Ferrari on third and sixth rows at Australian GP

Fernado Alonso qualified 5th in Q3, Kimi Raikkonen left in Q2.

Qualifying was made particularly tricky because of rain and it ended in less than brilliant circumstances for Scuderia Ferrari. Fernado Alonso was fifth fastest, leaving the impression he could have done better with a little bit of luck, while Kimi Raikkonen is twelfth on the sixth row, having hit the wall right at the end of Q2 in Albert Park.

Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari

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Everyone rushed out on track in Q1 as the rain was clearly on its way, arriving four minutes from the end: Fernando was fourth fastest with a 1.31.388 on the Soft tyres, while Raikkonen was ninth in 1.32.439 on the Mediums.

In a wet Q2, the Intermediate tyres were called into service, and the Spaniard was third in 1.42.805, six tenths off Rosberg’s Mercedes. But Raikkonen was in the wall and out of proceedings, a fate he shared with two other champions, Button and Vettel.

Alonso was fifth fastest in Q3, while Hamilton took pole ahead of Ricciardo, Rosberg and Magnussen.

Scuderia Ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes
Article type Qualifying report
Tags albert park, fernado alonso, ferrari, kimi raikkonen, melbourne