Sunday, June 7, 2009

Vettel carrying less than the rest

Saturday 6th June 2009

Turkish pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel is officially packing less fuel than his rivals, although not much less.

The FIA released the cars' post-qualifying weights in which was confirmed that Vettel is the lighter of the front-runners with his Red Bull coming in at 649.5kgs. That puts him six lighter than the man alongside him on the grid, Jenson Button, which should give the Brit the chance of staying one lap longer in the opening stint.

Rubens Barrichello is also carrying a bit less than his Brawn GP team-mate, while Mark Webber is on a par with the Championship leader. Jarno Trulli's weight is equal to Barrichello's.

However, sixth placed man Kimi Raikkonen is looking good as the Finn has a bit more fuel than all of those ahead of him. But whether this will translate into him being able to stay out longer and get the jump on his rivals remains to be seen.

Felipe Massa, who qualified behind his Ferrari team-mate, is actually a bit lighter than Raikkonen while Fernando Alonso, P8, is the lightest of those in the top eight.

Sebastian Vettel - 649.5 kg
Jenson Button - 655.5 kg
Rubens Barrichello - 652.5 kg
Mark Webber - 656 kg
Jarno Trulli - 652 kg
Kimi Räikkönen - 658 kg
Felipe Massa - 654 kg
Fernando Alonso - 644.5 kg
Nico Rosberg - 660 kg
Robert Kubica - 664 kg
Nick Heidfeld - 681.5 kg
Kazuki Nakajima - 680.4 kg
Timo Glock - 689 kg
Heikki Kovalainen - 665 kg
Adrian Sutil - 668.5 kg
Lewis Hamilton - 696.5 kg
Nelson Piquet - 689.6 kg
Sébastien Buemi - 686.5 kg
Giancarlo Fisichella - 688.5 kg
Sébastien Bourdais - 701 kg

Source : Planet F1

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