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2009 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Wido Rossen, Apr 27, 2009.

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  1. Wido Rossen

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    Race Date: 10 May 2009
    Number of Laps: 66
    Circuit Length: 4.655 km
    Race Distance: 307.104 km
    Lap Record: 1:21.670 - K Raikkonen (2008)

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  2. Bram

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    Really looking forward to this GP. The teams will come with innovative new technology to improve there cars. Most of the drivers back on european home ground and a great F1 circuit, best of the year?
     
  3. kalniel

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    Don't think it'll be as good as Bahrain - this isn't a track for much overtaking (he says, hoping to be completely wrong! :laugh2:)
     
  4. Resi Respati

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    lol i heard this from my father as well :D
     
  5. Ross Balfour

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    Just because this thing Killed 7 mexicans the whole world thinks theyre gonna die. Its the most overhyped story EVER!
     
  6. Lewis Fergusson

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    You can make that 160 actually. I don't think its as overhyped as that.
     
  7. Damian Henderson

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    Make that over 300, possibly allot more.
     
  8. Resi Respati

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    Make that over 500
     
  9. Xosé Estrada

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    Normal flu kills more people actually...
     
  10. kalniel

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    Not to mention car accidents.. but perhaps this is getting a little off topic.. :p
     
  11. Damian Henderson

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    Practice1:
    1. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:21.799 21
    2. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:22.154 + 0.355 30
    3. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.221 + 0.422 24
    4. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.658 + 0.859 14
    5. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:22.659 + 0.860 24
    6. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:22.667 + 0.868 26
    7. Piquet Renault (B) 1:22.753 + 0.954 24
    8. Glock Toyota (B) 1:22.828 + 1.029 29
    9. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:22.855 + 1.056 15
    10. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:22.859 + 1.060 24
    11. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:22.873 + 1.074 20
    12. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.934 + 1.135 25
    13. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.959 + 1.160 24
    14. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:23.077 + 1.278 21
    15. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:23.088 + 1.289 30
    16. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:23.089 + 1.290 25
    17. Alonso Renault (B) 1:23.157 + 1.358 18
    18. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:23.185 + 1.386 31
    19. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:23.522 + 1.723 17

    Practice2:

    1. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:21.588 43
    2. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:21.740 + 0.152 40
    3. Alonso Renault (B) 1:21.781 + 0.193 36
    4. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:21.843 + 0.255 39
    5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.027 + 0.439 37
    6. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:22.052 + 0.464 35
    7. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.082 + 0.494 45
    8. Piquet Renault (B) 1:22.349 + 0.761 26
    9. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:22.571 + 0.983 17
    10. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:22.599 + 1.011 40
    11. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:22.615 + 1.027 30
    12. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:22.670 + 1.082 32
    13. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:22.809 + 1.221 31
    14. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:22.876 + 1.288 29
    15. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:22.878 + 1.290 35
    16. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.948 + 1.360 40
    17. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:23.173 + 1.585 39
    18. Glock Toyota (B) 1:23.360 + 1.772 46
    19. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:23.623 + 2.035 47
    20. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B)
     
  12. Damian Henderson

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  13. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    Raikonen out after Q1:)
     
  14. Simon Trendell

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    Time for an Ice Cream!
     
  15. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    lol. My bets are on Trulli for pole:
    1. Trulli
    2. Massa baby
    3. Button

    EDIT: McLaren out after Q2. What a great season:)


    One question: What happens if you use all 8 engines? ...kubica:)
     
  16. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    Congrats Button! Fantastic drive!
     
  17. Ross Balfour

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    Dammit Webber, I hope he is going lap 20+ or he has been Vettelised again!
     
  18. Wido Rossen

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    Quali results

    Pos Driver Team Q3
    1 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:20.527
    2 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:20.660
    3 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:20.762
    4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.934
    5 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 11:21.049
    6 Timo Glock Toyota 1:21.247
    7 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:21.254
    8 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:21.392
    9 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:22.558
    10 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:22.685
    11 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:20.531
    12 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:20.604
    13 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:20.676
    14 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.805
    15 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:21.067
    16 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:21.291
    17 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 1:21.300
    18 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.675
    19 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:21.742
    20 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 1:22.204
     
  19. Ryan Callan

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    Great job from Button but here's the fuel corrected grid:

    It turns out that Vettel, who qualified second, is carrying 5.5kg more fuel than Button - enough for him to be able to do two more laps before his pit stop - and that once the weights of the cars are taken into account, he was fastest by 0.059 seconds.

    Every extra kg of fuel costs a Formula 1 car 0.035 seconds around the Circuit de Catalunya, and a car uses an average of about 2.4kg of fuel per lap.

    Once that is taken into account, the Spanish GP fuel-corrected grid, with estimated first pit-stop laps, looks like this:

    1 Vettel - lap 16
    2 Button +0.059 seconds - lap 14
    3 Massa +0.151 - lap 17
    4 Barrichello +0.172 - lap 15
    5 Webber +0.389 - lap 16
    6 Trulli +0.454 - lap 16
    7 Glock +0.762 - lap 14
    8 Alonso +0.959 - lap 13
    9 Rosberg +1.321 - lap 23
    10 Kubica +1.728 - lap 19

    That suggests it could be a really close race on Sunday - with Vettel, Button, Felipe Massa and Rubens Barrichello all very evenly matched, and Mark Webber potentially in the mix as well.
     
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