T imo Glock was satisfied with his training. Once again he was able to leave the two lotus behind. 'With these conditions I always got 100 percent out this year,' said the happy Virgin pilot. 'I was always quick there and was able to catch up on Lotus.' But he was not entirely satisfied. 'After my first attempt, we adjusted something on the front wing, but it was wrong.' Glock also saw the performance of Nico Hülkenberg with joy. 'That was the right answer he gave. He's already done well.'
There wasn't much going on with Adrian Sutil on Saturday. 'The day has already started badly. For some reason it didn't work at all in the wet. We just didn't have any grip,' complained the Force India pilot. It was actually the perfect conditions for the rain specialist. 'It's frustrating. The conditions were the same as last year and we were third.' Sutil also blamed his teammate Tonio Liuzzi. 'He deliberately pushed me away and didn't want to let me past.' Sutil also only had words of praise about Nico Hülkenberg. 'That was sensational. It hit everyone's ears. That was cool.'
Nico Rosberg was not in a particularly good mood in the Mercedes pavilion after qualifying. Shortly before that, the Silver Arrow pilot was with the stewards. 'Buemi blocked me in my fast lap. That cost me my place in the third lap. That's why I went to the stewards to try to get him a penalty.' The conditions were actually ideal for the Silver Arrows. 'It is really disappointing to be so far back when we could actually have benefited from the circumstances.'
Nick Heidfeld was already sitting in the Sauber pavilion when Nico Hulkenberg drove his pole position lap. 'That's unbelievable,' said Heidfeld happily. 'First place at all, but still with this huge lead.' He himself was dissatisfied with his training. After eighth place on Friday, 16th place in the qualification is a disappointment. 'In the rain our car is more difficult to drive than on a dry track. The timing wasn't right for us either. We got out too early with the intermediates. When the track was the best, the tires were already over the hill. To be honest it would be aGone a bit faster, but it wouldn't have been enough for the top ten. '
Sebastian Vettel was the fastest of the five on Saturday World Cup candidates. Nevertheless, it wasn't enough for pole position. 'Nico (Hülkenberg) made us all look very bad. If you look at the distance, it's a bit frustrating, 'the Heppenheimer praised his compatriot. At first, the Red Bull driver hadn't noticed how far he was really behind.' At first I thought it would be only a tenth, but then I looked a line ahead and saw that it was over a second faster. “Vettel was not dissatisfied.” We wanted to be on pole. But it could have been worse. '
Read here how qualifying went from Michael Schumacher's point of view:
>> Schumacher: 'The fight for pole position would have been possible'
Everything about Nico Hülkenberg's sensational qualifying performance can be found here :
>> Hülkenberg: The secret of the sensational round