Thursday, April 30, 2009

Formula 1 Expanding!!!!

from next season Formula One is to become a 26-car championship. A £40million budget cap has been imposed.

Following Wednesday's meeting of the World Motor Sports Council in Paris, it was agreed the maximum number of cars permitted to enter would be increased to 26, two for each team.

After announcing a £30million cap in mid-March, the WMSC has now increased that figure by a further £10million.

The £40million figure will cover all team expenditure except:

* Marketing and hospitality

* Remuneration for test or race drivers, including any young driver programmes

* Fines or penalties imposed by the FIA

* Engine costs (for 2010 only, and specifically designed to retain the current manufacturers within the sport).

* Any expenditure the team can demonstrate has no influence on its performance in the championship

* Dividends paid from profits relating to participation in the championship.

The WMSC have also confirmed the ban on refuelling during races, to save on costs of transporting refuelling equipment and increase the incentive for engine builders to improve fuel economy, and on tyre warmers.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Budget By Max Mosley

FIA president Max Mosley will unveil a revised budget cap. He announced a voluntary cap of £30million would be introduced from next season. The option would be a freedom to spend, but only operate within the existing technical constraints, or work with the budget, but with the prospect of being technically innovative.

Mosley is convinced all teams will agree to the new cap figure.

Mclaren Mercedes Suspended

Mclaren Mercedes had a meeting with the World Motor Sport council on Wednesday for the lie-gate scandal which had taken place in Australia. The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has handed McLaren a three race ban. This ban has been brought because FIA feels Mclaren Mercedes has brought the sport into disrepute.

Martin Whitmarsh said, “I was also pleased to be able to assure the FIA World Motor Sport Council members that we had taken appropriate action with a view to ensuring that such mistakes do not occur again."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mclaren Try To Please FIA

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh is trying to please FIA by adopting a pro-active philosophy. McLaren were seen to be making all the right moves and noises in Bahrain over the weekend. They have a meeting with World Motor Sport Council in Paris this Wednesday over the lie-gate scandal in Australia. Richard Lapthorne will officially take up the role of McLaren Group chairman from Ron Dennis from 1st June.

Whitmarsh, who has already thrown himself on the mercy of the World Council by writing a letter of unreserved apology for his team's deceit.

Timothy Murnane, Mclaren's company lawyer, will accompany Whitmarsh although he is only acting in an observational capacity.

McLaren are still in breach of article 151c of the International Sporting Code, relating to fraudulent conduct or act prejudicial to the sport.

Well I really dont know if luck will favor the Mclaren Mercedes Team. And there is also a possibility that the team will be disqualified from the Formula 1 2009 Season. Lets hope for the best of the team because it would be very shameful is a top team in the Formula 1 getsinto trouble with the FIA.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ross Brawn believes Button can rule

Ross Brawn believes Jenson Button has proven he has the ability to be a world champion. Three victories from the opening four grands prix of this season.

Jenson Button has a 12 points lead over team mate Rubens Barrichello.

The Brawn has so far proven bullet-proof, with both cars finishing the opening four races in the points. Brawn, though, concedes his car is now tired and stale and in need of the fresh developments that will come in Spain.

BMW confident about luck change

BMW Sauber boss Mario Theissen is adamant his team will bounce back. Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix was also the team's most abject performance.

With just four points on the board from Heidfeld's second place in the rain-shortened race in Malaysia, Theissen is hoping - perhaps now praying - such plans reap rewards.

We decided before the start of the season on a big development package for Barcelona.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bridgestone Plan New Set Of Intermediate Tyres

Bridgestone the tyre supplier for all the teams in the Formula 1 Season is planning to introduce a new set of intermediate wet weather tyres at the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix. The new softer compound has been designed to counter some of the lost aerodynamic grip in wet conditions.

These tyres will be used for the rest of the season. The tyres are made up of new softer compound and will allow more mechanical grip. But the lower downforce rules for the Formula 2009 Season will still create a challenge in the we weather.

Bridgestone keep on collecting data from every team and they will be updaating their compounds according for the upcoming races in the formula 2009 Season.

Below are the tyre allocations announced by Bridgestone for the formula 1 2009 season:

Australia - super soft, medium
Malaysia - soft, hard
China - super soft, medium
Bahrain - super soft, medium
Spain - soft, hard
Monaco - super soft, soft
Turkey - soft, hard
Britain - soft, hard
Germany - super soft, medium

Bahrain Grand Prix Race Results!!!!!!!!

A fantastic Bahrain Grand Prix and here are the results:

Pos No Driver Team Grid Pts
1 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 4 10
2 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 3 8
3 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1 6
4 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 5 5
5 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 6 4
6 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 10 3
7 10 Timo Glock Toyota 2 2
8 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 7 1
9 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 9
10 8 Nelson Piquet Renault 15
11 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 18
12 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 11
13 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 20
14 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 8
15 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 17
16 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 19
17 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 16
18 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber

19 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber

Ret 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota

Jenson Button In Brawn GP Winner Again!!!!!

Jenson Button is the winner for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Well Toyotas were the leaders in the qualifying yesterday but today they dropped down at the start of the race. Hamilton did a great move at the first corner and was in third place. But the Mclaren is not a competitive car yet so he dropped back. Brawn GP's Ross Brawn played a great strategy with Jenson Button and got him ahead of Trulli with the pit strategy and then Jenson Button never looked back. He increased his advatange over Trulli who was strugglin with the option tyres (Hard Compound Tyres) and was not able to match the pace.

Vettel on the other hand came second with a sensible pit strategy. Glock completely lost it and was at the end of championship points. Barrichello had interesting 3 pit-stop strategy which was not looking that good but in then end it put him ahead of Raikkonen and in the 5th place. Way to go Ross Brawn.

Overall a very interesting and very very hot race. And luckily there was no sandstorm and none of the teams had reliability issues. Felipe Massa's badluck still continues and he was outside the points.

But Kimi Raikkonen finally gave Ferrari their first championship points this season. This will definitely be a moral booster for the World Champion Team!!!!

The top five for the Baharain Grand Prix are Jenson Button, Sebastien Vettel, Jarno Trulli, Lewis Hamilton and Rubens Barrichello respectively.

The complete race results will be updated soon.

Bravo!!!!! Brawn GP!!!!!

Weights of the cars for the Bahrain Grand Prix

1. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 648.5 kg
2. Timo Glock, Toyota, 643 kg
3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 659 kg
4. Jenson Button, Brawn GP, 652.5 kg
5. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 652.5 kg
6. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP, 649 kg
7. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 650.5 kg
8. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 664.5 kg
9. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 670.5 kg
10. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 671.5 kg
11. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren, 678.5 kg
12. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams, 680.9 kg
13. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 698.6 kg
14. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 696.3 kg
15. Nelson Piquet, Renault, 677.6 kg
16. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 678.5 kg
17. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India, 652 kg
18. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 656 kg
19. Adrian Sutil, Force India, 679 kg
20. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso, 667.5 kg

Adrian Sutil Penalised

Adrian Sutil has been handed a three-place penalty for blocking Mark Webber during qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The scene yesterday was amazing. It felt as if these 2 guys were racing for position in a race. But someone has to suffer for such a behaviour.

Sandstorm Possible on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The round 4 for the Formula 2009 season will be held at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain. This circuit is built in the middle of the desert. The air and track temperatures are very high. Most of the teams will struggle to get the balance of the car right because it has many long straights and slow corners. Due to lesser downpours this season building a perfect car for the race is difficult.

And also there are reports that is a possibility of sandstorms in the region. If this happens then the race will be very difficult.

The circuit is 5.412 kilometre (3.363 mile). The race will be of 57 laps or 308.238 kilometres (191.539 miles).

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying Results!!!!

Below are the results for the Qualifying Session for Bahrain Grand Prix. It was an amazing qualifying session with Toyota dominating it in the end.

Pos No Driver Team
1 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota
2 10 Timo Glock Toyota
3 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault
4 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes
5 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
6 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes
7 7 Fernando Alonso Renault
8 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari
9 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota
10 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
11 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes
12 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota
13 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber
14 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber
15 8 Nelson Piquet Renault
16 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes
17 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari
18 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes
19 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault
20 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari

Saturday Qualifying Q3 Session (Bahrain)

The Q3 Session came to an end and the results were astonishing. Toyota are on pole position. Toyota are one two for the Bahrain Grand Prix. It will be a really interesting and hot race tomorrow.

The top 5 for the Q3 and Final Qualifying Session are Trulli, Glock, Vettel, Button and Hamilton respectively.

Saturday Qualifying Q2 Session (Bahrain)

The interesting Q2 session came to an end. It was a very fast Q2 session since the fuel loads of the cars are very low.

The top 5 of the Qualifying Q2 session are Vettel, Glock, Trulli, Raikkonen and Barrichello respectively.

Results of the Q3 session will follow soon.

Saturday Qualifying Q1 Session (Bahrain)

The start of the Qualifying Session for the round 4 of the 2009 Formula Season was a blaster.

In the Q1 session the top 5 are Vettel, Trulli, Hamilton, Button and Barrichello respectively. There was also some interesting racing between Force India and Red Bull in the Qualifying Q1 Session.

Results of Q2 will follow soon.

Saturday Practice Results

Heikki Kovalainen had an issue with his Mclaren Mercedes. It was stalled in the pit lane.

Below are the results of the Saturday Practice Session:

Pos No Driver Team Laps
1 10 Timo Glock Toyota 16
2 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 20
3 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 18
4 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 16
5 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 18
6 8 Nelson Piquet Renault 19
7 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 13
8 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 17
9 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 19
10 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 14
11 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 16
12 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 12
13 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 13
14 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 17
15 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 17
16 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 17
17 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 15
18 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 14
19 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 15
20 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 7

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bahrain Friday Practice 2 Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps
1 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 36
2 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 25
3 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 37
4 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 29
5 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 32
6 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 35
7 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 30
8 10 Timo Glock Toyota 37
9 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 30
10 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 36
11 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 30
12 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 23
13 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 37
14 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 26
15 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 29
16 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 34
17 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 31
18 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 28
19 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 35
20 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 33

Bahrain Friday Practice 1 Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps
1 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 19
2 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 17
3 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 17
4 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 24
5 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 15
6 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 24
7 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 18
8 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 17
9 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 21
10 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 19
11 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 24
12 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 21
13 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 21
14 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 18
15 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 22
16 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 16
17 10 Timo Glock Toyota 20
18 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 24
19 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 22
20 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 15

New Formula 1 Game

A new generation of Formula One video games featuring all the drivers, teams and circuits from the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship was announced on Friday by Codemasters. It will be debut on PSP and WII this autumn. It will be a detailed game about the Formula 1 and will also have the Singapore night race track. Codemasters also said that F1 2010 is also under development and will be ready by mid 2010.


The 4th race of the 2009 Formula 1 season will be held at the Grand Prix circuit at Bahrain. Since Bahrain is a middle east country the air as well as track temperatures will be high. So there will be a chance of reliability issues for many teams.

Circuit Length is 5.412 km

Race Distance is 308.238 km.

Number of laps will be 57.

Overall an interesting circuit in the middle of the desert with very good chances of overtaking moves.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lewis Hamilton expects progress in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton is counting on another monumental effort from within McLaren propelling hime closer to the top runners. They had made some improvements in Lewis Hamilton's car for the Chinese Grand Prix and that showed a considerable performance boost for the team. Heikki and Lewis finished 5th and 6th respectively in the Chinese Grand Prix.

McLaren are also planning to roll out another series of upgrades as they look to further close the gap to the leaders.

Martin Whitmarsh believes the team's efforts in China show they are all pulling in the same direction.

Norbert Haug, boss of engine suppliers Mercedes, knows nothing less than round-the-clock commitment will see the team back at the top.

Mclaren Mercedes will also be facing the World Motor Sport Council in Paris next Wednesday.

Force India has new upgrades for Bahrain

Force India are making major revisions to their car. They are planning to introduce a significant aerodynamic upgrade. The new parts we have coming through for this race should keep us close to the others said Sutil. Fisichella says the Force India package is basically sound and hopes the latest revisions to the car will help address its one major failing - an overall lack of downforce.

Plans For New Red Bull

Adrian Newey is planning to design a new Red Bull car. He has started working on the concept at their Milton Keynes factory. Newey, who designed cars during the 1990s in which Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Mika Hakkinen all became champions, has at least been able to savour a "special" win these past two days.

Monday, April 20, 2009


F1 car is made up of 80,000 components, if it were assembled 99.9% correctly, it would still start the race with 80 things wrong!

When an F1 driver hits the brakes on his car he experiences retardation or deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a BRICK wall at 300kmph!!!

F1 car can go from 0 to 160 kph AND back to 0 in FOUR seconds!!!!!!!

F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before blowing up on the other hand we expect our engines to last us for a decent 20yrs on an average and they quite faithfully DO....thats the extent to which the engines r pushed to perform....

An average F1 driver looses about 4kgs of weight after just one race due to the prolonged exposure to high G forces and temperatures for little over an hour (Yeah thats right!!!)

At 550kg a F1 car is less than half the weight of a Mini.

To give you an idea of just how important aerodynamic design and added down force can be, small planes can take off at slower speeds than F1 cars travel on the track.

Without aerodynamic down force, high-performance racing cars have sufficient power to produce wheel spin and loss of control at 160 kph. They usually race at over 300 kph.

In a street course race like the Monaco grand prix, the down force provides enough suction to lift manhole covers. Before the race all of the manhole covers on the streets have to be welded down to prevent this from happening!

The refuelers used in F1 can supply 12 liters of fuel per second. This means it would take just 4 seconds to fill the tank of an average 50 liter family car. They use the same refueling rigs used on US military helicopters today.

TOP F1 pit crews can refuel and change tyres in around 3 seconds. It took me 8 sec to read above point
During the race the tyres lose weight! Each tyre loses about 0.5 kg in weight due to wear.

Normal tyres last 60 000 - 100 000 km. Racing tyres are designed to last 90 - 120 km.

A dry-weather F1 tyre reaches peak operating performance (best 20grip) when tread temperature is between 900C and 1200C.(Water boils at 100C remember) At top speed, F1 tyres rotate 50 times a second.

And that's not Magic.... Its only the Power of Human Imagination ....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Brawn Gp had pace issues

The championship leader went into the race hoping to complete a hat-trick of race wins. His hopes were dealt a blow when clouds gathered for the first time this weekend. Vettel managed to stay ahead for the majority of the race. Mark Webber and Button vying for second but the Australian came out on top.
Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button struggled in the rain because they have not tested their car in the rain before the season started.

Chinese Grand Prix Race Results!!!!!!

An amazing Chinese Grand Prix finally came to an end. he 3rd round of Formula 2009 season held at Shanghai International Circuit. The Qualifying took place in dry conditions but today there was a surprise and the race started in heavy rainfall under the safety car.

Below are the final results for the Chinese Grand Prix:

Pos No Driver Team Laps Grid Pts
1 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 56 1 10
2 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 56 3 8
3 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 56 5 6
4 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 56 4 5
5 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 56 12 4
6 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 9 3
7 10 Timo Glock Toyota 56 19 2
8 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 56 10 1
9 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 56 2
10 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 56 8
11 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 56 15
12 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 56 11
13 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 56 17
14 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 55 20
15 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 55 7
16 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 53 16
17 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 50 18
Ret 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 43 14
Ret 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 20 13
Ret 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 18 6

Vettel The Winner!!!

Sebastien Vettel has won the Chinese Grand Prix. The young German was the fastest in qualifying and today in the rainy conditions too he drove a fantastic race. The race started under the safety car, due to the heavy rainfall. The conditions were very difficult to drive, but Vettel was an awsome driver today. Mark Webber was in second place at the end of the race. So the Red Bull Racing Team had a one two for the race.

Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were 3rd and 4th respectively with the Mclarens of Keikki and Lewis 5th and 6th.

Ferrari again had a very bad weekend, with Massa retiring and Kimi finishing 12 way out of the points. Glock was 7th and Buemi got the final Championship Point finishing 8th.

Adrian Sutil was in the point scoring place but the accident lost him the points. Force India came close to scoring points but lost them. So their badluck continues.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Results!!!!

An interesting qualifying session ended with smiles for some teams and disappointments for some.

Here are the final results for the qualifying session of the Chinese Grand Prix held at Shanghai.

Jarno Trulli will drop down the order for the race tomorrow due to a penalty for gear box change.

Pos No Driver Team Q1Q2Q3 Laps
1 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:36.565 1:35.130 1:36.184 11
2 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:36.443 1:35.803 1:36.381 21
3 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:35.751 1:35.173 1:36.466 19
4 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:35.701 1:35.503 1:36.493 21
5 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:35.533 1:35.556 1:36.532 19
6 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:36.308 1:35.645 1:36.835 21
7 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:35.941 1:35.809 1:37.397 23
8 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:36.137 1:35.856 1:38.089 19
9 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.776 1:35.740 1:38.595 17
10 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:36.284 1:35.965 1:39.321 21
11 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:36.525 1:35.975
12 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.646 1:36.032
13 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:36.178 1:36.033
14 10 Timo Glock Toyota 1:36.364 1:36.066
15 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:36.673 1:36.193
16 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 1:36.906

17 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:36.908

18 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:36.966

19 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:37.669

20 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 1:37.672


Vettel On Pole

It was a great qualifying session at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. The qualifying was topsy turvy with many drivers coming on pole in the Q1 and Q2 sessions. Ferrari had again some bad luck with Felipe Massa not going through Q3. Kimi Raikkonen was on 9th position.

But in the end Sebastien Vettel took the pole position. And to a surprise Fernando Alonso was on 2nd position.

A great and interesting race to watch tomorrow.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Saturday Practice Results

Round 3 of the Formula 2009 season is held in China at the circuit located at Shanghai.

Below are the results for the Saturday Final Practice Session.

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 01:36.1
2 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 01:36.3 0.139 22
3 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 01:36.3 0.197 17
4 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 01:36.5 0.33 16
5 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 01:36.5 0.331 16
6 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 01:36.5 0.395 18
7 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 01:36.5 0.414 13
8 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 01:36.6 0.427 17
9 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 01:36.6 0.435 17
10 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 01:36.6 0.509 17
11 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 01:36.7 0.569 14
12 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 01:36.7 0.609 14
13 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 01:36.7 0.609 16
14 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 01:36.8 0.701 17
15 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 01:37.3 1.197 8
16 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 01:37.3 1.216 7
17 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 01:37.5 1.401 17
18 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 01:37.7 1.599 18
19 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 01:38.0 1.87 6
20 10 Timo Glock Toyota 01:39.1 2.977 6

Nico Rosberg Fastest

Williams' Nico Rosberg was quickest in the final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. His lap time was 1:36.133s. Jarno Trulli was 0.139s behind Nico Rosberg. Lewis Hamilton was 3rd fastest with a lap time of 1:36.330.

Constructor's Champion for Formula 1 2009 Season?

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