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Extremely close German Grand Prix qualifying session [results]

 Extremely close German Grand Prix qualifying session [results]
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates his pole position / XPB

Slow day for the Ferraris

Lewis Hamilton climbed onto pole position this afternoon after outpacing the two Red Bulls.

It was a close Q3 with Sebastian Vettel holding on to the lead most of the time but in the end Lewis Hamilton took pole position with a time of 1m 29.398s, while Vettel had to settle for second place as he was 0.103s slower. His teammate Mark Webber will be starting the German Grand Prix from third place, ahead of the Renaults with Kimi Raikkonen on fourth and Romain Grosjean grabbing fifth.

Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso) had a satisfying qualification session since he acquired sixth place, managing to be faster than the disappointing Ferraris which will be starting from seventh (Felipe Massa) and eight (Fernando Alonso). Jenson Button and Nico Hulkenberg didn't have a timed lap in Q3 so they will be beginning tomorrow's race from ninth and tenth place.

Although everyone was expecting for him to repeat recent qualification performances, Nico Rosberg failed to qualify for Q3 so he will be starting from eleventh place.

Results Qualifying Session:

PosNoDriverTeamQ1Q2Q3Laps
1 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:31.131 1:30.152 1:29.398 14
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:31.269 1:29.992 1:29.501 14
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:31.428 1:30.217 1:29.608 14
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:30.676 1:29.852 1:29.892 15
5 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:31.242 1:30.005 1:29.959 16
6 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:31.081 1:30.223 1:30.528 16
7 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:30.547 1:29.825 1:31.126 17
8 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:30.709 1:29.962 1:31.209 15
9 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.181 1:30.269   16
10 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.132 1:30.231   13
11 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:31.322 1:30.326   10
12 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:31.322 1:30.697   18
13 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.498 1:30.933   16
14 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.681 1:31.010   17
15 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:31.320 1:31.010   15
16 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:31.629 1:31.104   12
17 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:31.693     8
18 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:31.707     6
19 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:32.937     8
20 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:33.063     9
21 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:33.734     8
22 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:34.098     9

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Probably win to show that cheaters do prosper
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July 6, 2013 9:37 am