2012 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Results Set Grid

Well now is the time when the sandbagging has stopped.  The cars are now showing what they’ve got and it looks like McLaren has got it!  McLaren cars have qualified 1-2 for tomorrow’s 2012 Australian Grand Prix.  Lewis Hamilton qualified on the pole with his teammate Jenson Button just behind him.

Lotus’ Roman Grojean qualified third with Michael Schumacher qualifying in fourth.  These are great qualifying results for both of them.

I have shown the qualifying results and potential starting grid.  It is possible that the two HRT-Cosworth cars won’t be able to start as they have violated the 107% rule.

2012 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Time Results and Starting Grid

Position Driver Team Time
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.922
2 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.074
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:25.302
4 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:25.336
5 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:25.651
6 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:25.668
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:25.686
8 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:25.908
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:26.451
10 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari No Time
11 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:26.429
12 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:26.494
13 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:26.590
14 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:26.663
15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:27.086
16 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:27.497
17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari No Time
18 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:27.758
19 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:28.679
20 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:29.018
21 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:30.923
22 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:31.670
23 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:33.495
24 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:33.643

In North America you have to get up in the middle of the night to watch the race live, but I think that it will be an interesting race with Sebastian Vettel starting in 6th position.

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