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Qualification Australian Grand Prix of 2009

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
Pos. Driver Team Time
1 J. Button Brawn GP 1:26.202
2 R. Barrichello Brawn GP 1:26.505
3 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:26.830
4 R. Kubica BMW 1:26.914
5 N. Rosberg Williams 1:26.973
6 F. Massa Ferrari 1:27.033
7 K. Räikkönen Ferrari 1:27.163
8 M. Webber Red Bull 1:27.246
9 N. Heidfeld BMW 1:25.504
10 F. Alonso Renault 1:25.605
Results of the second qualification
Pos. Driver Team Time
11 K. Nakajima Williams 1:25.607
12 H. Kovalainen McLaren 1:25.726
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
Pos. Driver Team Time
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

Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) takes 3rd, Jenson Button (Brawn GP) take pole position and Rubens Barrichello (Brawn GP) takes second

Brawn GP, BGP001, Jenson Button

Force India F1, VMJ02, Adrian Sutil

Scuderia Ferrari, F60, Felipe Massa

Pictures of the Saturday Practice

Diffuser of the McLaren Mercedes, MP4-24

Diffuser of the Brawn GP, BGP001

Sir Richard Branson CEO of the Virgin Group makes and announcement regarding the Virgin sponsorship deal with Brawn GP

Update : Monday, 6th of April 2009
The complete Toyota F1 Team was disqualified for the qualification.