Kimi Raikkonen grabs the Pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix after a tense final qualifying session which saw the four top drivers cross the line one-after-another. Ferrari had a great qualifying session as Felipe Massa is second fastest and takes P2. Thus its an all-Ferrari front row; great result for Ferrari after the McLaren 1-2 at Monza. McLaren aren’t down though, Fernando Alonso takes P3 with teammate Lewis Hamilton alongside him in 4th place. BMW’s Robert Kubica takes 5th but will drop to 15th coz of an engine change. This effectively pushes Nico Rosberg into 5th position, ahead of Nick Heidfeld, Mark Webber, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.
Fie Star Sports! 👿 They aren’t telecasting the Belgian Grand Prix’s Qualifying session! It is scheduled as a same day live telecast at 00:00 Hrs IST 👿 What good is that?? Anyways, I caught up with the session on the web and by the time I was drafting this, the Q1 and Q2 sessions have been completed. I can tell you that Alonso was fastest in Q1 followed by Massa – just by two-thousands of a second. Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton were 3rd and 4th. Those who did not make it to Q2 were Vettel, Sutil, Barrichello, Sato, Davidson and Yamamoto.
Q2 expectedly say the fastest times with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen taking P1 ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Same teams, different order, different drivers now! Goes to show that each of the top 4 drivers have a good chance for Pole position – they’re so evenly matched. Q2 drop-outs were Coulthard, Fisichella, Schumacher, Button, Liuzzi and Wurz. BMW’s Robert Kubica has had an engine change and hence will drop 10 places down the grid.
The earlier part of Q3 saw Massa set the fastest lap – a blazing 1:47. And Kimi Raikkonen just beat his teammate for the fastest lap – the first driver to go down in the 1:46 bracket. Hamilton could match that and was third fastest instead. Alonso made a mistake and dropped to tenth fastest but I’m sure he will recuperate later!