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2009 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix

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Wido Rossen



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)

The Track

 

Bram Hengeveld

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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?
 

kalniel

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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?
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:)
 

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!
 
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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)
 
Jan 18, 2009
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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:)
 
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Wido Rossen

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
 

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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