2009 Chinese GP – Friday Practice

The usual order was restored in the second free practice with Jenson Button fastest, Nico Rosberg 2 hundreds behind in second and Rubens Barrichello 3rd. The times of Button and Rosberg are about 7 tenths quicker than Lewis Hamilton’s pole position last year …

Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver out there in the first practice, with Button and Barrichello behind him. Ferrari cars seemed to be struggling a lot with their tyres during the first session. The temperatures in Shanghai were rather cool during the first session, about 18 degrees ambient and 33 degrees track. It was all sunny though.

Chinese GP Practice 1 times:


1. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:37.334
2. J. Button – Brawn GP – 1:37.450
3. R. Barrichello – Brawn GP – 1:37.566
4. H. Kovalainen – McLaren – 1:37.672
5. M. Webber – Red Bull – 1:37.752
6. J. Trulli – Toyota – 1:37.764
7. N. Rosberg – Williams – 1:37.860
8. T. Glock – Toyota – 1:37.894
9. F. Alonso – Renault – 1:38.089
10. S. Bourdais – Toro Rosso – 1:38.195
11. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:38.223
12. S. Vettel – Red Bull – 1:38.274
13. S. Buemi – Toro Rosso – 1:38.307
14. A. Sutil – Force India – 1:38.319
15. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:38.418
16. N. Heidfeld – BMW Sauber – 1:38.456
17. G. Fisichella – Force India – 1:38.460
18. R. Kubica – BMW Sauber – 1:38.463
19. K. Nakajima – Williams – 1:38.730
20. N. Piquet – Renault – 1:38.825

Chinese GP Practice 2 times:

1. J. Button – Brawn – 1:35.679
2. N. Rosberg – Williams – 1:35.704
3. R. Barrichello – Brawn – 1:35.881
4. M. Webber – Red Bull – 1:36.105
5. S. Vettel – Red Bull – 1:36.167
6. J. Trulli – Toyota – 1:36.217
7. K. Nakajima – Williams – 1:36.377
8. T. Glock – Toyota – 1:36.548
9. H. Kovalainen – McLaren – 1:36.674
10. S. Bourdais – Toro Rosso – 1:36.800
11. A. Sutil – Force India – 1:36.829
12. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:36.847
13. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:36.941
14. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:37.054
15. S. Buemi – Toro Rosso – 1:37.219
16. N. Piquet – Renault – 1:37.273
17. R. Kubica – BMW Sauber – 1:37.491
18. N. Heidfeld – BMW Sauber – 1:37.544
19. F. Alonso – Renault – 1:37.638
20. G. Fisichella – Force India – 1:37.750

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  1. TimmieNo Gravatar says:

    McLaren are running a nifty little rear interim diffuser on there car which i’m sure is helping them a little with times, but definitely not enough to top time sheets.s Looks like maybe they have solved a few of the issues that have haunted them in the opening races. Maybe i will have to change my tips…..tough choice.

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      yes, they have something added to their diffuser, some sort of quick interim solution

      McLaren Diffuser

      this is Heikki’s car, but without the new device :-) , only Hamilton runs with it today
      and here is the detail of new Brawn GP sponsor logo:

      MIG

      Press release BRAWN GP

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