Chinese Grand Prix 2012: Qualifying Result and Reaction


The top three in qualifying in Shanghai: (left ot right) Lewis Hamilton (2nd), Nico Rosberg (pole), Michael Schumacher (3rd) - Photo Credit: Mercedes AMG Patronas
The top three in qualifying in Shanghai: (left ot right) Lewis Hamilton (2nd), Nico Rosberg (pole), Michael Schumacher (3rd) - Photo Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

2012 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix: Provisional Qualifying Result

Pos No Driver Team Time Laps
1 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:35.121 11 Report
2 4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton* United Kingdom McLaren 1:35.626 14 Report
3 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 1:35.691 13 Report
4 14 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber 1:35.784 13 Report
5 9 Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus 1:35.898 15 Report
6 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren 1:36.191 16 Report
7 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull 1:36.290 14 Report
8 15 Mexico Sergio Perez Switzerland Sauber 1:36.524 17 Report
9 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:36.622 17 Report
10 10 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus No Q3 Time 15 Report
11 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull 1:36.031 11 Report
12 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 1:36.255 14 Report
13 18 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams 1:36.283 14 Report
14 19 Brazil Bruno Senna United Kingdom Williams 1:36.289 14 Report
15 11 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India 1:36.317 14 Report
16 12 Germany Nico Hulkenberg India Force India 1:36.745 14 Report
17 16 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso 1:36.956 14 Report
18 17 France Jean-Eric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso 1:37.714 8 Report
19 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Caterham 1:38.463 9 Report
20 21 Russian Federation Vitaly Petrov Malaysia Caterham 1:38.677 7 Report
21 24 Germany Timo Glock Russian Federation Marussia 1:39.282 10 Report
22 25 France Charles Pic Russian Federation Marussia 1:39.717 10 Report
23 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT 1:40.411 7 Report
24 23 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT 1:41.000 10 Report
Q1 107% Time 1:42.931

*Hamilton will drop to seventh place once a five-place grid penalty is applied.