2009 Chinese GP – Car weights

Top three qualifiers, all of them rather light

Top three qualifiers, all of them rather light

FIA published the car weights at the start of 2009 Chinese Grand Prix. The numbers reveal that Fernando Alonso is very lightly fueled. The Red Bull cars have a bit more fuel on borad but still much less than Brawns or Toyotas. Likely the lightly fueled cars will start the race on super soft tyre and then switch to the medium one for two longer stints. On the other hand there are some extremely heavy cars out there – Kovalainen, Massa, Piquet. Will see how the strategy will play out especially with the about 60% chance of rain tomorrow. The fuel consumption per lap in Shanghai is somewhere around 2.5 kg so make your own math :-) .

Post Qualifying Weights:


1. Vettel – 644.0kg (39 kg fuel)
2. Alonso – 637.0kg (32 kg fuel)
3. Webber – 646.5kg (41.5 kg fuel)
4. Barichello – 661.0kg (56 kg fuel)
5. Button – 659.0kg (54 kg fuel)
6. Trulli – 664.5kg (59.5 kg fuel)
7. Rosberg – 650.5kg (45.5 kg fuel)
8. Raikkonen – 673.5kg (68.5 kg fuel)
9. Hamilton – 679.0kg (74 kg fuel)
10. Buemi – 673.0kg (68 kg fuel)
11. Heidfeld – 679.0kg (74 kg fuel)
12. Kovalainen – 697.0kg (92 kg fuel)
13. Massa – 690.0kg (85 kg fuel)
14. Glock – 652.0kg (47 kg fuel)
15. Nakajima – 682.7kg (77.7 kg fuel)
16. Bourdais – 690.0kg (85 kg fuel)
17. Piquet – 697.9kg (92.9 kg fuel)
18. Kubica – 659.0kg (54 kg fuel)
19. Sutil – 648.0kg (43 kg fuel)
20. Fisichella – 679.5kg (74.5 kg fuel)

Note: 11th – 20th place – declared weights

4 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cruz GonzalezNo Gravatar says:

    Braws´s weights are not causalities, strategy genius, waht do you think Mr Wolf? Have the RBR team improved so well, a no Diffuser team! Do you think they´ll be a serious competition for the Brawn guys?

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      looking at the weights I woild say the gap between Brawn and Red Bull is about the same as it was. But with the clever strategy they may be able to beat Brawns. Red Bulls will however have to pit about 5 laps earlier than Brawns. By that time Alonso will already be out of the way and Barrichello and Button may have open space for several laps … It will all depend on what happens after the start. But I still think that Brawns and Trulli are in the best position for tomorrow.

      But again there is quite big chance of rain and that may change the strategies a lot …

  2. seskuNo Gravatar says:

    hahaha…..both rbr and alonso running light compare to brawn and toyota….no wonder they were in top 3!!!!less impressive…

    seskus last blog post..unspoken communication

  3. FiascoNo Gravatar says:

    Around shanghai the cars use 2.57kgs fuel per lap and one lap of fuel is 0.113s

promogifts.hk

2014 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
Sebastian VETTEL
Daniel RICCIARDO
Ferrari
Fernando ALONSO
Kimi RAIKKONEN
McLaren
Jenson BUTTON
Kevin MAGNUSSEN
Lotus
Romain GROSJEAN
Pastor MALDONADO
Mercedes
Nico ROSBERG
Lewis HAMILTON
Sauber
Adrian SUTIL
Esteban GUTIEREZ
Force India
Nico HULKENBERG
Sergio PEREZ
Williams
Felipe MASSA
Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
Daniil KVYAT
Jean Eric VERGNE
Caterham
Marcus ERICSSON
Kamui KOBAYASHI
Marussia
Jules BIANCHI
Max CHILTON

2014 F1 Calendar

14-16 March - Australia
28-30 March - Malaysia
4-6 April - Bahrain
18-20 April - China
9-11 May - Spain
22-25 May - Monaco
6-8 June - Canada
20-22 June - Austria
4-6 July - Great Britain
18-20 July - Germany
25-27 July - Hungary
22-24 August - Belgium
5-7 September - Italy
19-21 September - Singapore
3-5 October - Japan
10-12 October - Russia
31 October-2 November - USA
7-9 November - Brazil
21-23 November - Abu Dhabi

Archives

2010 Mercedes GP F1 Merchandise
hello world