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Qualy was fun.
In fact, there was more drama and interest in that, than most races.
Would HRT get a geurnsey? Answer was yes, and Brundle made the point that they still would have made it based on Vettel's Q3 time. Whilst they are still an embarrassment, at least they now have company in the guise of Virginie.
Would Webber get through Q1 after choosing to save a set of softs, and go through on the hards? That in itself was pretty interesting. Last year, the Bulls never needed to use the softs until Q3, but this time, it's a little tighter. How incredibly stupid they would have looked if he had not advanced.
We seem to have a clearer picture on Williams, and dear me, it's bad.
Force India are sliding and one wonders if they are doing a Jordan. A brief dip above the clouds, followed by a slow spiral. Is the money and enthusiasm still really there? Maybe they waiting for Monza?
Toit are uncharacteristically being honest and talking themselves down. Personally, I think that their race pace will keep them in there. Having said that, Alonso just didn't look good. He had to really muscle the car around the track on both the slower, and faster corners.
Q3 was the goods though. That moment when Webber went fastest in the first sector, then Hamilton a smidge faster than that, then we didn't really know how Vettel was going until sector 2. It was gripping stuff.
In the end of course, Vettel showed again that he has the raw speed to beat anybody on just about any day. Webber must have been really pissed off. He was having the kind of weekend that her likes, with everything comming together progressively, then, sorry buddy, not fast enough.
The race is now likely to be an anti-climax with either the rain, or tyre wear choosing the positions. Mind you, we have Hamilton and Vettel heading for a slow corner at the end of a long run, so who knows?