Qualification Hungarian Grand Prix of 2009

Comments on the Qualification

This was a very surprising qualification. Who would have guessed that Fernando Alonso could get the Renault R29 on pole? Well whith the lightest fuel load it is explained! Those Red Bull RB5’s are fast! I sure think that both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber are a serious threat to Jenson Button. It’s a pity Brawn GP doesn’t develop the car that quick. I sure not hope that is due to lack of funding.

The last news about Felipe Massa is that he is stable after surgery after the crash yesterday during the qualification. It took me back to Brands Hatch, last week, when the boy Surtees died in a freak accident in Formula 2. But luckily for Felipe Massa, he had a concussion and a cut on his head.

I do look forward to the race this afternoon. I sure hope Jenson Button does a few good things with the Brawn GP, but reality forces me to hope that he stays in points.

Results of the third qualification

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 F. Alonso Renault 1:21.569
2 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:21.607
3 M. Webber Red Bull 1:21.741
4 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:21.839
5 N. Rosberg Williams 1:21.890
6 H. Kovalainen McLaren 1:22.095
7 K. Räikkönen Ferrari 1:22.468
8 J. Button Brawn GP 1:22.511
9 K. Nakajima Williams 1:22.835
10 F. Massa Ferrari no time

Results of the second qualification

11 S. Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.002
12 J. Trulli Toyota 1:21.082
13 R. Barrichello Brawn GP 1:21.222
14 T. Glock Toyota 1:21.242
15 N. Piquet jr. Renault 1:21.389

Results of the first qualification

16 N. Heidfeld BMW 1:21.738
17 G. Fisichella Force India F1 1:21.807
18 A. Sutil Force India F1 1:21.868
19 R. Kubica BMW 1:21.901
20 J. Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.359

Pictures of the Saturday Qualification

Pole winner Fernando Alonso (Renault F1 Team), with second place Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) and third place Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing)

Sunset on the Paddock

The wrecked Ferrari F60 of Felipe Massa after his crash

Fernando Alonso, Renault F1 Team, R29

Pictures of the Saturday Practice

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes, MP4-24

Jaime Alguersuari, Scuderia Toro Rosso, STR04

Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP F1 Team, BGP001

Kimi Raikkonen, Scuderia Ferrari, F60

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