phil1993 wrote:ITV Competition question:
who is Lewis' Macca team-mate
Massa Lap times in Q3
15 P 1:37.016
16 P 2:20.612
looks like something was horribly wrong or is on one stop strategy
Saturday at Silverstone provided excitement and drama, thanks mainly to the weather. Rain early this morning meant a wet start to the final practice session, with conditions drying throughout, enabling the drivers to run dry tyres in the final quarter of the session.
The times tumbled all the way through that first hour, giving no real clue as to who was at the top. Fernando Alonso ended the final practice quickest with a late lap.
During the break between sessions, conditions continued to improve and the qualifying session was mainly dry, although the wind picked up considerably this afternoon making driving conditions difficult.
Honda again fell at the first hurdle, as did both Force India cars and Nico Rosberg in the Williams. Both Toro Rossos made it through to round two again, which consolidates their recent upturn in form.
Both Toyotas would fall at the second hurdle, along with Kazuki Nakajima, Sebastien Bourdais and David Coulthard. Sebastian Vettel, having made it through to part two, surprised everyone by going one better and making it into the top ten shootout along with the Ferraris, McLarens, BMWs, Renaults and Mark Webber in the Red Bull Racing machine, who has enjoyed a very positive weekend thus far.
The final ten minute dash for the grid provided incident and talking points aplenty. Sebastian Vettel and Toro Rosso decided one run would do it as they would likely finish tenth anyway. However Vettel would get more than he bargained for.
Lewis Hamilton ran off the road on his first run, Robert Kubica didn't set a time after a mysterious car issue and Felipe Massa set an unusually slow time in the Ferrari. Vettel jumped the latter two drivers, while Hamilton improved on his final run as he went for the pole with the front runners.
Heikki Kovalainen came through it all to claim his maiden pole position in Formula One, with a time of 1:21.049 and Mark Webber sensationally in second place. Webber in fact held the pole briefly in that dramatic minute after the flag, before Kovalainen pipped him with the very last lap of qualifying. Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton start from the second row tomorrow and have two drivers not usually ahead of them to think about tonight.
Something else for all of them to think about is the weather. Rain has been predicted for some time to arrive on raceday.
Ferrari Lap times