Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2015

2015 Brazilian Grand Prix grid

2015 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Row 11. Nico Rosberg 1’11.282
Mercedes
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’11.360
Mercedes
Row 23. Sebastian Vettel 1’11.804
Ferrari
4. Kimi Raikkonen 1’12.144
Ferrari
Row 35. Nico Hulkenberg 1’12.265
Force India
6. Daniil Kvyat 1’12.322
Red Bull
Row 47. Valtteri Bottas* 1’12.085
Williams
8. Felipe Massa 1’12.415
Williams
Row 59. Max Verstappen 1’12.739
Toro Rosso
10. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’13.045
Toro Rosso
Row 611. Sergio Perez 1’13.147
Force India
12. Marcus Ericsson 1’13.233
Sauber
Row 713. Felipe Nasr** 1’12.989
Sauber
14. Romain Grosjean 1’13.913
Lotus
Row 815. Pastor Maldonado 1’13.385
Lotus
16. Jenson Button 1’13.425
McLaren
Row 917. Alexander Rossi 1’16.151
Manor
18. Will Stevens 1’16.283
Manor
Row 1019. Daniel Ricciardo*** 1’12.417
Red Bull
20. Fernando Alonso**** No time
McLaren

*Three-place grid penalty
**Three-place grid penalty
***Ten-place grid penalty
****Was outside the 107% time in Q1 but given permission to start

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18 comments on “2015 Brazilian Grand Prix grid”

  1. Might change if Nasr gets a penalty for impeding Massa. I feel he needs to be punished by at least 3 positions. That was very dangerous and ruined Massa’s lap.

    1. Possibly, but Nasr didn’t affect Massa’s Q3 so I doubt there will be any penalties.

      1. Liam McShane (@)
        14th November 2015, 17:23

        That’s not how it works.

  2. Rosberg is well better thn given credit for he is the only teammate i have eared in qualy as a Hamilton fan. He is so fast. I got a feeling Ham will win tommorow though not may times we see an overtake on track and when Ham is usualy 2nd y this close a margin he wins.

  3. Lewis Hamilton wearing a Ayrton Senna inspired helmet – but performing so un-Senna esque, 5 times in a row beaten by his teammate in qualifying. no other “greats” are beaten by team mates like this. would love to see Vettel or Ricciardo in the Mercedes to beat Hamilton by 3 tenths every weekend.

    1. Qualifying isn’t the race, it is simply the means to establish the order of drivers on the grid. Wouldn’t a driver who starts down the grid and then consistently wins be better than one who consistently won from Pole?

      1. @drycrust You could argue they’re doing more to come through the field to win, but at the same time, they’ve also underperformed in qualifying. The 2 hypothetical drivers even themselves out.

  4. It’s five poles in a row now. This bodes well for Nico’s 2016 season. Let’s see if there’s gonna be “windy” tomorrow, though.

    1. And let’s see if it’s gonna be “spinny” tomorrow for Lewis.

      1. Yeah, that’s in the game as well. And with less grip in the asphalt than usual… who knows. Even triple world champions can do mistakes. Even seven times did…

  5. Wow!!! The Hulk has a near 0.9 second advantage on Perez..

    1. Well that is from two different sessions, but he has been well ahead of him all weekend. Pretty unusual for those two, although it is obviously a track Hulk is particularly good at.

      1. Hulkenberg excells here, taking pole in 2010 and led a large part of the 2012 grand prix so this is a good opportunity for him to claw back some points after a chain of DNFs. Perez has never done particularly well in Brazil (he’s only scored points in Brazil once in four attempts, when he drove for McLaren) which maybe shows why Hulkenberg is so far in front.

  6. I see Daniel Ricciardo has been given a ten place grid penalty for installing an engine outside of the allowed allocation. I checked around on the various media and it is Renault’s latest engine.
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/13/uk-motor-racing-prix-penalties-idUKKCN0T22DF20151113
    http://www.thisisf1.com/2015/11/13/ricciardo-and-bottas-handed-grid-penalty-for-brazilian-gp/

  7. Any ideas why they are over a second slower than last year’s pole time ?

    1. Alex Wurz explained on austrian tv before qualy that the tarmac has changed quite a bit this year.
      It has less grip than last year + the higher kerbs in turns 2 and 6 make it more difficult for the drivers to use them effectively.

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