SEBASTIAN VETTEL of Red Bull took his fourth pole in a row for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring.
Vettel’s fastest lap in Q3 was 1:18.773, lapping the course at an average speed of 124.307 mph. His Red Bull team-mate, Mark Webber, will line up alongside him in yet another all Red Bull front row after setting a time of 1:19.184. German GP winner Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) will start third after recording a best lap of 1:19.987. Basically, the Red Bull’s are just driving fast for fun. Although theirs and Ferrari’s front wing just may have something to do with their speed.
The rest of the top ten on the grid are, from fourth to tenth: Massa (Ferrari), Hamilton (McLaren), Rosberg (Mercedes), Petrov & Kubica (Petrov out qualifies his Renault team-mate for the first time this year), de la Rosa (Sauber) and Hülkenberg (Williams).
Reigning World Champion Jenson Button (McLaren) could only manage to qualify in 11th place and missed the cut for Q3. He has been struggling for most of the weekend for pace, but this still came as a shock to me. What didn’t come as a shock to me was Michael Schumacher only qualifying down in 14th, yet again failing to make it into the top ten.
We will have an all Japanese back row with Sakon Yamamoto (HRT) and Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi. Yamamoto was just slow (if the 107% rule was in place both he and team-mate Bruno Senna would have failed to qualify). But Kobayashi would have started 18th if he hadn’t of missed the weighbridge when he was coming into the pits after being knocked-out in Q1. This earned him a five-place grid drop.
It is hard to see any car other than a Red Bull winning this race. There pace can only be described as terrifying. But remember Turkey, there is still hope for the rest of the field.
PS: This is my 150th blog. 😀