• Formula 1 2011 - Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Report

      Here are the qualifying results for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in 7th and 9th respectively. The younger Nico seems to continue to just slightly outperform Schumacher. Vettel took the pole proving he is not about to stop his dominating performance this season snatching the pole from Lewis Hamilton who seemed to have it in the bag. Full results below.

      Nico Rosberg

      “Qualifying in seventh place was ok today; we had a good set-up after this morning’s practice and I did a good lap in Q3. I’m pleased to have saved one set of new option tyres for the race which will hopefully help me to score some good points.”

      Michael Schumacher

      “The positive thing that I can take from qualifying today is that I will be starting from the better side of the grid in ninth place. However there are also things which we need to investigate further as the first two sectors did not work out well for us today. They were fine with the prime tyres, but not with the super softs, so we will have a close look into the reasons why. As always, we will try to do the best that we can in the race tomorrow.”

      Ross Brawn

      “A reasonable qualifying session for us today with Nico and Michael getting the most out of the car that we had. Our positions are about where we are at the moment. During this morning’s practice session, we focused on our race performance, and that should pay off for us tomorrow afternoon. It’s likely to be quite a tricky race with the tyres as the super softs are right on the limit, so we will have to look after them carefully and make the most of them.”

      Norbert Haug

      “Nico and the team did a good job today in getting the maximum from our current technical package and putting the car in seventh position behind the three top teams. The fact that Mark was on pole one week ago and now is in sixth place demonstrates how tough the battle in this group is, and how challenging it is to break into the top six this season. Michael had a more difficult Q3 and struggled slightly with the set-up of his car. By using primes in Q1 and doing only one outing in Q2 and Q3, Nico saved one set of fresh options for the race which will be very helpful tomorrow. It will be a challenging race for us and our aim is to come home where we are starting or slightly better.”

      2011 Hungarian GP: Formula One Qualifying Results
      Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
      1 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:21.740 1:21.095 1:19.815 14
      2 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.636 1:21.105 1:19.978 12
      3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.038 1:20.578 1:20.024 15
      4 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:22.130 1:21.099 1:20.350 15
      5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:21.578 1:20.262 1:20.365 15
      6 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:22.208 1:20.890 1:20.474 16
      7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.996 1:21.243 1:21.098 12
      8 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:22.237 1:22.000 1:21.445 19
      9 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:22.876 1:21.852 1:21.907 17
      10 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.067 1:22.157 No Time 16
      11 15 Paul Di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:22.976 1:22.256 13
      12 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:23.070 1:22.284 14
      13 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.278 1:22.435 16
      14 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:23.024 1:22.470 14
      15 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:23.075 1:22.684 16
      16 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:23.285 1:22.979 10
      17 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:23.847 9
      18 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:24.070 9
      19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:24.362 8
      20 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:24.534 7
      21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:26.294 10
      22 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:26.323 11
      23 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:26.479 11
      24 25 Jerome DAmbrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:26.510 8

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