Shanghai 2008: Qualifying Result

Shanghai 2008: Qualifying Result

Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix, beating both Ferraris, Fernando Alonso and his team mate. Both STRs got into Q3, and Mark Webber had his engine replaced and will therefore receive a ten grid slot penalty. David Coulthard was particularly upset with Nick Heidfeld after the BMW driver held up the Red Bull before entering the pitlane. Coulthard had some unkind words to say and has taken the issue to the stewards. Another driver not doing so well in qualifying was Robert Kubica, who just got into Q2, but was then knocked out after qualifying in twelfth.

Turkey 2008: Qualifying Results

1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m36.303s Q3
2. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m36.645s Q3
3. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m36.889s Q3
4. Fernando Alonso Renault 1m36.927s Q3
5. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m36.930s Q3
6. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m37.083s* Q3
7. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1m37.201s Q3
8. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m37.685s Q3
9. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m37.934s Q3
10. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m38.885s Q3
11. Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1m35.722s Q2
12. Robert Kubica BMW 1m35.814s Q2
13. Timo Glock Toyota 1m35.937s Q2
14. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m36.079s Q2
15. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m36.210 Q2
16. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1m36.731s Q1
17. Kazuki Nakajima Williams 1m36.863s Q1
18. Jenson Button Honda 1m37.053s Q1
19. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m37.730s Q1
20. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m37.739s Q1

*Mark Webber had his Renault engine replaced after FP3, and will therefore be demoted 10 places on the grid.

1 comment

  • I thought that Webber had an engine swap allowance up his sleeve? I can’t recall when he’s had to switch engines recently – can you clarify?

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