Vitaly Petrov, R31-06 P7, 1:23.530, 39 laps
Bruno Senna, R31-04 P10, 1:24.157, 25 laps
It was another strong qualifying day for Lotus Renault GP, with both R31s able to secure top 10 positions in hot conditions for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix. Vitaly will line up in P7 and Bruno in P10.
Bruno demonstrated his ability to cope under pressure, as he knocked Paul Di Resta off 10th position. Vitaly put in his best time of the weekend at the beginning of Q2; a 1min 23.741secs lap allowed him to the garage early on, before competing in Q3 to secure his seventh position with a lap time of 1min 23.530secs.
Reigning Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position for tomorrow’s race, taking pole with a time of 1min 22.275secs. Lewis Hamilton will line up alongside Vettel and Jenson Button behind.