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2012 Australian GP Qualifying Results

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton set on pole position for the 2012 Australian GP, opening race of the season with the best achievable start of the 2008 world champion.

Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button will start in second on the grid, McLaren their first front-row keep out since the 2009 European GP.

Another astonishment of qualifying that Lotus F1’s Romain Grosjean set third in the Australian GP race grid, The Frenchman made a fantastic come-back to F1 with a third spot on the pole.

 

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes      1:24.922
 2.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1:25.074  + 0.152
 3.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault         1:25.302  + 0.380
 4.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes              1:25.336  + 0.414
 5.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault      1:25.651  + 0.729
 6.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1:25.668  + 0.746
 7.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1:25.686  + 0.764
 8.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault      1:25.908  + 0.986
 9.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes  1:26.451  + 1.529
10.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    No time
Q2                                  
11.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:26.429  + 0.960
12.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1:26.494  + 1.025
13.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari        1:26.590  + 1.121
14.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault      1:26.663  + 1.194
15.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes  1:27.086  + 1.617
16.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari               1:27.497  + 2.028
17.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari        No time
Q1 				                                
18.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault         1:27.758  + 1.576
19.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault      1:28.679  + 2.497
20.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault      1:29.018  + 2.836
21.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth     1:30.923  + 4.741
22.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth     1:31.670  + 5.488
23.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth          1:33.495  + 7.313
24.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth          1:33.643  + 7.461

107% time: 1m32.214s
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