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German GP 2012 Qualifying – Results


We had some dry track at the start of the qualifying session and after the Q1 was over the rain came in a quite heavily fashion.

Ferrari_GermanGP_2012-01In Q1 were kicked out the usual suspects HRT, Marussia, Caterham and Jean-Eric Vergne for Scuderia Toro Rosso. Q2 was a completely wet one with the best times set on intermediate tyres in the first laps.

Q3 was a question of who will run most in the full wet Pirelli tyres and this point Raikkonen and Alonso decided to enter and change to brand new tyres while they were followed shortly by Schumacher and the Red Bulls a strategy that worked great for the Scuderia and Alonso takes the pole once more in wet conditions.

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.621 25
02. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:41.026 23
03. Australia Mark Webber* Red Bull Racing 1:41.496 22
04. Deutschland Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:42.459 23
05. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:43.501 24
06. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:43.950 24
07. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:44.113 25
08. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:44.186 25
09. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:44.889 22
10. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 1:45.811 18
11. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:57.009 15
12. Mexico Sergio Perez Sauber F1 1:57.071 17
13. Japan Kamui Kobayashi Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:57.108 16
14. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari 1:57.132 17
15. France Romain Grosjean* Lotus F1 1:57.426 18
16. Brazil Bruno Senna Williams F1 1:57.719 21
17. Deutschland Nico Rosberg* Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:57.895 18
18. France Jean Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.044 9
19. Finland Heikki Kovalainen Caterham F1 Team 1:49.027 8
20. Russia Vitaly Petrov Caterham F1 Team 1:49.477 9
21. France Charles Pic Marussia F1 1:51.618 12
22. Germany Timo Glock Marussia F1 1:52.742 11
23. Spain Pedro de la Rosa HRT F1 Team 1:53.040 8
24. India Narain Karthikeyan HRT F1 Team 1:54.143 10
  107% Time: 1:20.991  
  * Webber, Rosberg and Grosjean will lose five places due to gearbox changes

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