• F1 2012 - Mercedes AMG GP Korean Grand Prix Qualifying Results: Rosberg 9th and Schumacher 10th

      Mercedes had a better qualifying session that last week in Japan. Nico Rosberg was able to grab 9th and Schumacher 10th. The car looked fairly stronger and more well suited for the Korean track. They easily made it into Q3 but at the start of the third session both Mercedes drivers parked their cars near the pit lane exit and sat there. When both driver finally left the pits they chose not to set a time and went straight back to the pits. near the end of the session, they went back out and set times that were good for ninth and tenth.

      Team RBR looked on form and dominated the session, but it was Mark Webber that nabbed pole position. Vettel had his chance for pole, but a bad first sector could only net him second place. Lewis Hamilton, next years Mercedes driver starts third. World championship leader Alonso has a tough task ahead of him as he starts 4th, behind him is Kimi Raikkonen, then Felipe Massa. Crash happy Grosjean starts 7th, behind him in 8th is Nico Hulkenberg in his Mercedes-powered Force India.

      Full Qualifying Results

      After 0 of 0 laps
      Position Driver Team
      Qualifying Three completed. Best Lap: Mark Webber 1.37.242. Race will start at 07.00 BST on Sunday.
      1 Australia M Webber Red Bull
      2 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
      3 Great Britain L Hamilton McLaren
      4 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
      5 Finland K Raikkonen Lotus
      6 Brazil F Massa Ferrari
      7 France R Grosjean Lotus
      8 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India
      9 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes
      10 Germany M Schumacher Mercedes
      11 Great Britain J Button McLaren
      12 Mexico S Perez Sauber
      13 Japan K Kobayashi Sauber
      14 Great Britain P Di Resta Force India
      15 Venezuela P Maldonado Williams
      16 Australia D Ricciardo Toro Rosso
      17 France J Vergne Toro Rosso
      18 Brazil B Senna Williams
      19 Russian Federation V Petrov Caterham
      20 Finland H Kovalainen Caterham
      21 Germany T Glock Marussia
      22 Spain P de la Rosa HRT
      23 India N Karthikeyan HRT
      24 France C Pic Marussia

      Driver and Team Comments

      Nico Rosberg:

      "Ninth place was the maximum that we could have achieved today. We set up the car well but we're lacking the performance to challenge any further towards the front. We're working hard to improve the situation, and hopefully our race pace will be better and we can score some decent points here in Korea. The track layout here and the cooler temperatures should suit to us more than in the recent races, so I'm looking forward to the race tomorrow."

      Michael Schumacher:

      "The positive aspect about today's performance was that we made a step forward relative to last weekend and got into Q3. But overall, it was an average kind of day. We were expecting to end up somewhere between positions eight and ten, but things didn't go quite right in the final sector of my quick lap. Looking ahead to tomorrow, I think we can hope to look quite respectable: our long runs were quite good, as were the tyres. Let's see how the race unfolds."

      This article was originally published in forum thread: F1 2012 - Mercedes AMG GP Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Results: Rosberg 9th and Schumacher 10th started by Scourge82 View original post
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        My man, on top of things.

        Nicely done.
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        thanks man. Forgot to do one thing The title says Italian GP and not the Korean GP
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I should have seen that, fixed.