Sebastian Vettel has done it again with yet another pole position for Red Bull. Vettel took the qualifying top spot in the dying minutes of the session after facing fierce competition from the Ferrari drivers. The competition was so close that Vettel beat Fernando Alonso by just 0.002 seconds. The Ferrari driver, who has been showing very commendable performances during the practice sessions will start ahead of teammate, Felipe Massa. This makes it a Ferrari 2-3 start.
Mark Webber who just came back from a sensational win at the British GP sealed fourth place. With Ferrari’s strong performance, you can expect an exciting duel between the Bulls and the Stallions, and I would love to see a scarlet 1-2 finish. Ferrari fans out there, don’t celebrate just yet though, lets hope Alonso doesn’t get penalized for a mistake or get involved in a safety car mix-up. Despite finishing in fifth and sixth positions, both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button from McLaren didn’t really shake up the Red Bulls and Ferraris.
Robert Kubica, in yet another consistent performance was seventh fastest for Renault ahead of Williams’ Rubens Barrichello. Nico Rosberg, who is part of six German drivers will start tomorrow’s race in ninth while Williams’ Nico Hulkenberg secured tenth place. If it weren’t for Vettel’s last minute pole, German fans would have been even more disappointed as local hero Michael Schumacher only managed 11th in his Mercedes racer.
Lotus Racing proved to be the quickest new team yet again with Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen finishing in 18th and 19th places. The team is also inching it’s way closer to the more established teams as Trulli was 1.7 seconds adrift from Sebastien Buemi’s 17th-place lap time. It was generally a clean session but red flags were drawn in Q1 as Vitantonio Liuzzi from Force India spun his car and crashed on the main straight. He will start the race from 22nd, amongst the Virgin and Hispania drivers.
Look out for an interesting 2010 German GP tomorrow! Click here to view the results in full.