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April 18th, 2009, 10:46
Vettel on pole position!

1. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1m 36.184s
2. Fernando Alonso Spain Renault-Renault 1m 36.381s
3. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1m 36.466s
4. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Brawn-Mercedes 1m 36.493s
5. Jenson Button Britain Brawn-Mercedes 1m 36.532s
6. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota-Toyota 1m 36.835s
7. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 1m 37.397s
8. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 38.089s
9. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 38.595s
10. Sebastien Buemi Switzerland Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 39.321s

11. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 1m 35.975s
12. Heikki Kovalainen Finland McLaren-Mercedes 1m 36.032s
13. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 36.033s
14. Timo Glock Germany Toyota-Toyota 1m 36.066s
15. Kazuki Nakajima Japan Williams-Toyota 1m 36.193s

16. Sebastien Bourdais France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 36.906s
17. Nelson Piquet Jr Brazil Renault-Renault 1m 36.908s
18. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber 1m 36.966s
19. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Mercedes 1m 37.669s
20. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Force India-Mercedes 1m 37.672s

Toyota had to change the gearbox on Glock's car, so he'll have to start from P19 tomorrow.

The starting weights of the cars:

1. Sebastian Vettel - 644,0 kg
2. Fernando Alonso - 637,0 kg
3. Mark Webber - 646,5 kg
4. Rubens Barrichello - 661,0 kg
5. Jenson Button - 659,0 kg
6. Jarno Trulli - 664,5 kg
7. Nico Rosberg - 650,6 kg
8. Kimi Raikkonen - 673,5 kg
9. Lewis Hamilton - 679,0 kg
10. Sebastien Buemi - 673,0 kg
11. Nick Heidfeld - 679,0 kg
12. Heikki Kovalainen - 697,0 kg
13. Felipe Massa - 690,0 kg
14. Kazuki Nakajima - 682,7 kg
15. Sebastien Bourdais - 690,0 kg
16. Nelson Piquet - 697,9 kg
17. Robert Kubica - 659,0 kg
18. Adrian Sutil - 648,0 kg
19. Timo Glock - 650,0 kg
20. Giancarlo Fisichella - 679,5 kg

April 18th, 2009, 11:10
All three top positions are starting light, wonder if they can distance themselves from the back markers for early pit stops? Of the three, I'd say Alonzo has the best chance of doing that.

I am bipassing the NASCAR Phoenix race this evening and going to bed early in order to get up and see the Chinese F-1 race.

After all, why waste my time and countless commercials just to see another Hendricks car win a race.


April 18th, 2009, 12:48

I been DVR'ing the F1 races and watching Sunday after church. It's sure different than NASCAR.

Who knows Jeff Burton or Clint Bowyer may win tonight!!!:woot: I wouldn't be too sad if Mark Martin won, even if he is in a Hendrick car.


April 18th, 2009, 15:38
Kyle Busch even, anybody but a gosh-darn Hendricks. Ed is LOL!

SPEED will replay the event tomorrow afternoon, but if it does not rain, I shall be taking in the sunshine.

Heck, I may turn it on and turn the sound down low, it'll be a sure way to anesthetize me after a day with a 3 mile walk, two and a half hours mowing my weeds, and a 20 mile bike ride!


April 18th, 2009, 16:08
Hey All,


Yeah I'll keep track of it but I have to admit Phoenix isn't one of my favorite races. Hendrick has a good chance but then so does Denny. Course I'll be cheering Jimmie on...

I guess F1 is just fortunate Hendrick doesn't run cars there. LOL!


PS Go Toyota! Man it's wierd cheering for Toyota when I'm a Nissan guy. Wonder why Nissan has never messed with open wheel cars much - if at all?

April 19th, 2009, 01:35
Maybe because Renault owns Nissan...

Great job by RBR today! :applause:

Buemi made a good season start so far, still no points for Ferrari after three races, BMW having serious issues with the car, KERS and the tyres; at least their car's strong and reliable.

Shame about Sutil though, would have been good to see Force India score a few points.

April 19th, 2009, 03:08
I guess F1 is just fortunate Hendrick doesn't run cars there. LOL!
-Ed- Wonder why Nissan has never messed with open wheel cars much - if at all?

Hendrick cars in F1????
They have right and left turns in F1 Ed.
Nissan have always been a GRC/IMSA and WRC oriented comany, way before Renault.

April 19th, 2009, 16:45
My heavy eye lids just made it to the end of the delayed telecast race in the small hours this morning. Good to see some other drivers/manufacturers getting amongst the points.