Hungarian GP 2009: Alonso Takes Pole As Massa Hits Wall In Horror Crash
Fernando Alonso has taken pole position in a highly chaotic qualifying session, which saw Felipe Massa taken away in a medical helicopter and the FOM lose timing screens.
Alonso outqualified everyone in a Renault car which looked unbeliveable, reminding us that the French team based in Enstone could make race winning cars. He will be alongside Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber just behind in 3rd for tomorrow’s race.
A better McLaren car this weekend has seen improvements from both drivers with Lewis Hamilton starting in 4th, Kovalainen 6th split by Nico Rosberg of the Williams team.
Raikkonen will start the race 7th, his team mate Felipe Massa had a horror crash at the end of Q2. He was racing around when he was hit on the helmet (in a similar fashion to Henry Surtees) by a piece of Rubens Barrichello’s suspension. It knocked him out and his Ferrari went straight into the wall. He managed to brake a little bit, but still smashed into the tyres with enough force to light up the emergency G-Light. He has been airlifted to hospital and is said to be in a stable condition – more news when we have it.
Rubens Barrichello got knocked out in Q2, and will only start 13th behind Sebastien Buemi who did a marvellous performance to 12th. Toyota looked disappointing again, just scraping in. Not as disappointing as their German based counterparts BMW Sauber who failed to get out of Q1. Heads will be rolling at Munich for sure.
Jaime Alguersuari will start last after a good Q1, he attempted to better his time but the Toro Rosso car broke down on his out lap. Harsh luckl for the 19 year old who wasn’t too downbeat.
Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 1. Alonso Renault (B) 1:21.313 1:20.826 1:21.569 2. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:21.178 1:20.604 1:21.607 3. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:20.964 1:20.358 1:21.741 4. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:20.842 1:20.465 1:21.839 5. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:20.793 1:20.862 1:21.890 6. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.659 1:20.807 1:22.095 7. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:21.500 1:20.647 1:22.468 8. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:21.471 1:20.707 1:22.511 9. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:21.407 1:20.570 1:22.835 10. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:21.420 1:20.823 11. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:21.571 1:21.002 12. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:21.416 1:21.082 13. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:21.558 1:21.222 14. Glock Toyota (B) 1:21.584 1:21.242 15. Piquet Renault (B) 1:21.278 1:21.389 16. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:21.738 17. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.807 18. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.868 19. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:21.901 20. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:22.359
This entry was posted on July 25, 2009 by f1fanatics. It was filed under 2009 Race Weekends, BMW Sauber, Brawn GP, F1 News, Ferrari, Force India, McLaren, Red Bull Racing, Renault, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Toyota, Williams and was tagged with Felipe Massa, Felipe Massa Accident, Fernando Alonso, Hungarian GP Qualifying, Hungarian Grand Prix, Jaime Alguersuari, Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel.