Alonso takes pole at Silverstone – 2012 British Grand Prix condoning Fernando Alonso is on pole for the British Grand Prix, advanced of Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher
Fernando Alonso will alpha the British Grand Prix from pole position, afterward a actual wet and continued condoning session.
The rain began to abatement at the end of the aboriginal condoning session, but became abundant added during Q2. At which point Alonso – who was fastest in final convenance – had a big moment, as he skidded in the wet and just almost absent hitting the tyre wall.
More and added drivers took to their radios to beef for the affair to be stopped, and anon afterwards FIA chase director, Charlie Whiting, absitively to accompany out the red flags. The affair didn’t alpha afresh for added than an hour.
Qualifying restarted with six account larboard of Q2, with the drivers aggressive through continuing baptize and traffic. Nico Rosberg went off on his aboriginal lap but managed to continue, but Romain Grosjean wasn’t so lucky. He abandoned his Lotus in the alluvium and will now alpha ninth.
At the end of Q1, Alonso – currently the championship baton and champ at this clue endure year – was beneath than 5 hundredths of a additional faster than second-place Mark Webber.
Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel will allotment the additional row of the grid. Felipe Massa will alpha fifth, advanced of Kimi Raikkonen, Pastor Maldonado and Lewis Hamilton.
Paul di Resta almost absent out on accepting into Q3, accepting slowed down for the chicken flags afterward Grosjean’sÂ spin. He will alpha from 10th, though, due to Nico Hulkenberg’s five-place amends for a gearbox change. This agency di Resta’s assistant at Force India will alpha the chase from 14th.
The aboriginal blow of the day was Jenson Button, who will alpha his home Grand Prix from 18th place. He bootless to accomplish it out of the aboriginal condoning session, afterwards chicken flags affected him to affluence off on his final aerial lap.
The chicken flags were out due to Timo Glock, who had spun and was affected to stop on the pit straight. He will still alpha advanced of the HRTs.
Two drivers went into condoning with filigree penalties afterward incidents at the European Grand Prix two weeks ago. Kamui Kobayashi has a five-place amends for colliding with Felipe Massa in Valencia, which agency he now starts 17th. While Jean-Eric Vergne has a 10-place filigree bead – and a 10,000 Euro accomplished – for causing a blow with Heikki Kovalainen, which agency he starts 23rd.
Charles Pic in the additional Marussia bootless to accommodated the 107 per cent requirement, so will alone chase at the stewards’ discretion. He aswell has a five-place filigree amends for a gearbox change, so will at best alpha last.
2012 British Grand Prix grid
|2||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1’51.793|
|4||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1’52.199|
|9||Romain Grosjean||Lotus-Renault||No time|
|10||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1’57.009|
|14||Nico Hulkenberg***||Force India-Mercedes||1’54.382|
|21||Pedro de la Rosa||HRT-Cosworth||1’52.742|
107 per cent time: 1’53.718
* Five-place amends for causing a blow in Valencia
** 10-place amends for causing a blow in Valencia
*** Five-place amends for a gearbox change
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