Red Bull seal one-two; Hamilton slips up

Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix from the front row after dominating the qualifying battle in Melbourne today.

Vettel edged his Australian team-mate (pictured) by just over a tenth of a second to claim pole position with a 1m23.919s best.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton made a shock exit from qualifying in Q2, complaining of a poor balance. However, team boss Martin whitmarsh suggested Hamilton's rap for a road driving offence may have distracted him.

Australian Grand Prix qualifying times

1 Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) 1:23.9192 Webber (Red Bull-Renault) 1:24.0353 Alonso (Ferrari) 1:24.1114 Button (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:24.6755 Massa (Ferrari) 1:24.8376 Rosberg (Mercedes) 1:24.8847 Schumacher (Mercedes) 1:24.9278 Barrichello (Williams-Cosworth) 1:25.2179 Kubica (Renault) 1:25.37210 Sutil (Force India-Mercedes) 1:26.03611 Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:25.18412 Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:25.63813 Liuzzi (Force India-Mercedes) 1:25.74314 de la Rosa (Sauber-Ferrari) 1:25.74715 Hulkenberg (Williams-Cosworth) 1:25.74816 Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari) 1:25.77717 Alguersuari (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:26.08918 Petrov (Renault) 1:26.47119 Kovalainen (Lotus-Cosworth) 1:28.79720 Trulli (Lotus-Cosworth) 1:29.11121 Glock (Virgin-Cosworth) 1:29.59222 di Grassi (Virgin-Cosworth) 1:30.18523 Senna (HRT-Cosworth) 1:30.52624 Chandhok (HRT-Cosworth) 1:30.613

All timing unofficial

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27 March 2010

Whichever bumbling idiot it is that cobbled together this article should be summarily taken outside and sacked on the spot and replaced by me at twice the wage.

The Qualifying times are completely buggered. I know Autocar doesn't take literacy or accuracy very seriously, but you'd think you'd have noticed that your table isn't even consistent with the body of your text, and that Vettel's quoted lap times clash.

You used the Q1 times. You should have used the Q3 times. They are as follows.

1:23.919 - Vettel

1:24.035 - Webber

1:24.111 - Alonso

1:24.675 - Button

1:24.837 - Massa

1:24.884 - Rosberg

1:24.927 - God

1:25.217 - Barrichello

1:25.372 - Kubica

1:26.036 - Sutil

27 March 2010

what the hell VirginPower

AutoCar are just telling people the results sorry mr right


27 March 2010

[quote VirginPower]The Qualifying times are completely buggered. I know Autocar doesn't take literacy or accuracy very seriously[/quote]

It has been changed now (no edit to say so) but, of course, it was just easy to copy and paste column 1, wholesale, from the Autosport website, so why bother with compiling the timings correctly, no-one will bother to notice, surely???

[quote VirginPower]1:24.927 - God[/quote]

Heh.

27 March 2010

I'd like to see Webber take this race and win. There's an honesty about the man that is so refreshing in F1.

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