Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault) will start from the front row for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault) will start from the front row for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The reigning world champion lines up second behind Nico Rosberg, with Fernando Alonso third.
In hot – and surprisingly humid – conditions Sebastian set a 1m32.584s, just two tenths behind the pole man. Team-mate Mark Webber recorded the fifth quickest time, but will start from seventh following the application of his – and other drivers’ – penalties handed out after the race in China.
Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen put three Renault-engined cars into the top ten, setting the ninth quickest time, although he will start from eighth after Mark’s penalty and a five place drop for Hamilton.
Romain Grosjean just missed out on Q3 and will start 11th, able to choose his tyres for the race start.
Williams F1 Team’s drivers set exactly the same lap in Q1, but Valtteri Bottas had got there first, so he made it to Q2. Pastor Maldonado starts 17th, while Valtteri made it to 15th.
Caterham F1 Team’s latest aero upgrade appeared to play dividends as Charles Pic qualified 19th and Giedo van der Garde 21st, both in front of the respective Marussias.