Chinese Grand Prix grid

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Here’s the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix. The weights of each of the cars will be announced in a few hours’ time.

1. Sebastian Vettel 1’36.184
2. Fernando Alonso 1’36.381
3. Mark Webber 1’36.456
4. Rubens Barrichello 1’36.493
5. Jenson Button 1’36.532
6. Jarno Trulli 1’36.835
7. Nico Rosberg 1’37.397
8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’38.089
9. Lewis Hamilton 1’38.595
10. Sebastien Buemi 1’39.321
11. Nick Heidfeld 1’35.975
12. Heikki Kovalainen 1’36.032
13. Felipe Massa 1’36.033
14. Kazuki Nakajima 1’36.193
15. Sebastien Bourdais 1’36.906
16. Nelson Piquet Jnr 1’36.908
17. Robert Kubica 1’36.966
18. Adrian Sutil 1’37.669
19. Timo Glock 1’36.066*
20. Giancarlo Fisichella 1’37.672

*Five place grid penalty for gearbox change

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8 comments on “Chinese Grand Prix grid”

  1. Well done Vettel…. I just hope JB is heavy Go JEnson

  2. And incredible Renault!

  3. Well done Vettel. I think JB was struggling with front tyre temp/pressures looking at the tv coverage…

  4. There may be a new penalty for one of the RedBull’s after Kovalainen incident in Q2.

  5. Bigbadderboom
    18th April 2009, 10:09

    I think there are 2 very different strategies at work. But the weights will tell us. I think the Red Bulls are light and the two brawns are heavy, if Alonso is anything but very light then that was a fantastic drive. Gret session though :)

  6. And again it’s all a big surprise! I hope the season will continue like this, then we have a great season and a thrilling end in November! Finally exitement!

  7. Toby Thwaites 93
    18th April 2009, 14:07

    BMW need there new Aero package and quick, i think they were shocked when teams like mclaren and renault turned up with their new parts and did fantastically well :/

  8. I’m with The Racepace [above] – it’s great to get some variety and excitement back into the race instead of the same names being on pole and winning. These first races have shown that there is some real competition back in the
    sport and it’s great to watch.

    Really looking forward to the race tomorrow, what an interesting line up. Well done Vettel, nice going.

    Good luck Jensen!

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