Red Bull duo one-two; Hamilton falters; Schuey left trailing
17 April 2010

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel claimed his third pole position in four F1 races this season with a stunning late lap in qualifying at Shanghai.

The German will lead an all-Red Bull front row, with his team-mate Mark Webber 0.248 seconds slower in second place.

Fernando Alonso took third for Ferrari, four places but only 0.2s ahead of his team-mate Felipe Massa.

Shanghai F1 qualifying times,/h3>1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:34.5582. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:34.8063. Alonso Ferrari 1:34.9134. Rosberg Mercedes 1:34.9235. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.9796. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.0347. Massa Ferrari 1:35.1808. Kubica Renault 1:35.3649. Schumacher Mercedes 1:35.64610. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:35.963

11. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:35.74812. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.04713. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.14914. Petrov Renault 1:36.31115. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.42216. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:36.64717. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.020

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18. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes1:37.16119. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:39.27820. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.39921. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.52022. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:39.78323. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:40.46924. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:40.578

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17 April 2010

i see all the cosworths have been at the bottom, apart from williams. not much talk about these cosworth engines. are they any good. are they on a par with renault and ferrari. is it chassis design that matters most.

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17 April 2010

[quote kcrally]i see all the cosworths have been at the bottom, apart from williams. not much talk about these cosworth engines. are they any good. are they on a par with renault and ferrari. is it chassis design that matters most.
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The engine regs are very tight, 95kg minimum weight to stop exotic materials in the block, 18000rpm rev limit, 8 engines per season. So... the engines are reasonably equal in pace. The merc is considered about the best at the moment but there is only tenths between the engines. Chassis design can be worth seconds per lap so it is that, that will account for most of the lap time. That said you'd imagine that Cosworth a little behind the best, but not by the seconds that the new teams are off the pace.

17 April 2010

Christian Horner is a lot of fun, you can't help liking the guy. Seems to be quite good at running a team as well.

If it rains for the race , will there be ash in the rain , or hasn't it got that far yet ?

17 April 2010

Red Bull have a great team this season they should be way ahead except they got unlucky the first 2 races because they try and experiment with new things its all to play for yet do Alonso and Massa are doing great too and Lewis and Butten are also its anyones game yet what a seson is The Chinese race gona be good .

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