We had some dry track at the start of the qualifying session and after the Q1 was over the rain came in a quite heavily fashion.

Ferrari_GermanGP_2012-01In Q1 were kicked out the usual suspects HRT, Marussia, Caterham and Jean-Eric Vergne for Scuderia Toro Rosso. Q2 was a completely wet one with the best times set on intermediate tyres in the first laps.

Q3 was a question of who will run most in the full wet Pirelli tyres and this point Raikkonen and Alonso decided to enter and change to brand new tyres while they were followed shortly by Schumacher and the Red Bulls a strategy that worked great for the Scuderia and Alonso takes the pole once more in wet conditions.


Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:40.62125
02.Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:41.02623
03.Australia Mark Webber*Red Bull Racing1:41.49622
04.Deutschland Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas1:42.45923
05.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:43.50124
06.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F11:43.95024
07.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:44.11325
08.United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:44.18625
09.United Kingdom Paul di RestaSahara Force India1:44.88922
10.Finland Kimi RaikkonenLotus F11:45.81118
11.Australia Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:57.00915
12.Mexico Sergio PerezSauber F11:57.07117
13.Japan Kamui KobayashiMercedes AMG Petronas1:57.10816
14.Brazil Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:57.13217
15.France Romain Grosjean*Lotus F11:57.42618
16.Brazil Bruno SennaWilliams F11:57.71921
17.Deutschland Nico Rosberg*Mercedes AMG Petronas1:57.89518
18.France Jean Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:48.0449
19.Finland Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:49.0278
20.Russia Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:49.4779
21.France Charles PicMarussia F11:51.61812
22.Germany Timo GlockMarussia F11:52.74211
23.Spain Pedro de la RosaHRT F1 Team1:53.0408
24.India Narain KarthikeyanHRT F1 Team1:54.14310
 107% Time:1:20.991 
 * Webber, Rosberg and Grosjean will lose five places due to gearbox changes

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