Incredible Vetel, the best driver in this season!!!
Sebastian Vettel will start on pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix after an incident packed qualifying session that saw disappointment for Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button and a bizarre incident involving Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado.
The Red Bull driver's 1:48.298 lap right at the end denied Lewis Hamilton pole by just under half a second. Mark Webber was third in the second Red Bull,a full second slower than his team-mate as the evolving track saw a big split in lap times. Felipe Massa was fourth fastest in the leading Ferrari.
Nico Rosberg will start from fifth position ahead of the impressive Jaime Alguersuari and the even more impressive Bruno Senna, who comfortably outqualified team-mate Vitaly Petrov, who will start tenth behind Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez.
The biggest drama today was at the end of Q2, when Button was the victim of a lack of communication in team, which left him to start just 13th. Disapointing start of his 20-th anniverasy of Michael Schumache, who crashed his Mercedes and will start last.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:48.298 2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:48.730 + 0.432 3. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:49.376 + 1.078 4. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:50.256 + 1.958 5. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:50.552 + 2.254 6. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:50.773 + 2.475 7. Bruno Senna Renault 1:51.121 + 2.823 8. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:51.251 + 2.953 9. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:51.374 + 3.076 10. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:52.303 + 4.005 Q2 Fastest time: 2:02.768 F.Alonso Gap 11. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2:04.692 + 1.924 12. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 2:04.757 + 1.989 13. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2:05.150 + 2.382 14. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 2:07.349 + 4.581 15. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 2:07.777 + 5.009 16. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 2:08.106 + 5.338 17. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 2:08.354 + 5.586 Q1 Fastest time: 2:02.827 M.Webber Gap 18. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2:07.758 + 5.945 19. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 2:07.773 + 5.960 20. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 2:09.566 + 7.753 21. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 2:11.601 + 9.788 22. Tonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 2:11.616 + 9.803 23. Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 2:13.077 + 11.264 24. Michael Schumacher Mercedes no recorded time***UPDATE***
Pastor Maldonado has been given a five-place grid penalty for hitting Lewis Hamilton’s car during qualifying. The stewards handed Hamilton a reprimand for his involvement in the incident.