Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weights reveal Alonso's light, very light

Saturday 25th July 2009

Fernando Alonso may have claimed pole position for Sunday's Hungarian GP but he did it with a very, very light car.

Alonso took the coveted grid slot on Saturday, afterward hinting that he could be running light compared to the others in the top ten. And that proved to be a fact when the weights for revealed.

While Alonso came in at just 637.5kgs, second placed Sebastian Vettel almost 20kgs heavier while third placed Mark Webber is on a similar strategy to Vettel.

Lewis Hamilton, who qualified fourth for the Budapest race, is slightly lighter than the Red Bulls and given that he also has KERS should have an advantage off the line.

Nico Rosberg and Heikki Kovalainen are on similar strategies while the man behind them on the grid, Kimi Raikkonen, is marginally lighter.

As for Jenson Button, the Brawn GP is the heaviest of the top eight which could play into his favour as the race progresses.

01. Alonso Renault 637.5
02. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 655.0
03. Webber Red Bull-Renault 652.0
04. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 650.5
05. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 654.0
06. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 655.5
07. Raikkonen Ferrari 651.5
08. Button Brawn-Mercedes 664.5
09. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 658.0
10. Massa Ferrari
11. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 671.5
12. Trulli Toyota 671.3
13. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 689.0
14. Glock Toyota 679.2
15. Piquet Renault 667.7
16. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 658.0
17. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 680.5
18. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 683.5
19. Kubica BMW-Sauber 666.0
20. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 675.5

Source : Planet F1

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