Lewis Hamilton on Pole in Belgian Grand Prix 2013Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes scores Pole in rain in F1 Belgian Grand Prix qualifying.
In the Q3, rain was predicted, so all the cars started immediately as soon as the session was flagged on. However, rain immediately started and it came to notice that Force India had put their driver Di Resta on intermediate tyres. So he set the first bench mark time and it was very late when drivers could beat it. Paul di Resta scored P5.
Lewis Hamilton in the dying moments snatched the P1 slot from Sebastian Vettel with a time of 2:01.012. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull came second with a time of 2:01.200
Vettel’s teammate in Red Bull, Mark Webber scored P3 with a time of 2:01.325 seconds. Nico Rosberg of Mercedes will line up by his side in the second row after he scored 2:02.251
Jenson Button of McLaren scored P6. Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus will line up in the 4th row as they qualified P7 and P8.
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa of Ferrari will start in fifth row. Unless there is rain tomorrow, the championship hopes of Fernando Alonso seems to be fading away.
Drama in Q1 in Belgian Grand Prix F1 QualifyingIn the First part of the qualifying in Belgian Grand Prix 2013, rain brought a few surprises. Towards the end of the Q1 the track was drying up and hence times were tumbling faster. Giedo van der Garde a backmarker, shot into limelight when he posted the third fastest time P3 of 2:00.564. The Fastest time was of Fernando Alonso at 2:00.190 followed by Lewis Hamilton at 2:00.368
During Q1 the six drivers who were relegated were:17. Pastor Maldonado, Williams
18. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso
19. Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso
20. Valteri Bottas, Williams
21. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber
22. Charles Pic, Marussia
So out of the four perennial backmarkers belonging to Caterham and Marussia, only Charles Pic of Marussia finished in his familiar 22nd spot. The other three escaped relegation, which is nothing sort of historical.
In the Q2, Giedo van der Garde scored his career best 14th at the F1 Belgian Grand Prix came 2013 and stayed ahead of Jules Bianchi of Marussia 15th and Max Chilton of Caterham at 16th.
Nico Hulkenberg of Sauber scored P11 followed by Adrian Sutil of Force India at P12 and Sergio Perez of McLaren at P13.
Final Qualifying Results in Belgian Grand Prix
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
3. Mark Webber Red Bull
4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes
5. Paul di Resta Force India
6. Jenson Button McLaren
7. Romain Grosjean Lotus
8. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus
9. Fernando Alonso Ferrari
10. Felipe Massa Ferrari
11. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber
12. Adrian Sutil Force India
13. Sergio Perez Mclaren
14. Giedo van der Garde Caterham
15. Jules Bianchi Marussia
16. Max Chilton Caterham
17. Pastor Maldonado Williams
18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso
19. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso
20. Valteri Bottas Williams
21. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber
22. Charles Pic Marussia