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BELGIUM GP – QUALIFYING RESULTS

kimi-raikkonen-belgp-220815-krs13A complicated qualifying – Kimi Raikkonen endured a complicated qualifying session, having to park the car a few minutes before the end of Q2, when his car lost oil pressure. The Finn was ninth fastest at the time, but dropped to fourteenth because of the failure. In the other Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel was ninth fastest, making a mistake at the final corner, but will probably start from eighth because of a penalty for Romain Grosjean. The first row was locked out by Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton (1:47.197) on pole and Nico Rosberg (1:47.895) second. [via ferrarif1.com]

Final Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m47.197s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m47.655s 0.458s
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m48.537s 1.340s
4 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m48.561s 1.364s
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m48.599s 1.402s
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m48.639s 1.442s
7 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m48.685s 1.488s
8 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m48.754s 1.557s
9 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m48.825s 1.628s
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m49.771s 2.574s
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m49.121s
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m49.228s
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m49.586s
14 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m49.952s
16 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m52.948s
17 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m53.099s
18 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault
19 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m50.978s
20 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m51.420s

QUOTES

From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “I don’t know exactly what happened, I lost some drive and had to stop. It’s too early to say what the problem was, we have to wait to know more about the issue. Our car has been handling pretty nice all weekend, unfortunately the issue has come at the bad time, my position could have been a bit better. Yesterday we had been trying few different things and I think we had made the right choices for today. Obviously we know we have to improve in all areas. My starting position will make my race very tricky but I hope that the race condition will turn in our favour. It’s important to go through the first corner: even if it won’t be easy to get past Mercedes-engined cars, we’ll keep fighting and doing our best.”

From f1i.com – Kimi: “The Mercedes-engined cars are pretty strong here but our car is handling pretty nicely all weekend so it was bad timing for the issue, but it is what it is.”


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