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F1: Chinese GP Qualifying Results

by on April 14, 2012

Shanghai was warmer and dryer for qualifying than it was for Friday’s free practice.  The results are below.  Some big surprises including Nico Rosberg on Pole and reigning champion Sebastian Vettel unable to sneak into Q3.  This season thus far has been one big question mark and the trend continues.  Here’s the picture painted on Satuday;

NOTE: All times are unofficial

* Lewis will start seventh after the five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

** Grosjean failed to set a time in Q3 due to having used all of his sets of tyres in Q2. The decision was made to accept 1oth on the grid.

Post Qualifying Interviews can be found HERE

Pos. Driver Team

Time

01 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.121
*02 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:35.626
03 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:35.691
04 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1:35.784
05 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1:35.898
06 Jenson Button McLaren 1:36.191
07 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:36.290
08 Sergio Perez Sauber 1:36.524
09 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:36.622
**10 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1’35.903
11 (Q2) Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:36.031
12 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:36.255
13 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:36.283
14 Bruno Senna Williams 1:36.289
15 Paul di Resta Force India 1:36.317
16 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:36.745
17 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:36.956
18 (Q3) Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:37.714
19 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham 1:38.463
20 Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1:38.677
21 Timo Glock Marussia 1:39.282
22 Charles Pic Marussia 1:39.717
23 Pedro de la Rosa HRT 1:40.411
24 Narain Karthikeyan HRT

1:41.000

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