Vital F1 | Red Bull take front row in qualifying
Vital Login
Social Login

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's F1, It's Vital'

Red Bull take front row in qualifying

All the talk before qualifying was once again regarding the changes in regulations and how they would affect Red Bull and once again Red Bull came along and locked out the front row.

But it was Australian Mark Webber who took pole position ahead of the dominant Sebastian Vettel.

With the fear of rain all the teams came out early in Qualifying One and it was Red Bull's Mark Webber who topped the timing boards.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso had the only notable incident going off on a bit of a detour before the rain came and the drivers headed back to the new Silverstone pits with five minutes remaining of the session.

The drivers who were eliminated from this session were: Toro Rosso's Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi, Virgin's Timo Glock, Lotus's Jarno Trulli, Virgin's Jerome D'Ambrosio, Hispania's Tonio Liuzzi and Daniel Ricciardo.

The changeable conditions in the second session very nearly caught out McLaren driver Jenson Button, but the 2009 Formula One World champion managed to save his Saturday session by jumping into the top ten on his final attempt.

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher wasn't able to get into the pole position shoot-out and was only quick enough for thirteenth, his team-mate Rosberg finished the session fifth.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa topped the session.

The drivers eliminated were Force India's Adrian Sutil, Sauber's Sergio Perez, Mercedes's Michael Schumacher, Renault's Vitaly Petrov, Williams's Rubens Barrichello, Renault's Nick Heidfeld and Lotus's Heikki Kovalainen.

With rain expected again towards the end of the final qualifying session the drivers were out early and Mark Webber set the fastest time early on, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton surprisingly struggling 2 seconds behind Webber's time and he found himself in tenth midway through the pole position shoot-out.

With four minutes remaining the drivers headed to the pits for a change of tyres with the Red Bull's looking set to lock out the front row of the grid again with Vettel just a tenth behind Webber.

Ferrari had the second row to themselves with Alonso third and Massa fourth.

When the cars began to emerge the TV cameras started to pick up rain falling just as McLaren's Jenson Button and Mercedes Nico Rosberg began their final attempts, they both soon aborted their attempts as the rain fell and qualifying came to a premature end.

Force India's Paul di Resta in his first British Grand Prix will start sixth, Williams's Pastor Maldonado starts seventh, Kamui Kobayashi for Sauber will start eighth with Nico Rosberg ninth.








Join Vital F1

It's easy to join up and join in on VitalF1.com, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

If you are already a member of Vital Football, your logins will automatically work on VitalF1.com!

The Journalist

Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 9 2011

Time: 2:05PM

Your Comments

Ridiculous situation for us punters, the teams and the sport. The FIA should appolagise to everyone
Villaininthemerde
If the FIA want to play with the rules at least do it race by race and not from one practice session to another. The current situation is a farce, but Red Bull still did the business.
johnkelv
Yep it's red bulls for both championships but Ferrari are going to have a good run in
Villaininthemerde
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Vital F1 Articles

Williams adds new head of aerodynamics (Wednesday February 22 2017)

Renault engine can beat Mercedes (Wednesday February 22 2017)

Allison announced at Mercedes (Tuesday February 21 2017)

New deals for Wolff and Lauda (Monday February 20 2017)

Wehrlein sidelined due to back injury (Monday February 20 2017)

Williams backs F1 budget cap (Monday February 20 2017)

Sauber launch 2017 car (Monday February 20 2017)

Hamilton sends warning shot to Bottas (Friday February 17 2017)

F1 to break the US market (Thursday February 16 2017)

Rosberg doesn't agree with his replacement (Wednesday February 15 2017)

F1 pecking order unlikely to change (Tuesday February 14 2017)

Important Pirelli tyre test ends early (Monday February 13 2017)

Todt believes F1 doesn't need changing (Thursday February 9 2017)

Ford not interested in joining F1 (Tuesday February 7 2017)

Wolff backs Bernie's influence (Monday February 6 2017)

2017 Formula One Calendar (Friday February 3 2017)

Brawn becomes F1 director (Thursday February 2 2017)

Ecclestone still welcome (Wednesday February 1 2017)

F1 shake up (Tuesday January 31 2017)

Manor collapse (Monday January 30 2017)

F1 is what I love to do says Massa (Tuesday January 24 2017)

Rosberg lacked passion for F1 (Monday January 23 2017)

Renault bidding to match Mercedes (Thursday January 19 2017)

How long has Bottas joined Mercedes for? (Wednesday January 18 2017)

New optimism for McLaren (Wednesday January 18 2017)

Bottas announcement expected (Monday January 16 2017)

Australia prepares for 2017 F1 (Friday January 13 2017)

Paddy Lowe leaves Mercedes (Wednesday January 11 2017)

Pirelli uncertain over new 2017 tyres (Tuesday January 10 2017)

Toro Rosso to rebrand engines? (Thursday December 29 2016)

Williams pays tribute to Symonds (Wednesday December 28 2016)

Marko mocks Mercedes (Tuesday December 27 2016)

Merry Christmas from Vital F1 (Sunday December 25 2016)

Renault building for 2017 (Friday December 23 2016)

Honda wants to supply second team in 2018 (Thursday December 22 2016)

Gasly building bridges with Marko (Wednesday December 21 2016)

I'll take on anybody says Hamilton (Tuesday December 20 2016)

No room at the Red Bull Racing Inn (Friday December 16 2016)

Mercedes now regret Hamilton instruction (Thursday December 15 2016)

Mercedes to take no action on Hamilton (Wednesday December 14 2016)

Mercedes offer 10million for Bottas (Monday December 12 2016)

Formula One to return to France (Monday December 12 2016)

Vettel's future is clear (Wednesday December 7 2016)

Lauda annoyed by Rosberg retirement (Tuesday December 6 2016)

What next for Mercedes? (Friday December 2 2016)

Rosberg retires from F1 (Friday December 2 2016)

New contract for Italian Grand Prix (Friday December 2 2016)

Hamilton blames Mercedes for lost title (Thursday December 1 2016)

Hamilton receives team boss backing (Wednesday November 30 2016)

Hamilton's dirty tactics? (Tuesday November 29 2016)

Blog: Abu Dhabi GP Report (Monday November 28 2016)

2016 Abu Dhabi GP - Race (Sunday November 27 2016)

Blog: Abu Dhabi Qualifying (Saturday November 26 2016)

2016 Abu Dhabi GP - Qualifying (Saturday November 26 2016)

2016 Abu Dhabi GP - FP3 (Saturday November 26 2016)

2016 Abu Dhabi GP - FP2 (Friday November 25 2016)

2016 Abu Dhabi GP - FP1 (Friday November 25 2016)

Blog: Abu Dhabi Preview (Friday November 25 2016)

Vettel needs to learn (Thursday November 24 2016)

Hamilton plays down title chances (Wednesday November 23 2016)

Dennis betrayed by McLaren (Monday November 21 2016)

Max's memorable Motor race (Friday November 18 2016)

An extraordinary motor racing day (Thursday November 17 2016)

Who will win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix? (Wednesday November 16 2016)

All working out fine for Rosberg (Tuesday November 15 2016)

Hamilton living in the moment (Monday November 14 2016)

Blog: Brazilian GP Report (Monday November 14 2016)

2016 Brazil GP - Race (Sunday November 13 2016)

Blog: Interlagos Qualifying (Saturday November 12 2016)

2016 Brazil GP - Qualifying (Saturday November 12 2016)

2016 Brazil GP - FP3 (Saturday November 12 2016)

2016 Brazil GP - FP2 (Friday November 11 2016)

Archived Vital F1 Articles

List All Vital F1 Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Red5 1106
2. DJ 1096
3. The Fear 773
4. Villaininthemerde 612
5. johnkelv 592
6. Druss_the_Legend 574
7. Push The Button 491
8. col8 334
9. The Intimidator 199
10. __villa__ 145

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Nico Rosberg a deserving champion?
Yes - The points say so 49%
No - He only won due to Hamilton's reliabilty issu 51%