20.06.15
Austrian GP Qualifying
Qualifying Notes
  • Felipe qualified fourth and Valtteri sixth for tomorrow’s Austrian Grand Prix.
  • After making it through a damp Q1, the track conditions improved every lap.
  • Both cars set times on the option tyre in Q3 before their final runs were disrupted by yellow flags.
Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: It was a mixed qualifying session with the drying track making it important to make fewer mistakes than those around us, which we did. We have got the cars in a reasonable position for the race tomorrow, and the team and car have been performing well throughout the weekend. We were let down a little by the yellow flags today, but there is potential for a good result tomorrow.
Felipe Massa: My best lap could have been quicker. I made a mistake and also the tyres would have been quicker for our final attempt, plus we would have had less fuel. That’s not to say we would have been higher than P4 though, and these things happen in qualifying. The conditions were good, so we hope it stays like that for the race tomorrow. Our long run pace looks strong and that could be key.
Valtteri Bottas: Sixth isn’t totally representative of the pace of the car considering there is only one Ferrari in front. We suffered a lot with the yellow flags and so I am a little disappointed with where we will start from tomorrow. Saying that though, we have a very quick car in race trim and so can still have a good fight for the positions ahead.
Track
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
 Weather
Cool and Dry
Lap Length
4.326 kms/ 2.688 miles
Temperature
Air: 12 – 14°C Track: 22 – 25C
Pos
Driver
Team
Q1
Q2
Q3
1.
L. Hamilton
Mercedes
1:12.218 (13th)
1:09.062 (2nd)
1:08.455
2.
N. Rosberg
Mercedes
1:10.976 (1st)
1:08.634 (1st)
1:08.655
3.
S. Vettel
Ferrari
1:11.184 (3rd)
1:09.932 (3rd)
1:08.810
4.
F. Massa
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
1:11.830 (8th)
1:09.716 (8th)
1:09.192
6.
V. Bottas
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
1:11894 (9th)
1:09.598 (4th)
1:09.319