Pre-race weights - Brawn not running light

Neil Gault

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Feb 21, 2008
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For the 2009 season, the FIA are making public the weights of all cars ahead of the race start to help give an idea of relative fuel load. The cars that made Q3 are weighed after qualifying, while the weights of the remaining cars must be declared by their teams shortly after the session. The details from Melbourne show that Brawn GP were not running light, despite their impressive pace.

The weights, sorted by grid order, are:

1. Jenson Button, Brawn GP, 664.5kg
2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP, 666.5
3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 657
4. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 650
5. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 657
6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 654
7. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 655.5
8. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 662
9. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 691.5
10. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 680.7
11. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren, 690.6
12. Nelson Piquet, Renault, 694.1
13. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India 689
14. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams, 612.5
15. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 675.5
16. Adrian Sutil, Force India, 684.5
17. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso, 662.5
18. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 655
19. Timo Glock, Toyota, 670
20. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 660
 

Bram Hengeveld

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Dec 26, 2006
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Haha that makes the Brawn performance even more impressive. What a debut, unbelievable!
 
Aug 26, 2008
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Driver Kg Kg-car No. Laps
1 655 50 14.13043478
2 690.6 85.6 24.19130435
3 654 49 13.84782609
4 655.5 50.5 14.27173913
5 650 45 12.7173913
6 691 86 24.30434783
7 680.7 75.7 21.39347826
8 694.1 89.1 25.18043478
9 660 55 15.54347826
10 670 65 18.36956522
11 662.5 57.5 16.25
12 675.6 70.6 19.95217391
13 662 57 16.10869565
14 657 52 14.69565217
15 657 52 14.69565217
16 612.5 7.5 2.119565217
17 684.5 79.5 22.4673913
18 689 84 23.73913043
19 664 59 16.67391304
20 666.5 61.5 17.38043478


Lap on which drivers will stop.........

1. Jenson Button 24
2. Rubens Barrichello 25
3. Sebastien Vettel 21
4. Robert Kubica 18
5. Nico Rosberg 21
6. Felipe Massa 20
7. Kimi Raikkonen 21
8. Mark Webber 23
9. Nick Heidfeld 35
10. Fernando Alonso 31
11. Kazuki Nakajima 30
12. Heikki Kovalainen 35
13. Sebastien Buemi 28
14. Nelson Piquet 36
15. Giancarlo Fisichella 34
16. Adrian Sutil 32
17. Sebastien Bourdais 23
18. Lewis Hamilton 20
19. Jarno Trulli 22
20. Timo Glock 26

2.48 kg per lap
Minimum weight is 605kg.
 

Abdul Al-Amry

2011 RD Indy 500 Winner
Jul 15, 2008
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Damian excellent calculations. Blimey I am studying mathematics and getting that kinda calculations would have been an achievement by itself. I have two exams on monday and my head hearts. Binary and Complex numbers.
 

Simon Trendell

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Feb 19, 2008
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This sort of information should of been public since the fuel load in Q3 rule. Although I'd prefer to see it at the start of Q3.
 
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Andrew Evans

i just wish they'd drop the whole race fuel thing from q3 and make them declare it to the fia before the start of the session...