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GP Germania, prove sabato–06/07/2013

German GP: Lewis Hamilton denies Sebastian Vettel pole

Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel in the German Grand Prix pole fight, as his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg did not even make Q3.

In a close fight at the end of the session, Hamilton produced a 1m29.398s to beat Vettel’s Red Bull to the top spot by 0.103 seconds.

Hamilton had held provisional pole on a 1m29.540s after the first Q3 runs, with Vettel going 0.039s quicker before the Mercedes responded and beat him.

Mercedes appeared to make a simple miscalculation with Rosberg, believing his early Q2 time – good enough for second when it was set – would be sufficient.

But the second half of the field was shaken right up when nearly everyone improved in final seconds, and as the likes of Jenson Button, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg squeezed into the top 10, Rosberg was pushed out.

Mark Webber put the second Red Bull third, ahead of Lotus pair Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.

Ricciardo – whose Toro Rosso team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne was only 16th – continued his excellent qualifying form with sixth.

Ferrari opted out of the pole fight. Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso ran medium tyres in Q3 rather than the faster softs and ended up on row four.

McLaren’s Button followed the same tactic in ninth and did not do a Q3 flying lap. Hulkenberg reached Q3 for Sauber and followed suit.

Neither Force India reached Q2, with Paul di Resta 12th and Adrian Sutil a very disappointing 15th at home.

Sergio Perez looked in danger of getting knocked out in Q1 at one stage, so his eventual 13th place was not as bad as it might have been. His McLaren will share row seven with compatriot Esteban Gutierrez’s Sauber.

Williams joined Caterham and Marussia in the bottom six.


Pos Driver                Team                 Time       Gap       
 1.  Lewis Hamilton       Mercedes             1m29.398s
 2.  Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault     1m29.501s  +0.103s
 3.  Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault     1m29.608s  +0.210s
 4.  Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault        1m29.892s  +0.494s
 5.  Romain Grosjean      Lotus-Renault        1m29.959s  +0.561s
 6.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m30.528s  +1.130s
 7.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari              1m31.126s  +1.728s
 8.  Fernando Alonso      Ferrari              1m31.209s  +1.811s
 9.  Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes     No time set
10.  Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber-Ferrari       No time set
Q2 cut-off time: 1m30.269s                             Gap ** 
11.  Nico Rosberg         Mercedes              1m30.326s  +0.501s
12.  Paul di Resta        Force India-Mercedes  1m30.697s  +0.872s
13.  Sergio Perez         McLaren-Mercedes      1m30.933s  +1.108s
14.  Esteban Gutierrez    Sauber-Ferrari        1m31.010s  +1.185s
15.  Adrian Sutil         Force India-Mercedes  1m31.010s  +1.185s
16.  Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m31.104s  +1.279s
Q1 cut-off time: 1m31.681s                              Gap * 
17.  Valtteri Bottas      Williams-Renault      1m31.693s  +1.146s
18.  Pastor Maldonado     Williams-Renault      1m31.707s  +1.160s
19.  Charles Pic          Caterham-Renault      1m32.937s  +2.390s
20.  Jules Bianchi        Marussia-Cosworth     1m33.063s  +2.516s
21.  Giedo van der Garde  Caterham-Renault      1m33.734s  +3.187s
22.  Max Chilton          Marussia-Cosworth     1m34.098s  +3.551s

107% time: 1m36.885s
* Gap to quickest in Q1
** Gap to quickest in Q2

 

Da Autosport.com

 


German GP: Sebastian Vettel blitzes final practice for Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel blasted to a dominant fastest time in final practice at the German Grand Prix, overshadowing countryman Nico Rosberg.

The two Germans had topped a practice session each on Friday, but it was Vettel’s Red Bull that took charge on Saturday morning.

Vettel was quickest in the first part of the session on the harder rubber, before being swiftly demoted in the final 10 minutes as the softs offered time gains as big as two seconds for some cars.

Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari was first to reap the benefits, with Rosberg’s Mercedes then doing a 1m30.193s going into the final minute to take the top spot.

But Vettel still had a lap to come, and a 1m29.517s on softs blew Rosberg’s time away by 0.676 seconds.

Mark Webber was third in the second Red Bull, ahead of the two Ferraris, as Felipe Massa closed to within 0.018s of Alonso.

Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean were back in sixth and eighth for Lotus, sandwiching an unhappy Lewis Hamilton, who made his dislike of his Mercedes’ behaviour clear over team order.

Nico Hulkenberg and Adrian Sutil made it four Germans in the top 10 as they took ninth and 10th for Sauber and Force India respectively.

Pastor Maldonado’s Williams was repaired from its morning KERS issue in time to join the session from the beginning, although he was another to voice complaints over car handling by radio. He was 17th.

After his Friday illness, Jules Bianchi returned to the Marussia cockpit and was 20th quickest.


Pos Driver               Team                  Time       Gap      Laps
 1. Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault      1m29.517s           19
 2. Nico Rosberg         Mercedes              1m30.193s  +0.676s  19
 3. Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault      1m30.211s  +0.694s  18
 4. Fernando Alonso      Ferrari               1m30.621s  +1.104s  16
 5. Felipe Massa         Ferrari               1m30.639s  +1.122s  17
 6. Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault         1m30.671s  +1.154s  19
 7. Lewis Hamilton       Mercedes              1m30.744s  +1.227s  20
 8. Romain Grosjean      Lotus-Renault         1m30.781s  +1.264s  18
 9. Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber-Ferrari        1m30.966s  +1.449s  20
10. Adrian Sutil         Force India-Mercedes  1m31.009s  +1.492s  18
11. Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes      1m31.326s  +1.809s  22
12. Esteban Gutierrez    Sauber-Ferrari        1m31.405s  +1.888s  20
13. Paul di Resta        Force India-Mercedes  1m31.733s  +2.216s  21
14. Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m31.855s  +2.338s  18
15. Sergio Perez         McLaren-Mercedes      1m31.855s  +2.338s  23
16. Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m31.898s  +2.381s  19
17. Pastor Maldonado     Williams-Renault      1m31.969s  +2.452s  20
18. Valtteri Bottas      Williams-Renault      1m32.036s  +2.519s  23
19. Charles Pic          Caterham-Renault      1m33.230s  +3.713s  19
20. Jules Bianchi        Marussia-Cosworth     1m33.470s  +3.953s  22
21. Giedo van der Garde  Caterham-Renault      1m33.964s  +4.447s  21
22. Max Chilton          Marussia-Cosworth     1m34.683s  +5.166s  20
Da Autosport.com

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