SEBASTIAN VETTEL of Red Bull will start on pole for today’s British Grand Prix at the new look Silverstone.
The German’s Q3 time was 1:29.615, that’s an average speed of 147.310 mph. His Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber will start alongside him after recording a time of 1:29.758. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso will start third after he recorded a time of 1:30.426. Yes, the Red Bulls really are that much faster than everybody else.
The rest of the top ten are, from fourth to tenth: Hamilton (McLaren), Rosberg (Mercedes), Kubica (Renault), Massa (Ferrari), Barrichello (Williams), de la Rosa (Sauber) and Schumacher (Mercedes).
World Champion Jenson Button could only manage 14th on the grid and failed to get out of Q2. The McLaren driver in his home Grand Prix had a dyer qualifying, and looks as though he will struggle in the race today.
Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi has been given a five place grid drop after blocking William’s Nico Hülkenberg.
Bruno Senna’s one race HRT stand-in – Japan’s Sakon Yamamoto – will start from dead last on the grid with a fastest time of 1:36.968. His last race was the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix and it shows. His body is not used to being in an F1 car and I doubt that he will last the race.
Who will win? Well I can only see a Red Bull winning this race. The rest of the field are just nowhere in terms of pace. But look at what happened in Turkey. Could the same happen today?