Daily Archives: October 3, 2009

Qualification Japanese Grand Prix of 2009

Comments on the Qualification

I haven’t seen the qualification, but for what I can see out of the results it must have been a very special tense qualification. I read there were three red flags … How difficult to set a time in such situations! But Sebastian Vettel did it, he put his RB5 on pole! To bad Mark Webber wasn’t able to qualify. Toyota was getting better and better and with Jarno on 2nd it’s clear they have a super car for now. To bad Timo Glock had the crash and must probably miss the race. Kimi tried and got eight as best result but what about Giancarlo? He is sixteenth! How shamefull!

Results of the third qualification

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:32.160
2 J. Trulli Toyota 1:32.220
3 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:32.395
4 A. Sutil Force India F1 1:32.466
5 R. Barrichello Brawn GP 1:32.660
6 N. Heidfeld BMW 1:32.945
7 J. Button Brawn GP 1:32.962
8 K. Räikkönen Ferrari 1:32.980
9 H. Kovalainen McLaren no time
10 S. Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso no time

Results of the second qualification

Pos. Driver Team Time
11 N. Rosberg Williams 1:31.482
12 F. Alonso Renault 1:31.638
13 R. Kubica BMW 1:32.341
14 T. Glock Toyota no time
15 J. Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso no time

Results of the first qualification

Pos. Driver Team Time
16 G. Fisichella Ferrari 1:31.704
17 K. Nakajima Williams 1:31.718
18 R. Grosjean Renault 1:32.073
19 V. Liuzzi Force India F1 1:32.087

Pictures of the Saturday Qualification

Fernando Alonso, Renault F1 Team, R29

Nico Rosberg, Williams F1 Team, FW31

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, RB5

Adrian Sutil, Force India F1 Team, VJM02

Pictures of the Saturday Practice

Jenson Button, Brawn GP F1 Team, BGP001

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, RB5

Timo Glock (Toyota F1 Team, TF109) and Jarno Trulli (Toyota F1 Team, TF109)

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes, MP4-24