Saturday, April 14, 2012

Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Results - Nico Rosberg took pole position


Shanghai - Nico Rosberg took pole position in China GP after be the fastest in the qualifying session. Michael Schumacher who was sitting in the top three will start from second position shifted Lewis Hamilton the order to a penalty.

In the qualifying session at the Shanghai International Circuit on Saturday (14/04/2012) afternoon local time, Rosberg posted a time of 1 minute 35.121 seconds. This is the first pole for Rosberg in his career.

Lewis Hamilton finished second fastest with a record 1 minute 35.626 seconds. But he was penalized five grids due to replace the gearbox and had to start the race from seventh.

Hamilton's position in the order of two is replaced by the end Schumacher qualified third in the fastest time.

Shock presented by Kamui Kobayashi. Sauber-Ferrari driver finished fourth fastest and will start from the top three.

Meanwhile, the disappointing results achieved by Sebastian Vettel. World champion who is also holder of the pole in the last three Grand Prix in China that have come out in qualifying second fastest time and just-11.

Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Results

1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 35.121s
2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m 35.626s
3. Michael Schumacher Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 35.691s
4. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m 35.784s
5. Kimi Raikkonen 1m 35.898s Lotus-Renault
6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m 36.191s
7. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m 36.290s
8. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m 36.524s
9. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 36.622s
10. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault no time Q3

11. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m 36.031s
12. Felipe Massa Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 36.255s
13. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m 36.283s
14. Bruno Senna's Williams-Renault 1m 36.289s
15. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m 36.317s
16. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m 36.745s
17. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 36.956s

18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 37.714s
19. Heikki Kovalainen, Renault 1m 38.463s Caterham
20. Vitaly Petrov-Renault 1m 38.677s Caterham
21. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m 39.282s
22. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m 39.717s
23. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m 40.411s
24. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m 41.000s

Start Position

1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2. Michael Schumacher Mercedes
3. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber
4. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus
5. Jenson Button McLaren
6. Mark Webber Red Bull
7. Lewis Hamilton McLaren
8. Sergio Perez Sauber
9. Fernando Alonso Ferrari
10. Romain Grosjean Lotus
11. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
12. Felipe Massa Ferrari
13. Pastor Maldonado Williams
14. Bruno Senna Williams
15. Paul di Resta Force India
16. Nico Hulkenberg Force India
17. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso
18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso
19. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham
20. Vitaly Petrov Caterham
21. Timo Glock Marussia
22. Charles Pic Marussia
23. Pedro de la Rosa HRT
24. Narain Karthikeyan HRT

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