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Massa takes surprise pole in Austria

Williams locked out the front row for the first time since 2003
Saturday, June 21, 2014

 

21st June, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Felipe Massa took his first pole position since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix in Austria.

The Brazilian driver put in the fastest lap of the session shortly after the chequered flag. Teammate Valtteri Bottas will line-up alongside him in second. 

Both drivers looked strong all weekend and the team’s hard work has paid off with the team locking out the front row for the first time since the 2003 German Grand Prix.  

Nico Rosberg was the fastest Mercedes and will start third from Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo.

Kevin Magnussen will start sixth with Daniil Kvyat seventh and Kimi Raikkonen eighth.

Lewis Hamilton’s hope of pole were dashed when he ran wide at turn 1 and could not cross the line before the chequered flag.

He did not set a time but will start 9th as Nico Hulkenberg’s time was disallowed.

Jenson Button benefits from Sergio Perez’s five place grid penalty from Canada and will start 11th.

Sebastian Vettel was the surprise of Q2 with the quadruple world champion failing to get through to Q3 and will start 12th.

Pastor Maldonado will start alongside him in 13th with Jean-Eric Vergne and Romain Grosjean on the row behind in 14th and 15th respectively.

Sergio Perez missed out on Q3 by 0.097s and qualified 11th though he will take a five place grid penalty and start 16th.

The Saubers will line up side-by-side on row 10 of the grid with Adrian Sutil 17th and Esteban Gutierrez 18th.

Jules Bianchi will start 19th followed by Kamui Kobayashi, Marcus Ericsson and Max Chilton who has a five place grid penalty from Canada.

 

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:10.292  1:09.239  1:08.759
2 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:10.356  1:09.096  1:08.846
3 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:09.695  1:08.974  1:08.944
4 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:10.405  1:09.479  1:09.285
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:10.395  1:09.638  1:09.466
6 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:10.081  1:09.473  1:09.515
7 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 1:09.678  1:09.490  1:09.619
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:10.285  1:09.657  1:10.795
9 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:09.514  1:09.092  No time
10 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:10.389  1:09.624  No time
11 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1:10.124  1:09.754  
12 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:10.252  1:09.780  
13 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:10.630  1:09.801  
14 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:10.821  1:09.939  
15 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 1:10.161  1:10.073  
16 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:10.461  1:10.642  
17 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:10.825    
18 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:11.349    
19 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:11.412    
20 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:11.673    
21 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:11.775    
22 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:12.673    
             
Note - Perez and Chilton qualified P11 and P21 respectively; drop 5 and 3 grid places respectively for causing collisions at previous round.

 

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