Here is the grid for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, which will be updated should any penalties be handed out between now and the race start. At the front we have Fernando Alonso on pole, his first since 2007, but the Spaniard is already ruling out race victory. Right behind are the two Red Bulls who are surely the favourites, and then in P4 we have a KERS-equipped Lewis Hamilton who should be able to make up some places at the start. Felipe Massa is unlikely to make the start of the race following his accident in qualifying.
This grid goes out to Gavin, Pat, Lukeh, Duncan and Jackie, who each offered help when I said on Facebook I was trying to teach myself how to spell correctly and type quickly ‘Jaime Alguersuari’. Each had their own idea, and Lukeh suggested the Spaniard looks more like a Tim, which is obviously easier to say and write. So that is Jaime’s new nickname, as indicated on the grid.
Hungary 2009: The Grid
|1||Fernando Alonso Renault
|Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing
|3||Mark Webber Red Bull Racing
|Lewis Hamilton McLaren
|5||Nico Rosberg Williams
|Heikki Kovalainen McLaren
|7||Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
|Jenson Button Brawn
|9||Kazuki Nakajima Williams
|Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Tro Rosso
|11||Jarno Trulli Toyota
|Rubens Barrichello Brawn
|13||Timo Glock Toyota
|Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault
|15||Nick Heidfeld BMW
|Giancarlo Fisichella Force India
|17||Adrian Sutil Force India
|Robert Kubica BMW
|19||Jaime ‘Tim’ Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso
Felipe Massa had qualified in tenth after getting through to Q3. However, Massa will not start the race tomorrow following his accident at the end of Q2 and therefore Ferrari will only be fielding one driver. All drivers have been moved up a slot.
- The qualifying results can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Qualifying Result.
- The live notes can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Live Qualifying Notes
- The qualifying report can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Fernando Alonso Takes A Well Timed Pole Position
- The car weights and fuel levels can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Post-Qualifying Car Weights.