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2009 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix

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

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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

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

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

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Just because this thing Killed 7 mexicans the whole world thinks theyre gonna die. Its the most overhyped story EVER!
     
  6. You can make that 160 actually. I don't think its as overhyped as that.
     
  7. Make that over 300, possibly allot more.
     
  8. Make that over 500
     
  9. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Normal flu kills more people actually...
     
  10. Not to mention car accidents.. but perhaps this is getting a little off topic.. :p
     
  11. 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)
     
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  13. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Raikonen out after Q1:)
     
  14. Time for an Ice Cream!
     
  15. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    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

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Congrats Button! Fantastic drive!
     
  17. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

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