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Force India's Di Resta misses pole at dramatic Belgian GP qualifying
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Force India's Di Resta misses pole at dramatic Belgian GP qualifying

Aug 24 2013, 10:00am CDT | by IANS

Spa Francorchamps, Aug 24 (IANS) Force India's Paul di Resta looked set for a memorable pole position until he was pushed down to fifth place in a frantic qualifying session at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix here Saturday.

Spa Francorchamps, Aug 24 — Force India's Paul di Resta looked set for a memorable pole position until he was pushed down to fifth place in a frantic qualifying session at the Formula 1 Belgian...

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Force India's Di Resta misses pole at dramatic Belgian GP qualifying

Aug 24 2013, 10:00am CDT | by IANS

Spa Francorchamps, Aug 24 (IANS) Force India's Paul di Resta looked set for a memorable pole position until he was pushed down to fifth place in a frantic qualifying session at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix here Saturday.

Spa Francorchamps, Aug 24 — Force India's Paul di Resta looked set for a memorable pole position until he was pushed down to fifth place in a frantic qualifying session at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix here Saturday.

Lewis Hamilton came up with a scintillating run in the dying minutes of Q3 to take his fourth successive pole for the Mercedes. The Briton clocked 2:01.012 ahead of Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, who set 2:01.200 and 2:01.325 respectively.

Q3 started amid rain which died down towards the end of the session, enabling the faster cars to beat the 2:02.332 set by di Resta in the Force India.

It seemed that the Silverstone outfit had pulled off a masterstroke by opting for intermediate tyres going into the final 10 minutes while the other teams went ahead with slicks. The rain got heavier at the start of Q3 and drivers were involved in a mad scramble for getting their intermediates on, leaving di Resta the only man on track.

His time seemed enough for Force India's second pole in F1 before Nico Rosberg produced a faster lap in his late run. Rosberg's 2:02.251 was soon bettered by the top three drivers. Adrian Sutil was 12th fastest in the other Force India.

It was here at this iconic circuit that Force India claimed their sole pole position in 2009 when Giancarlo Fisichella finished second after starting first on the grid. The Italian's superlative effort remains the only podium for the midfield team.

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mark adams replied to the topic Video: Nannini's revenge attack on Asch, 1994 in the forum DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters)

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Last year Di Resta had a big brake failure going into there, I’m guessing that’s what sparked debate amongst the drivers and Charlie. I’m not saying we should be complacent but I’m pretty certain h ...
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Any probability Da Costa still had probably went out of the window when he agreed to do DTM. Sure, there’s Di Resta and further back Albers, but considering Red Bull usually park their drivers in reserve seats, I think they never intended him to be on the path to F1 after moving him there. As for Sainz and Gasly, if they ...
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Your supposition about McLaren/Honda buying Alonso’s Ferrari contract misses the fundamental part about FA wanting to go there for which I can see no eart ...
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I’ve always found Vettel and Raikkonen to be slightly overrated. Just slightly. Don’t get me wrong, they are very good drivers, but put them in a car which isn’t suited to their driving style, and t ...
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