Comments on the Qualification
This was a very suprising qualification. In the first place there were a few teams that where a bit disappointing. Renault for taking 17th and 12th place. McLaren for taking 14th and 15th place. In my eyes Scuderia Toro Rosso was also disappointing with a 16th and 20th place. In the second place there were a few very good teams. Brawn GP with pole and second place was very good. Red Bull Racing with a 3rd and a 10th place were also good. Williams with Nico Rosberg on 5th was good and Toyota with two cars in the top ten, 6th and 8th was also good.
It’s good to see that teams without the disputed diffusers, Red Bull Racing and BMW Sauber, can get it to 3rd and 4th. Personally I think, and hope, that it won’t go that far that Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams will lose all the point they score in tomorrows race and in Malaysia.
Results of the Qualification
|Results of the third qualification|
|1||J. Button||Brawn GP||1:26.202|
|2||R. Barrichello||Brawn GP||1:26.505|
|3||S. Vettel||Red Bull||1:26.830|
|8||M. Webber||Red Bull||1:27.246|
|Results of the second qualification|
|13||L. Hamilton||McLaren||no time|
|14||S. Buemi||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1:26.503|
|15||N. Piquet jr.||Renault||1:26.598|
|Results of the first qualification|
|16||G. Fisichella||Force India F1||1:26.677|
|17||A. Sutil||Force India F1||1:26.742|
|18||S. Bourdais||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1:26.964|
|19||T. Glock||Toyota||no time|
|20||J. Trulli||Toyota||no time|
Pictures of the Saturday Qualification
Pictures of the Saturday Practice
Update : Monday, 6th of April 2009
The complete Toyota F1 Team was disqualified for the qualification.