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F1: AUSTRALIAN GP QUALIFYING RESULTS

by on March 17, 2012

 The start of the Formula One season did not disappoint.  The excitement and hype was all justified as Qualifying was one fantastic show.  McLaren lock out the top row, Mercedes looking very strong with Schumacher at the wheel.  There were a few surprises however.  Romain Grosjean puts the Lotus on the second row ahead of the Red Bulls which seemed to have been struggling but not nearly as much as Ferrari who did not make it out of Q2 and Kimi who must be trying to shake off the cobwebs.    More to come later, for now, here are your unofficial qualifying times.

Pos  Driver                Team                  Time          Gap  
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes      1m24.922s
 2.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1m25.074s  + 0.152
 3.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault         1m25.302s  + 0.380
 4.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes              1m25.336s  + 0.414
 5.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault      1m25.651s  + 0.729
 6.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1m25.668s  + 0.746
 7.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1m25.686s  + 0.764
 8.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault      1m25.908s  + 0.986
 9.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes  1m26.451s  + 1.529
*10.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    No time  (1:26.319 Q2)
11.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m26.429s  + 0.960
12.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1m26.4942  + 1.025
13.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari        1m26.590s  + 1.121
14.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault      1m26.663s  + 1.194
15.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes  1m27.086s  + 1.617
16.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari               1m27.497s  + 2.028
*17.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari        No time  (1:26.596 Q1)
18.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault         1m27.758s  + 1.576
19.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault      1m28.679s  + 2.497
20.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault      1m29.018s  + 2.836
21.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth     1m30.923s  + 4.741
22.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth     1m31.670s  + 5.488
23.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth          1m33.495s  + 7.313
24.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth          1m33.643s  + 7.461

ALL TIMES ARE UNOFFICIAL

 

Ernie Black

TWITTER: @Goggs_on_F1

Blog: https://thef1poet.wordpress.com

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