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Spain 2011 - Qualifying // Can anyone beat Red Bull to pole position in Barcelona?

Published by Christine

Pick a grid slot, any grid slot
Pick a grid slot, any grid slotCredit: Mercedes GP

Red Bull are still supreme out on track, but it looks as though reliability could come into play this weekend. Mercedes seemed improved, Ferrari had more gearbox trouble, and Renault had a big fire on Heidfeld's car.

What this all means for qualifying, it's hard to say. We've already seen the shootout for pole position become a little bit more strategic, and less about going as fast as you can. Who will get pole position?

Qualifying will begin at 1pm GMT+1 with the BBC and Factbyte Factbox coverage starting an hour beforehand.

Statistics

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Circuit de Catalunya, Saturday

23℃

  • Low 12℃
  • Humidity 55%

Sunny

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1M WebberRed Bull1:19.99518
2S VettelRed Bull1:20.10120
3L HamiltonMcLaren1:20.82917
4F AlonsoFerrari1:20.93723
5J ButtonMcLaren1:20.99118

Predictions

Sebastian Vettel left it very late to set a time in FP3, but topped the times at the last minute. His teammate led both sessions yesterday, putting Red Bull firmly as favourites once again. But who will be best of the rest?

Esp 2011: Who will be the fastest non-Red Bull car?

  • McLaren

    56%
  • Ferrari

    17%
  • Mercedes

    22%
  • Renault

    0%
  • Other

    6%

18 votes

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Although Red Bull still seem to be supremely strong out on track, their infallibility has taken a bit of a shake, with Vettel only able to do a little bit of running this morning. Mercedes seemed improved, Ferrari had more gearbox trouble, and Renault had a big fire on Heidfeld's car.
Mercedes GP

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

21 May 2011