2010 BRITISH GP: VETTEL IMPRESIVE ON POLE, FRONT ROW FOR RED BULL


Red Bull continued its domination of the British Grand Prix weekend as Sebastian Vettel led Mark Webber in a seemingly easy front row sweep. And while Red Bull proved unstoppable, its main title rival McLaren had a very tough session with Lewis Hamilton fourth and Jenson Button a disastrous 14th.

The biggest surprise in Q2 is that the world champion in 2009 failed to be placed in the third qualification session with the McLaren car. He finished 14th position. The battle for top was among the Red Bull duo, this time with Mark Webber at the top. Surprisingly performance of Schumacher, from 15th place in Q1, placed 5th, improvement of 10 places. Success for Barrichello and de la Rosa, with the placing in the top 10th

As expected in Q1 three new teams occupy last 6 positions, joined by Jamie Alguersuari, with the Toro Rosso on 18-th. Wind was causing problems to drivers, Hamilton told his team that the wind changes its direction very often. The wind was blowing with 6 m/s.
P.  DRIVER             TEAM                  Q1        Q2        Q3  
1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:30.841 1:30.480 1:29.615
2. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:30.858 1:30.114 1:29.758
3. Alonso Ferrari 1:30.997 1:30.700 1:30.426
4. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.297 1:31.118 1:30.556
5. Rosberg Mercedes 1:31.626 1:31.085 1:30.625
6. Kubica Renault 1:31.680 1:31.344 1:31.040
7. Massa Ferrari 1:31.313 1:31.010 1:31.172
8. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:31.424 1:31.126 1:31.175
9. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.533 1:31.327 1:31.274
10. Schumacher Mercedes 1:32.058 1:31.022 1:31.430
11. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:31.109 1:31.399
12. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.851 1:31.421
13. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:32.144 1:31.635
14. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.435 1:31.699
15. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:32.226 1:31.708
16. Petrov Renault 1:31.638 1:31.796
17. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:31.901 1:32.012
18. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:32.430
19. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:34.405
20. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:34.775
21. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:34.864
22. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:35.212
23. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:36.576
24. Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1:36.968