3 winners and losers of qualifying, Bahrain 12

21 Apr

Winners:

Sebastian Vettel: I never thought I’d say this but I am genuinely delighted that ‘the finger’ is back and straighter than ever before. Now the season can really begin, 3 teams have taken pole in the first 4 races and the battle between Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes will be tight this year. Even better than that between Q2 and Q3 I said that Red Bull look strong this weekend and I was proved right (which is a rarity).

Daniel Ricciardo: Daniel was fantastic to qualify in 6th and to have qualified only o.5 seconds behind Sebastian Vettel, a driver who in a few years could be Daniel’s team mate. Ricciardo has been strong so far this season and it now looks likely that he’ll pick up points tomorrow.

Heikki Kovalainen: Heikki drove exceptionally to make it to Q2 for the first team this year for the team and also the first time for the brand Caterham. This means he’ll be starting tomorrow ahead of 3 established team’s cars and because Heikki is such a good starter he could bring home a top 15 place this weekend.

Charles Pic: I know it’s top 3 and yes I can count that this is a 4th winner but I believe Charles believes a little praise for out-qualifying experienced team mate Timo Glock for the first time this season and by a good 0.3 seconds. Well done Charles.

Losers:

FOM: A bit petty aren’t they. Force India skipped FP2 to keep their team and drivers safe, yes safe. And so Bernie Ecklestone playing as always the big bad wolf decides he’s going to get back at them by not having the FOM footage show any of the Force India cars in Q3 to anger the sponsors. Well luckily it backfired as everyone noticed and Force India trended on twitter for a bit, just incase the sponsors are angry here’s a link to the Force India’s home page http://www.forceindiaf1.com/ .

Michael Schumacher: Not entirely his fault that he didn’t make it past Q1 but he’s not going to be happy with his performance especially seeing as Nico Rosberg qualified 5th. But Jaime Alguersuari said on 5live today that he wouldn’t rule out a Schumacher podium and so neither will I.

Jean-Eric Vergne: Two races two times Q1 has been his best. Not inly that but this weekend his team mate Daniel Ricciardo qualified up in 6th a full 13 places ahead. Jean-Eric’s season is going to need a boost if he’s to become the Red Bull world champion everyone tips him to be and so he’ll need a good race tomorrow.

 

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