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Jenson crossed the line to start his final flyer with less than a second to go, but made it all count, putting together a stunning run to take the front position from Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.
It had looked like his teammate Rubens Barrichello was the faster of the two all day during qualifying, Rubens posting the quickest time overall in the light fuelled round of Q2.
But Jenson showed he’s not a man to stay down for long, and Rubens looked somewhat gutted in the post quali press conference.
Vettel was his usual happy self with second, and poses a very real threat to Jenson for tomorrow’s race. It should be tight down into the first corner when the lights go out.
Felipe Massa’s Ferrari is going well, with their tech upgrades already providing some very encouraging results.
It’s just a pity Kimi Raikkonen didn’t get a chance to drive his car, being kept in the garage in Q1 when he and the team thought he’d posted a fast enough time to get into the second session.
How many times must Ferrari make these mistakes before they learn from them?
You can tell a lot about a man from the way he handles himself in adversity, and whereas Kimi put his hand up, Lewis Hamilton’s dower attitude has finally got to me.
I’m fed up with his clipped answers and grumpy demeanour, acting like a petulant child. Pull yourself together man!
The only other thing that got to me all day, was David Coulthard’s reluctance to talk about Red Bull’s new front wing, when it was sitting there in front of him, live on TV.
Surely his being employed by Red Bull and the BBC is a conflict of interest when it stops us the viewer getting what we want, due to his obligation to the team he’s still involved with? Not good BBC, not good.
Anyway, enough of that. Let us know what you thought… and here’s the full quali results:
1 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:20.527
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:20.660
3 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:20.762
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.934
5 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:21.049
6 Timo Glock Toyota 1:21.247
7 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:21.254
8 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:21.392
9 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:22.558
10 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:22.685
11 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:20.531
12 Nelson Piquet Renault 1:20.604
13 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:20.676
14 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.805
15 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:21.067
16 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:21.291
17 Sebastien Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:21.300
18 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.675
19 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:21.742
20 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 1:22.204