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Force India on Pole (no, really)

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I cannot call it an under-powered tuk-tuk anymore

I cannot call it an under-powered tuk-tuk anymore

When I first read tomorrow’s grid I thought I was holding it upside down.  On pole position we have Giancarlo Fisichella. of Force India.  Their first ever pole, like, I mean ever.

Force India is a private team bought out from the failed Spyker/Midland team, which, in turn, was bought out from Eddie Jordan’s team.  I am sure the Irishman will be watching with great interest tomorrow.

The second team on the grid is BMW, thats as in BMW who have never won a race and have announced they are leaving at the end of the season.  And it gets better, on third we have Toyota, the eternal underachievers, considering the resources they have at their fingertips.  Nico Rosberg made a respectable 10th, a big improvement for the struggling Williams team.

From fourth position we start to see a few faces we recognize.  The first being Rubens Barrachello.  From there we have yet another BMW, Kubica.  The big names somehow ended up riiiiiight at the back.  Hamilton is in 12th, Alonso is in 13th and Button is 14th.

And on the horizon, next to the setting sun we have the understudies, Grosjean and Badoer.  It seems weird to see the grid so back to front.  But, with unpredictable weather in Belgium, it will make for a very interesting race tomorrow.  Stay tuned ladies and gentlemen, you will not want to miss this one.

Pos  Driver       Team                       Q1        Q2        Q3      
 1.  Fisichella   Force India-Mercedes  (B)  1:45.102  1:44.667  1:46.308
 2.  Trulli       Toyota                (B)  1:45.140  1:44.503  1:46.395
 3.  Heidfeld     BMW-Sauber            (B)  1:45.566  1:44.709  1:46.500
 4.  Barrichello  Brawn-Mercedes        (B)  1:45.237  1:44.834  1:46.513
 5.  Kubica       BMW-Sauber            (B)  1:45.655  1:44.557  1:46.586
 6.  Raikkonen    Ferrari               (B)  1:45.579  1:44.953  1:46.633
 7.  Glock        Toyota                (B)  1:45.450  1:44.877  1:46.677
 8.  Vettel       Red Bull-Renault      (B)  1:45.372  1:44.592  1:46.761
 9.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault      (B)  1:45.350  1:44.924  1:46.788
10.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota       (B)  1:45.486  1:45.047  1:47.362
11.  Sutil        Force India-Mercedes  (B)  1:45.486  1:45.119
12.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1:45.239  1:45.122
13.  Alonso       Renault               (B)  1:45.767  1:45.136
14.  Button       Brawn-Mercedes        (B)  1:45.707  1:45.251
15.  Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1:45.761  1:45.259
16.  Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  1:45.705
17.  Alguersuari  Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  1:45.951
18.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota       (B)  1:46.032
19.  Grosjean     Renault               (B)  1:46.307
20.  Badoer       Ferrari               (B)  1:46.359

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Written by Nick Gilmartin

August 29, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Posted in Motorsport

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