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1. Rosberg 1:12.764
2. Hamilton 1:12.985 / 0.221
3. Kvyat 1:13.723 / 0.959 with 3/3 hybrid power (+0.6 sec.)
4. Alonso 1:13.742 / 0.978
5. Massa 1:13.811 / 1.047
6. Max 1:13.827 / 1.063 with 1/3 hybrid power (-0.6 sec.)
Giedo van der Garde holds an FIA class A competition license, which allows him to test drive an F1 car only. He does not require the full F1 super license to drive in FP1, which of course means this negates the debate over whether he has or can be awarded the full FIA super license required for qualifying.
Charlie Whiting indicated yesterday that there was still time for Van der Garde to be awarded the full racing license, because he meets the criteria and all that is required is for Sauber to complete some minimal paperwork.
It will be clear to the court whether since their order was confirmed Sauber have any intention of complying or not. Further, it will not require the court to wait until after the actual breach occurs i.e. qualifying begins – to rule that Sauber are in contempt of court.
It would appear the litmus test of whether the Swiss F1 team are in breach of court order will be whether they have completed the necessary paperwork for Van der Garde to be awarded his super license and race.
I understand that a team of bailiff-sheriffs is ready to go the Sauber garage if requested. It wasn't hard to find volunteers for the job
With respect to the interest of motorsport, and F1 in particular, i have decided to give up my legal rights to race this weekend.
As i am a passionate race driver, this decision has been very difficult for me.
However, i also wish to respect the interest of the FIA, Sauber Motorsport, as well as Nasr and Ericsson.
My management will continue talks with Sauber early next week to find a mutually acceptable solution for the current situation.
I am confident such solution will be found and i will inform the media once done.