Sunday, June 21, 2009

Qualy weights show Vettel's true class

Saturday 20th June 2009

Sebastian Vettel's pole position time around Silverstone become even more impressive once the FIA released the weights of the cars.

Vettel will start Sunday's British GP from the P1 slot on the grid after clocking a 1:19.509, which put him 0.347s ahead of Rubens Barrichello and an additional tenth quicker than his team-mate.

What's impressive, though, is fact that Vettel was carrying more fuel than both his rivals. And in fact, he is the heaviest of all ten drivers who took part in the pole position shoot-out.

Meanwhile, Webber will have to rely on raw pace to get ahead of Barrichello as the duo are on similar fuel strategies as is fourth-placed Jarno Trulli.

The lightest of the top ten was Kazuki Nakajima, which probably explains why he managed to qualify ahead of his Williams team-mate Nico Rosberg, who was almost 10kgs heavier.

Slotted in between the two Williams is Jenson Button, who is on a similar weight load to his team-mate.

01 Sebastian Vettel: 666.5 kg
02 Rubens Barrichello: 657.5 kg
03 Mark Webber: 659.5 kg
04 Jarno Trulli: 658 kg
05 Kazuki Nakajima: 652.5 kg
06 Jenson Button: 657.5 kg
07 Nico Rosberg: 661.5 kg
08 Timo Glock: 660 kg
09 Kimi Räikkönen: 654 kg
10 Fernando Alonso: 654 kg
11 Felipe Massa: 675 kg
12 Robert Kubica: 689.5 kg
13 Heikki Kovalainen: 695.5 kg
14 Nelson Piquet: 682.5 kg
15 Nick Heidfeld: 665.5 kg
16 Giancarlo Fisichella: 668 kg
17 Sébastien Bourdais: 687.5 kg
18 Adrian Sutil: 692 kg
19 Lewis Hamilton: 666 kg
20 Sébastien Buemi: 672.5 kg

Source : Planet F1

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