Vettel on pole for European Grand Prix

Posted on Jun 27, 2010 by
Sebastian Vettel will start from the front on the narrow streets of Valencia

Sebastian Vettel will start from the front on the narrow streets of Valencia

’s Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position for this afternoon’s European Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain.

The German posted a qualifying lap just 0.075 seconds quicker than his team mate Mark Webber, with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in third. The Briton had looked set for the top spot, but made a mistake on his final lap. ’s Fernando Alonso starts fourth in front of his home crowd, just ahead of his team mate Felipe Massa.

Robert Kubica of Renault will start from sixth place with the second McLaren of Jenson Button eighth after he too made a mistake on his final qualifying lap.

The Williams cars of Nico Hulkenberg and Rubens Barrichello start from eight and ninth respectively, after both posted exactly the same qualifying time. However, Hulkenberg starts ahead of his team mate as he logged the time first. Renault’s Vitaly Petrov rounds out the top 10.

Alonso qualified fourth for Ferrari

Alonso qualified fourth for Ferrari

There was disappointment for Mercedes GP as both Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg failed to make it into the final session of qualifying. They will start 15th and 12th respectively. The Force Indias of Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi slot in between them, with the Toro Rosso of Sebastian Buemi in 11th.

Sauber’s Pedro de la Rosa is in 16th, ahead of Jaime Alguersuari in the Toro Rosso and the second Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi.

Lotus had the best result of the rookie teams, with Jarno Trulli qualifying ahead of Heikki Kovalainen, while Lucas di Grassi outperformed his teammate Timo Glock for the first time to take 21st. Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna round off the field for Hispania.

The race starts at 2pm local time today (4pm UAE). Below you can see a video guide to the track with Mark Webber.

Post Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *