2011 Singapore Grand Prix qualifying analysis

2011 Singapore Grand Prix

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Here is all the data from qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, plus a review of the drivers’ best times from free practice.

Qualifying times in full


Q2 (vs Q1)

Q3 (vs Q2)
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull1’46.3971’44.931 (-1.466)1’44.381 (-0.550)
2Mark WebberRed Bull1’47.3321’45.651 (-1.681)1’44.732 (-0.919)
3Jenson ButtonMcLaren1’46.9561’45.472 (-1.484)1’44.804 (-0.668)
4Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1’47.0141’46.829 (-0.185)1’44.809 (-2.020)
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’47.0541’45.779 (-1.275)1’44.874 (-0.905)
6Felipe MassaFerrari1’47.9451’45.955 (-1.990)1’45.800 (-0.155)
7Nico RosbergMercedes1’47.6881’46.405 (-1.283)1’46.013 (-0.392)
8Michael SchumacherMercedes1’48.8191’46.043 (-2.776)
9Adrian SutilForce India1’47.9521’47.093 (-0.859)
10Paul di RestaForce India1’48.0221’47.486 (-0.536)
11Sergio PerezSauber1’47.7171’47.616 (-0.101)
12Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1’48.0611’48.082 (+0.021)
13Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1’49.7101’48.270 (-1.440)
14Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso1’48.7531’48.634 (-0.119)
15Bruno SennaRenault1’48.8611’48.662 (-0.199)
16Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso1’49.5881’49.862 (+0.274)
17Kamui KobayashiSauber1’48.054
18Vitaly PetrovRenault1’49.835
19Heikki KovalainenLotus1’50.948
20Jarno TrulliLotus1’51.012
21Timo GlockVirgin1’52.154
22Jerome D’AmbrosioVirgin1’52.363
23Daniel RicciardoHRT1’52.404
24Vitantonio LiuzziHRT1’52.810

Team mate comparisons

Compare the best times of each team’s drivers in the last part of qualifying in which they both set a time.

  • Bruno Senna edged Vitaly Petrov by just seven-hundredths of a second in Q1
  • Felipe Massa was almost a full second slower than Fernando Alonso
TeamDriverLap timeGapLap timeDriverRound
Red BullSebastian Vettel1’44.381-0.3511’44.732Mark WebberQ3
McLarenLewis Hamilton1’44.809+0.0051’44.804Jenson ButtonQ3
FerrariFernando Alonso1’44.874-0.9261’45.800Felipe MassaQ3
MercedesMichael Schumacher1’46.043-0.3621’46.405Nico RosbergQ2
RenaultBruno Senna1’48.861-0.9741’49.835Vitaly PetrovQ1
WilliamsRubens Barrichello1’48.082-0.1881’48.270Pastor MaldonadoQ2
Force IndiaAdrian Sutil1’47.093-0.3931’47.486Paul di RestaQ2
SauberKamui Kobayashi1’48.054+0.3371’47.717Sergio PerezQ1
Toro RossoSebastien Buemi1’48.634-1.2281’49.862Jaime AlguersuariQ2
LotusHeikki Kovalainen1’50.948-0.0641’51.012Jarno TrulliQ1
HRTDaniel Ricciardo1’52.404-0.4061’52.810Vitantonio LiuzziQ1
VirginTimo Glock1’52.154-0.2091’52.363Jerome D’AmbrosioQ1

Sector times

Here are the drivers’ best times in each sector.

  • As has been the case pretty much all weekend, Vettel is the driver to beat in the final sector
  • Button’s strong run through the middle sector was key to him out-qualifying Hamilton by five thousandaths of a second
DriverSector 1Sector 2Sector 3
Sebastian Vettel28.029 (3)40.781 (2)35.560 (1)
Mark Webber27.935 (1)40.968 (5)35.829 (3)
Jenson Button28.171 (6)40.688 (1)35.893 (4)
Lewis Hamilton28.125 (5)40.832 (3)35.828 (2)
Fernando Alonso28.026 (2)40.840 (4)36.008 (5)
Felipe Massa28.053 (4)41.341 (7)36.284 (6)
Nico Rosberg28.182 (7)41.350 (8)36.465 (7)
Michael Schumacher28.302 (8)41.204 (6)36.537 (8)
Adrian Sutil28.562 (10)41.696 (9)36.835 (10)
Paul di Resta28.469 (9)42.113 (14)36.817 (9)
Sergio Perez28.709 (12)41.903 (10)36.850 (11)
Rubens Barrichello28.794 (13)42.098 (13)37.023 (12)
Pastor Maldonado28.854 (15)42.223 (15)37.193 (14)
Sebastien Buemi28.825 (14)42.313 (16)37.406 (15)
Bruno Senna28.923 (16)41.937 (11)37.497 (16)
Jaime Alguersuari29.139 (18)42.604 (18)37.845 (17)
Kamui Kobayashi28.697 (11)42.051 (12)37.181 (13)
Vitaly Petrov28.939 (17)42.418 (17)38.167 (20)
Heikki Kovalainen29.555 (19)43.299 (20)38.084 (18)
Jarno Trulli29.767 (22)43.082 (19)38.163 (19)
Timo Glock29.661 (20)43.768 (22)38.725 (23)
Jerome D’Ambrosio29.720 (21)44.044 (24)38.599 (21)
Daniel Ricciardo29.829 (23)43.858 (23)38.708 (22)
Vitantonio Liuzzi29.966 (24)43.754 (21)38.766 (24)

Speed trap

Here are the drivers’ maximum speeds.

  • Top speeds are less important in Singapore but not for the first time this year we find a Mercedes-engined car on top.
PosDriverCarSpeed (kph)Gap
1Adrian SutilForce India293.1
2Nico RosbergMercedes292.9-0.2
3Felipe MassaFerrari292.3-0.8
4Paul di RestaForce India292.1-1.0
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari292.0-1.1
6Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso291.0-2.1
7Michael SchumacherMercedes290.4-2.7
8Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso290.4-2.7
9Sebastian VettelRed Bull289.6-3.5
10Mark WebberRed Bull289.4-3.7
11Lewis HamiltonMcLaren289.3-3.8
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren289.1-4.0
13Kamui KobayashiSauber288.6-4.5
14Rubens BarrichelloWilliams288.5-4.6
15Pastor MaldonadoWilliams287.9-5.2
16Sergio PerezSauber287.7-5.4
17Bruno SennaRenault287.4-5.7
18Timo GlockVirgin287.1-6.0
19Jerome D’AmbrosioVirgin286.8-6.3
20Vitaly PetrovRenault286.3-6.8
21Daniel RicciardoHRT285.4-7.7
22Heikki KovalainenLotus284.7-8.4
23Vitantonio LiuzziHRT283.9-9.2
24Jarno TrulliLotus282.7-10.4

Combined practice session times

All the drivers’ times from the free practice sessions:

1Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’50.0661’47.2651’46.081-1.18459
2Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’50.9521’49.7511’46.108-3.64339
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’49.0051’46.3741’46.345-0.02962
4Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’50.5961’46.5751’46.396-0.17953
5Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’48.5991’47.1151’46.936-0.17952
6Felipe MassaFerrari1’52.0431’47.1201’48.711+1.59149
7Nico RosbergMercedes1’52.8151’50.7901’47.831-2.95955
8Michael SchumacherMercedes1’52.4161’48.4181’47.837-0.58151
9Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’52.2511’48.8661’49.304+0.43861
10Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’53.7491’49.7301’49.057-0.67356
11Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1’53.7031’49.5781’49.583+0.00563
12Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari1’53.7851’52.2571’49.679-2.57849
13Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso-Ferrari1’53.0501’49.7921’50.547+0.75548
14Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1’52.4351’50.3451’49.816-0.52939
15Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Cosworth1’53.3991’50.9371’49.851-1.08665
16Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth1’52.9911’50.8971’50.189-0.70856
17Vitaly PetrovRenault1’54.7361’50.3991’50.229-0.1752
18Bruno SennaRenault1’53.7651’50.2411’50.523+0.28262
19Heikki KovalainenLotus-Renault1’56.1981’51.9501’52.510+0.5651
20Jarno TrulliLotus-Renault1’54.8211’52.4891’53.823+1.33452
21Jerome d’AmbrosioVirgin-Cosworth1’57.7981’54.6491’52.697-1.95257
22Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth1’58.7921’53.5791’53.829+0.2547
23Daniel RicciardoHRT-Cosworth1’59.1691’54.7541’53.728-1.02663
24Vitantonio LiuzziHRT-Cosworth1’55.1981’55.203+0.00543
25Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1’59.21418

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    6 comments on “2011 Singapore Grand Prix qualifying analysis”

    1. Typo: it should be year NOT yaar

      1. Corrected, thanks.

      2. Haven’t you ever heard of International Talk Like A Pirate Day?

      3. I thought Senna was a second faster than his teammate but well, I might have misunderstood something there .. :-) .. or maybe you meant Kovalainen.

    2. Felipe Massa was almost a full second slower than Fernando Alonso

      I was so ****** off, I imagined to be Rob Smedley shouting to Massa to go faster!

    3. Wow, Sutil on to of the speed trap again. Hopefully him and Di Resta will have a good one.

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