|Row 1||1. Sebastian Vettel 1’38.481
|2. Lewis Hamilton 1’38.622
|Row 2||3. Jenson Button 1’38.631
|4. Mark Webber 1’38.858
|Row 3||5. Fernando Alonso 1’39.058
|6. Felipe Massa 1’39.695
|Row 4||7. Nico Rosberg 1’39.773
|8. Michael Schumacher 1’40.662
|Row 5||9. Adrian Sutil 1’40.768
|10. Paul di Resta No time
|Row 6||11. Sergio Perez 1’40.874
|12. Vitaly Petrov 1’40.919
|Row 7||13. Sebastien Buemi 1’41.009
|14. Bruno Senna 1’41.079
|Row 8||15. Jaime Alguersuari 1’41.162
|16. Kamui Kobayashi 1’41.24
|Row 9||17. Heikki Kovalainen 1’42.979
|18. Jarno Trulli 1’43.884
|Row 10||19. Timo Glock 1’44.515
|20. Daniel Ricciardo 1’44.641
|Row 11||21. Jerome D’Ambrosio 1’44.699
|22. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’45.159
|Row 12||23. Pastor Maldonado* No time
|24. Rubens Barrichello No time
*10-place grid penalty for engine change.
2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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- Vote for your Abu Dhabi GP driver of the weekend
- McLaren: Relief for Hamilton after return to winning ways
- Ferrari: Slow pit stop costs Alonso shot at victory
- Red Bull: Mystery puncture halts the Vettel steamroller
- Mercedes: Rosberg comes out ahead after first-lap scrap
- Force India: Team tightens grasp on sixth in championship
- Sauber: Kobayashi ends seven-race drought
17 comments on “2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid”
Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys)
12th November 2011, 14:11
Say what you will about Abu Dhabi and the quality of the racing that it provides, but I think qualifying showed us something that we haven’t really see this year: drivers absolutely attacking the kerbs.
12th November 2011, 14:12
Hamilton pulled it out of the bag…
When it didn’t matter.
12th November 2011, 16:06
It was mean but I couldn’t help but laugh.
12th November 2011, 14:13
Anyone who says Qualifying isn’t exciting this year didn’t just watch that session. Scorcher.
12th November 2011, 14:16
It hasn’t been. That now makes it 2 good Q3s out of 18 races.
~Not a great record is it?
Although that was great.
12th November 2011, 14:25
They have been pretty good. Malaysia, Japan and this one especially, if we’re not counting non-Vettel poles.
12th November 2011, 14:20
Great qualifying session. All I need is Alonso to overtake Webber and I’ll have a perfect prediction score at the end of the race!
Paul A (@paul-a)
12th November 2011, 14:40
Question: at the end of Q2, when Schumacher’s car was being pushed back into the garage, I thought I saw intermediate tyres (front right seemed to have the typical “V” grooves. Has anyone got a replay of the BBC feed?
12th November 2011, 15:40
They changed softs to inters just before pushing him into the garage.. pitstop practise I guess..
12th November 2011, 23:35
@Paul A it has become standard procedure, I think. Red Bull Does it as well. I guess drop off Has to start somewhere and they don’t want to spoil any metre too much.
Or Does anybody know another explanation?
12th November 2011, 15:22
i have a question for u guys..what was the last time ”both the williams locking up the back of grid” happened?
12th November 2011, 23:36
According to our dutch commenter, it is à first
12th November 2011, 15:49
@keithcollantine: Kov’s time is missing
12th November 2011, 16:26
Great laps by Perez and the Force India guys! Also compliments to Kovalainen for always looking set to beat someone of the established teams’ drivers (and this time it was a 7-time world champion)!
12th November 2011, 16:32
I wonder if they’ll start DiResta on the prime again.
12th November 2011, 20:10
Lets hope theres no chopping at the start hey
12th November 2011, 21:11
A fair grid I think. Terrible to see Williams where they are, but at least they can’t finish any lower than they qualified.
Such a great last few moments, seeing Button and Hamilton flirting with the timing board and Vettel just comes out, after hanging back, and sorts them both out.
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