Lewis Hamilton set the pole position in 2012 opening grand prix at Australia, McLaren guys will start tomorrow 1-2 in Melbourne race grid, Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button done second top jus top + 0.152 second gap.
The big surprise is Romain Grosjean set third fastest for Lotus on his F1 come-back, Grosjean done a better time just + 0.380 second gap between Button, and finished ahead of Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher.
The home boy F1 veteran Mark Webber will start fifth on the grid tomorrow ahead of his team-mate double world champion Sebastian Vettel, despite Vettel lots of time struggled with low grip and he sixth fastest, this is most unpleasant qualifying result since he took the same position at Monza in 2010 F1 season.
Mercedes GP duo almost takes front control in Q1 and Q2, Nico Rosberg set seventh place on grid. And the tail end of the top ten, Pastor Maldonado for Williams with eighth place, and Nico Hulkenberg set ninth for Force India it was his first qualifying for Force India.
Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo will start from the 10 on the grid he did not done a flying lap in Q3, and his team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne will start from eleventh place in the grid.
The both Ferrari driver out from Q3 Alonso half-spin into the Turn 1 gravel following his first run in the Q2 middle section, and viewing red flag. Alonso’s team-mate Felipe Massa could not set better time, he just made 16th place.
Ex-world champion Kimi Raikkonen did not made well performance in Q1 despite he was not run in Q1 last chance because team-error run with hard compound Pirelli and his minor mistake. He run out of seconds and strand his Lotus in 18th.
Kamui Kobayashi set a fantastic fastest time in Q1, but could not replicate that performance and qualified only 13th. And his Team-mate Sergio Perez set 17th after failing to set a Q2 time due to gearbox trouble. Williams F1’s Bruno Senna and Force India speedy Paul di Resta was outperformed by their Q3-bound team-mates and was only 14th and 15th.
The end of 2012 Australian race grid. Caterham, Marussia and HRT – team-mates has done 19-20, 21-22 and 23-24 place respectively.