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Qualifying – Brawn GP confirm Testing pace was real

1.  Button      Brawn-Mercedes        (B) 1:25.211  1:24.855  1:26.202 19
2.  Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes        (B) 1:25.006  1:24.783  1:26.505 21
3.  Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      (B) 1:25.938  1:25.121  1:26.830 21
4.  Kubica      BMW-Sauber            (B) 1:25.922  1:25.152  1:26.914 19
5.  Rosberg     Williams-Toyota       (B) 1:25.846  1:25.123  1:26.973 21
6.  Glock       Toyota                (B) 1:25.499  1:25.281  1:26.975 19
7.  Massa       Ferrari               (B) 1:25.844  1:25.319  1:27.033 21
8.  Trulli      Toyota                (B) 1:26.194  1:25.265  1:27.127 20
9.  Raikkonen   Ferrari               (B) 1:25.899  1:25.380  1:27.163 21
10.  Webber      Red Bull-Renault      (B) 1:25.427  1:25.241  1:27.246 20
11.  Heidfeld    BMW-Sauber            (B) 1:25.827  1:25.504           14
12.  Alonso      Renault               (B) 1:26.026  1:25.605           12
13.  Nakajima    Williams-Toyota       (B) 1:26.074  1:25.607           16
14.  Kovalainen  McLaren-Mercedes      (B) 1:26.184  1:25.726           15
15.  Hamilton    McLaren-Mercedes      (B) 1:26.454  no time             5
16.  Buemi       Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B) 1:26.503                     10
17.  Piquet      Renault               (B) 1:26.598                     12
18.  Fisichella  Force India-Mercedes  (B) 1:26.677                     10
19.  Sutil       Force India-Mercedes  (B) 1:26.742                      9
20.  Bourdais    Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B) 1:26.964                     10

**Hamilton will start from the back due to a gearbox change***

That was certainly a thrilling session full of surprises. Brawn GP’s performance was absolutely fantastic. The car appears to be working brilliantly, and it should be even stronger over the race distance. It’s a fairytale performance. It’s amazing to think Button and Barrichello didn’t have a drive a few weeks ago. Now they are sharing the front row.

Vettel did extremely well to get third, and that is in a car without one of those diffuser systems. He had a tough weekend up to that point, so he did brilliantly.

Toyota and Ferrari will be quite disappointed with their performance. Both teams were hoping to be challenging at the front. They are furthur back than they would want to be. It will be interesting if KERs helps them at the start. Although it has to be said that overall KERs didn’t turn out to be much of an advantage at all. 5 of the 7 KERs cars didn’t even make it to the top 10 shootout.

Mclaren had a really bad day. 14th and Hamilton now at the back is a terrible result. Onboard the car didn’t look dreadful to drive. It’s just lacks grip, and overall speed. Hamilton will have to fight extremely hard tommorrow, but points look very unlikely.

Renault will be very unhappy too. Piquet didn’t even make it past Q1 just like he often did last season, and Alonso made an error, whichs means he didn’t make Q3.

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March 28, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

    Comment by matt | March 28, 2009 | Reply


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