2009 Spanish GP – Post qualifying weights

Felipe Massa - P4, improved car, decent fuel load and KERS

Felipe Massa - P4, improved car, decent fuel load and KERS

A short while ago FIA published the 2009 Spanish GP post qualifying weights. It looks like Jenson Button will be stopping on/about lap 13, a lap or 2 earlier than Sebastian Vettel. Felipe Massa has another lap or two worth fuel on board. Nico Rosberg and Robert Kubica have the heaviest cars among the top ten. The most heavily fueled car on the grid is the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton with about 10 laps more fuel on board than Jenson Button.

2009 Spanish GP – Post qualifying weights:

1. Jenson Button 646.0
2. Sebastian Vettel 651.5
3. Rubens Barrichello 649.5
4. Felipe Massa 655.0
5. Mark Webber 651.5
6. Timo Glock 646.5
7. Jarno Trulli 655.5
8. Fernando Alonso 645.0
9. Nico Rosberg 668.0
10. Robert Kubica 660.0


11. Kazuki Nakajima 676.6*
12. Nelson Piquet 677.4*
13. Nick Heidfeld 676.3*
14. Lewis Hamilton 683.0*
15. Sébastien Buemi 678.0*
16. Kimi Räikkönen 673.0*
17. Sébastien Bourdais 669.0*
18. Heikki Kovalainen 657.0*
19. Adrian Sutil 675.0*
20. Giancarlo Fisichella 656.0*

* declared weights

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7 Comments Post a Comment
  1. nieuweNo Gravatar says:

    I think the Force India people have finally admited they have no pace and are only there to round of the 20. I would say they might use the rest of this season purely for comparrison and testing. They lack severe racing speed.

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      they are still much closer to the rest of the field than Minardi during most of their F1 presence or Super Aguri in 2006 and 2008 … but well, they have nothing to loose this season (other than some more of Mallya’s money) maybe time to think about their drivers line up and give their expected 2010 driver Liuzzi some racing mileage

  2. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t not base this in any calculations or predictions, but Nico Rosberg could have done today his first pole position if was a little lighter :)

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    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      OK, let’s say that every lap of fuel is worth 2 tenths and let’s say it’s 3kgs of fuel per lap. Button has 41kg of fuel, Nico 63kg. difference 22 kgs, that is 7 laps, that is about 1.4 sec. Looks like he would still need to find some half a second somewhere – more speed or less fuel than Button :-)

  3. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    Did you hear what Rubens Barrichello qouted to the press??? He would stop in lap 26! HAHAHA!! Anyway, here Janson had again advantage towards Rubens, but certainly he is even not able to stop before lap 20 :P

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    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      I am not sure how good is Rubens’ math, but Button will have to drive like hell to get away from Vettel and keep his P1 after 1st round of pit stops. It does look like Red Bull is the the car to beat this weekend. The best what could happen to Brawn would be some little help from his Ferrari friends – the still a bit slower Ferrari getting between Button and Vettel :-)

      • ncngrr5No Gravatar says:

        Or maybe a light car KERS lauch from Alonzo, Brawn may survive Spain, but they are clearly in big trouble with the Red Bulls and Maranello going forward.

        For constrctors I predict:
        1)Red Bull
        2)Ferrari
        3)Brawn
        4)Toyota

        I do not understand what the hell is going on at the Williams pitwall?

        ncngrr5

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