F1 2013: Chinese Grand Prix – Qualifying – Hamilton on pole

Formula One News » F1 2013: Chinese Grand Prix – Qualifying – Hamilton on pole

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton puts it on pole for the Chinese Grand Prix; Kimi Raikkonen will start second – 0.277 seconds slower; Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg fill the second row; Felipe Massa completes the top five followed by Romain Grosjean and Daniel Ricciardo; Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel both opt to run with the medium compound tyres and will start eighth and ninth – the latter not even posting a time; Nico Hulkenberg also elects not to do a lap; Mark Webber stops in Q2 due to fuel pressure problems; Sergio Perez and both Force India’s also go out in Q2; Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Gutierrez eliminated in Q1 along with the Marussias and Caterhams…

Chinese Grand Prix: Qualifying times

1.Lewis HamiltonMercedes-Mercedes1m 34.484s
2.Kimi RaikkonenLotus-Renault1m 34.761s
3.Fernando AlonsoFerrari-Ferrari1m 34.788s
4.Nico RosbergMercedes-Mercedes1m 34.861s
5.Felipe MassaFerrari-Ferrari1m 34.933s
6.Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1m 35.998s
7.Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1m 27.373s
8.Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes2m 05.673s
9.Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultNo time
10.Nico HulkenbergSauber-FerrariNo time
11.Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1m 36.287s
12.Sergio PerezMcLaren-Mercedes1m 36.314s
13.Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1m 36.405s
14.Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1m 36.679s*
15.Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1m 37.139s
16.Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1m 37.199s
17.Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1m 37.769s
18.Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1m 37.990s
19.Jules BianchiMarussia-Cosworth1m 38.780s
20.Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth1m 39.537s
21.Charles PicCaterham-Renault1m 39.614s
22.Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault1m 39.660s

all times unofficial

Q1 107 percent time: 1m 42.498s

* Mark Webber qualified 14th, but was later moved to the back of the grid as his car was not driven back to the pits and the team was unable to provide the fuel sample, as required



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