Even though I’m at a beer festival, I’m up early to watch Qualifying for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix.
Qualifying session 1 (Q1) starts in a minute…
GF is first on track
AS’s Force India looks a little twitchy
FM on a flyer – blocked by a Brawn?
10mins left = half way through Q1
5mins left; bottom 5 are NP, SBu, NH, GF, SBo
(LH is on the bubble)
NP slides sideways through a corner but rejoins OK
Chequered flag falls on Q1
NP off into the kitty litter
Bottom 5 are LH, NP, SBu, GF, SBo
That’s current World Champion LH out in Q3 for the second consecutive race!
KN runs wide
MW runs a little wide too
Half way through Q2
3mins left; bottom 5 are KN, TG, HK, AS, MW
Midfield 5 are: NH, KN, TG, HK, AS
KR first out of the pits
3mins left on Q3; order is SV, JT, JB, MW, FA, KR, FM, RK, NR, RB
FA slides sideways through a corner … just like his teammate in Q1
So the provisional grid is: SV, JB, RB, MW, JT, KR, FM, FA, NR, RK, NH, KN, TG, HK, AS, LH, NP, SBu, GF, SBo