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German Grand Prix Qualifying Red Bull Just Pips Ferrari

by F1Fan on July 24, 2010

Qualifying at the German Grand Prix today came down to the last seconds of the final qualifying session with Sebastian Vettel taking pole position by the narrowest of margins, just two thousandths of a second.

In a predominantly dry qualifying session Sebastian Vettel beat out Fernando Alonso by the closest of margins, only 2/1000th of a second. You have to go all the way back to 2007 to find a closer Qualifying margin.

While Red Bull Racing narrowly managed to claim pole position again, Fernando Alonso and team mate Felipe Massa for Ferrari were really close and spit the Red Bull’s of Vettel and Webber, marking the best Ferrari team qualifying positions this season, indicating the significant advances in performance that Ferrari have introduced over the last couple of races.

German Grand Prix Grid Position

Grid PositionDriver/TeamGrid PositionDriver/Team
1Vettel/Red Bull Racing2Alonso/Ferrari
2Massa/Ferrari4Webber/Red Bull Racing
3Kubica/Renault F18Barrichello/Williams F1
9Rossberg/Mercedes GP10Hulkenberg/Williams F1
11Schumacher/Mercedes GP12Kobayashi/BMW Sauber F1
13Petrov/Renault F114Sutil/Force India
15De La Rosa/BMW Sauner F116Alguersuari/Toro Rosso
17Buemi/Toro Rosso18Trulli/Lotus Racing
19Kovalainen/Lotus Racing20Glock/Virgin Racing
21Senna/HRT F1 Team22Liuzzi/Force India
23Yamamoto/HRT F1 Team24Di Grassi/Virgin Racing
July 24, 2010
2010 F1 Season, Round 11, Hockenheimring Circuit

While Ferrari and Red Bull were competing for Pole position, Williams F1 were quietly advancing up the grid. Finishing today, for the second qualifying session in a row with two cars in the top ten. The most recent aerodynamic improvements introduced by the team seem to have made a dramatic improvement in the performance of the ATT&T Williams FW32.

Williams is not the only team to have improved their performance, BMW Sauber F1 have also had good results for the last two races having seemingly solved their reliability issues. While just outside the top ten Kamui Kobayashi qualified on the 6th row of the grid a great performance.

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