2009 Chinese GP – Qualifying – Pole for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel in Red Bull will start the Chinese GP from the pole position, Fernando Alonso will line up next to him on the front row. Mark Webber and Rubens Barrichello form the second row ahead of Button and Trulli. It will be interesting to see the car weights later on today as the gaps between the top 10 cars are quite big.

Chinese GP Qualifying Results:


1. S. Vettel – 1:36.184
2. F. Alonso – 1:36.381
3. M. Webber – 1:36.466
4. R. Barrichello – 1:36.493
5. J. Button – 1:36.532
6. J. Trulli – 1:36.835
7. N. Rosberg – 1:37.397
8. K. Raikkonen – 1:38.089
9. L. Hamilton – 1:38.595
10. S. Buemi – 1:39.321

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were fastest in Q2 ahead of Button and Barrichello.

Heidfeld, Kovalainen, Massa, Glock and Nakajima did not make it to Q3. Great run for Buemi, P10 in Q2 !

11. N. Heidfeld – 1:35.975
12. H. Kovalainen – 1:36.032
13. F. Massa – 1:36.033
14. T. Glock – 1:36.066 (will get 5 places grid penalty for the gearbox change)
15. K. Nakajima – 1:36.193

Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were fastest in Q1, while the 5 eliminated drivers are:

16. S. Bourdais – 1:36.906
17. N. Piquet – 1:36.907
18. R. Kubica – 1:36.966
19. A. Sutil – 1:37.669
20. G. Fisichella – 1:37.672

Not a good day for Robert Kubica …

19 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JRNo Gravatar says:

    I ask you:

    Is there anything more beautiful in this world than hot Chinese womwn wearing Ferrari apparel ?

  2. Cruz GonzalezNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t wait to see the weights!!!
    Amazing grid!

  3. JRNo Gravatar says:

    Who picked Vettel for pole? Weird qualy. Both vettel and webber had a driveshaft problem 2 hours ago.

  4. JRNo Gravatar says:

    You got two Barrichellos, Brother.

  5. JRNo Gravatar says:

    If my info is correct that Renault dropped KERS like Ferrari, then we have a whole new ballgame here. Not much talk about what the hell happened to BWM this weekend. And will this really be a McClaren resurgence?

  6. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I’m not magician nor illuminated that senses the future, but I think the weights in the top 3 are clear to be low, they’re on softs too… 3 stops strategy with first short stint. Weights tables will show if I can be sure of that, but they will set a beautiful battle.

  7. JRNo Gravatar says:

    F1W – I’ve got to say – in light of what you wrote about Flavio Bratiore in combination with the statements Alonso was making 24 hours ago about the tire compounds, this qualifying result is pretty funny.

    I would pay to see you interview Flavio right now. “is it still unfair?” would be my first question. He had obviously given up on Renault. I’ll give Alonso the benefit of the doubt and say that most world champions have acted like this sometime in their career under the frustration of driving for what they think is a sub-par team.

  8. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    Checking the car weights published by fia, Alonso 637kg, Vettel 644 kg, Webber 646.5 of. All very light . Button 659 kg, Barrichello 661 kg. That may explain the qualifying …

  9. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    Kubica 659 kg, I will put all the numbers up later , now on iPhone, not easy :-)

  10. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    Not much for Kubica, I thought otherwise from he’s performance, but seems he is really struggling with the car this year :(

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      Kubica went out in Q1 so he did not have race fuel on board anyway. That BMW is only competitve with KERS but Kubica is not running with it. He tried on Friday and it did not work for him …

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