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Rosberg "Pole", Vettel Disappointing

Penulis : Nur Rahman on Saturday, April 14, 2012 | 12:53 AM

Nico Rosberg looks very impressive at the China Grand Prix qualifying session on Saturday (14.04.12). Mercedes GP driver clocked 1 minute 35.121 second best, so that the right to occupy the pole position for the race in Shanghai, China, on Sunday (15.04.12).

Rosberg outpacing his opponents. If the three qualifying sessions gap between the front of the rider in a position no more than 0.2 seconds, then the qualification is far superior Rosberg. He was 0.505 seconds adrift of the McLaren drivers, Lewis Hamilton, who finished second.

Mercedes GP to perform consistently throughout the weekend. Evidently, there are second rider from Germany who is a veteran compatriot Rosberg, Michael Schumacher, 0.570 seconds remaining.

With a penalty of five grid that must be accepted Hamilton yesterday due to replace the gearbox, so when Mercedes will start later in the first and second positions. That means, Mercedes has a great opportunity to make history winning their first. Moreover, Hamilton will start from seventh.

If the German duo of Mercedes is celebrating success as it will start from the front row, and the first pole for Rosberg, the story of a sad and disappointing coming from other German rider with the status of world champion, Sebastian Vettel. Because the Red Bull Racing is the start of the order of 11 after eliminated in Q2.

This shows that the camp Vettel yet to find the right setting on the car RB8, because during this weekend he has trouble. In fact, in China last three Grand Prix, Vettel took pole always.

The shock was also conducted Sauber-Ferrari driver, Kamui Kobayashi, who finished fourth. With the penalty given to Hamilton, the Japanese rider was also made history in his career, for the first time since the start of the third position.

Kobayashi beat the Lotus driver, Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren driver Jenson Button and his teammate Vettel, Mark Webber, who in a row behind him. But these riders will ride a grid, as Hamilton slipped to seventh.

China GP seemed quite friendly with the Sauber driver. The reason, his teammate Kobayashi, Sergio Perez, is also able to penetrate the top 10 for eighth. He beat the Ferrari driver, Fernando Alonso, as well as the Lotus driver, Romain Grosjean, the complete composition of the top 10.

From the results of this exercise is free to qualifying, Ferrari does not look too competitive. McLaren and Mercedes GP will be a tight battle to reach the podium, and Red Bull should still watch out for though not a major favorite.

reference : otomotif.kompas
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