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2011 Australian Grand Prix Grid Position

by F1Fan on March 26, 2011

Qualifying at the 2011 Australian Grand Prix was completely dominated by Sebastian Vettel almost eight tenths of a second fast than his nearest rival Lewis Hamilton. An absolute mile in F1 terms.

While Red Bulls performance was not unexpected although the final margin once Vettel let loose no doubt surprised most of his competitors, it was McLarens performance so far throughout the weekend which has been the most unexpected. Unusually off the pace during Preseason testing The McLaren engineers work around the clock to come up with major revisions in time for the Australian Grand Prix massively improving the performance of this seasons car.

Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Grid Position

Grid PositionDriver/TeamGrid PositionDriver/Team
1Vettel/Red Bull Racing2Hamilton/McLaren
3Webber/Red Bull Racing4Button/McLaren
5Alonso/Ferrari6Petrov/Lotus Racing Gp
7Rosberg/Mercedes GP8Massa/Ferrari
9Kobayashi/Sauber F110Buemi/Toro Rosso
11Schumacher/Mercedes GP12Alguersuari/Toro Rosso
13Perez/Sauber F114Di Resta/Force India
15Maldonado/Williams16Sutil/Force India
17Barrichello/Williams18Heidfeld/Lotus Renult GP
19Kovalainen/Team Lotus20Trulli/Team Lotus
21Glock/Marussia Virgin Racing22D'Ambrosia/Marussia Virgin Racing
23 (Note 1)Liuzzi/ HRT F1 Team24 (Note 1)Karthikeyan/HRT F1 Team
2011 Formula One Season, Round 1, Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
Note 1: Qualifying Time outside the 107% criteria. May not take part in Grand Prix subject to FIA decision

At the other end of the field the three new teams Team Lotus, Marussia Virgin Racing and HRT F1 Racing Team continue to be massively off the pace with HRT suffering the ultimate ignominy being unable to set a time below the 107% target and may well not get to compete in the first Grand Prix of the season. Given the amount of effort the team put out to get both cars on track for qualifying that must be a bitter pill indeed.

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