2010 Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir, Round 1, Qualifying Session)

New layout for the Sakhir Circuit. © FIA

Come qualifying, Sebastian Vettel secured the first pole of the season only just 1/10th of a second ahead of Felipe Massa and a further 4/10th’s of a second in front of Fernando Alonso – a key early victory for the Brazilian driver in his first back since his horrific injury in Hungary last season.

Congratulations to Timo Glock for being the first if the new teams and an even greater heads up must be given to Karun Chandhok whose first ever laps in the HRT machine was during today’s qualifying session – I cannot remember the last time I saw such a cool driver as Chandhok, when facing the possibility of not racing.

Sakhir, Qualifying (March 13th)
3rd Session
1 VETTEL Red Bull 1m54.101s
2 MASSA Ferrari 1m54.242s
3 ALONSO Ferrari 1m54.608s
4 HAMILTON McLaren 1m55.217s
5 ROSBERG Mercedes 1m55.241s
6 WEBBER Red Bull 1m55.284s
7 SCHUMACHER Mercedes 1m55.524s
8 BUTTON McLaren 1m55.672s
9 KUBICA Renault 1m55.885s
10 SUTIL Force India 1m56.309s
2nd Session
11 BARRICHELLO Williams 1m55.330s
12 LIUZZI Force India 1m55.653s
13 HULKENBERG Williams 1m55.857s
14 DE LA ROSA Sauber 1m56.237s
15 BUEMI Toro Rosso 1m56.265s
16 KOBAYASHI Sauber 1m56.270s
17 PETROV Renault 1m56.619s
1st Session
18 ALGUERSUARI Toro Rosso 1m57.071s
19 GLOCK Virgin 1m59.728
20 TRULLI Lotus 1m59.852s
21 KOVALAINEN Lotus 2m00.313s
22 DI GRASSI Virgin 2m00.587s
23 SENNA HRT 2m03.240s
24 CHANDHOK HRT 2m04.904s

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