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Europe 2011 - Qualifying // Drivers prepare to fight for pole position in Valencia

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Rubens and Pastor under cover in Valencia
Rubens and Pastor under cover in ValenciaCredit: LAT Photographic

Sebastian Vettel zipped back to the top of the timesheets for the final hour of practice before qualifying gets underway. Is he on course for another pole position? Kamui Kobayashi gave his mechanics something of a headache by tapping the barriers towards the very end of the session, but he should be fine for qualifying.

Will Lotus be able to get through to Q2? Will Paul di Resta be on form despite a troubled start to the weekend? Will Ferrari be in front of McLaren on the grid? All these questions will be answered shortly. Qualifying begins at 1pm GMT+1.

Statistics

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Valencia Street Circuit, Saturday

28℃

  • Low 17℃
  • Humidity 51%

Sunny and clear

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1S VettelRed Bull1:37.58718
2M WebberRed Bull1:37.66221
3L HamiltonMcLaren1:37.96917
4F AlonsoFerrari1:38.07523
5F MassaFerrari1:38.12722

One to Watch

It has to be the Red Bull drivers, as the engine mapping clampdown comes into effect this weekend, and it's supposed to be Webber and Vettel who are most affect. The final top ten shootout for qualifying may actually be worth watching for once! Can Vettel prove that his super-speedy laps are due to more than just a loophole?

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Will Lotus be able to get through to Q2? Will Paul di Resta be on form despite a troubled start to the weekend? Will Ferrari be in front of McLaren on the grid? All these questions will be answered shortly. Qualifying begins at 1pm GMT+1.
LAT Photographic

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

25 June 2011