Lewis Hamilton tore around the Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the third round of qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix, bouncing over kerbs as he vied for pole position.
However, he could not beat the classy performance of Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing who cruised his way to pole position almost one second ahead of his team mate, Mark Webber. The Red Bull Racing team were ecstatic to have both cars in the top three of the Belgian Grand Prix grid, Vettel saying “that’s the way to do it!” as he cooled the tyres following the fastest lap of the day.
Following the results, Jenson Button explained that he fell to thirteenth after wrongly expecting another lap during Q2. Visibly upset at the loss of what he judged to be a good chance, he said that starting outside the top ten would be “tough”. Likewise Paul di Resta was the victim of poor judgement when the team called him into the pits. He was subsequently beaten into eighteenth.
It is expected that all cars will be allowed to compete in Sunday’s race.
Full Results from Qualifying
|1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
|3||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault|
|5||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes GP|
|6||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari|
|11||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari|
|15||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes|
|18||Paul Di Resta||Force India-Mercedes|
|24||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes GP|