the two McLarens of Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton lined up second and third and they will be doing their best to frustrate the Brazilian’s aspirations for his hat-trick of victories. Kimi Raikkonen was fourth for Ferrari and it may be that he is running more fuel than Massa. Robert Kubica put his BMW Sauber fifth on the grid followed by Mark Webber for Red Bull, Fernando Alonso for Renault, Jarno Trulli for Toyota and Nick Heidfeld for BMW Sauberm and David Coulthard for Red Bull.
Renault’s Fernando Alonso nearly pulled off a miracle for his fellow countrymen in Barcelona on Saturday afternoon, but it was Kimi Raikkonen who pipped him for pole position for Ferrari right at the end of a dramatic qualifying session for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Now we have to wait and see on Sunday who was running less fuel, but the indications are pretty clear… Just so you know, the last seven pole sitters have gone on to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Could Alonso provide the exception to the rule?
At least three drivers will drop from their original qualifying positions on the grid for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton both lose five places for impeding rival drivers in Q3, while Williams’ Kazuki Nakajima starts from the back after his ten-place penalty for a collision with BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica at the last round in Australia.