Qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix is underway at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne. Leading the way into this session is perhaps surprisingly Nico Rosberg of Williams. Rosberg stunned in both free practice sessions by going fastest, and Brawn looked good towards the top of the tables. Ferrari appeared to be slightly off pace yesterday, but you cannot discount the Scuderia. The times in this post will be updated as qualifying happens.
The qualifying report can be viewed here: Australia 2009: Jenson Button Takes Pole Position At Albert Park
|1.||Jenson Button Brawn||1m25.211s||1m24.855s||1m26.202s|
|2.||Rubens Barrichello Brawn||1m25.006s||1m24.783s||1m26.505s|
|3.||Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing||1m25.938s||1m25.121s||1m26.830s|
|4.||Robert Kubica BMW||1m25.922s||1m25.152s||1m26.914s|
|5.||Nico Rosberg Williams||1m25.846s||1m25.123s||1m26.973s|
|6.||Timo Glock Toyota||1m25.499s||1m25.281s||1m26.975s|
|7.||Felipe Massa Ferrari||1m25.844s||1m25.319s||1m27.033s|
|8.||Jarno Trulli Toyota||1m26.194s||1m25.265s||1m27.127s|
|9.||Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari||1m25.899s||1m25.380s||1m27.163s|
|10.||Mark Webber Red Bull Racing||1m25.427s||1m25.241s||1m27.246s|
|11.||Nick Heidfeld BMW||1m25.827s||1m25.504s|
|12.||Fernando Alonso Renault||1m26.026s||1m25.605s|
|13.||Kazuki Nakajima Williams||1m26.074s||1m25.607s|
|14.||Heikki Kovalainen McLaren||1m26.184s||1m25.726s|
|15.||Lewis Hamilton McLaren||1m26.454s||No Time|
|16.||Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m26.503s|
|17.||Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault||1m26.598s|
|18.||Giancarlo Fisichella Force India||1m26.677s|
|19.||Adrian Sutil Force India||1m26.742s|
|20.||Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m26.964s|
Button illuded (Eddie Jordan’s word-of-the-day) to Brawn carrying more than a dash of fuel in the post-qualifying press-conference thingymabob? I guess we’ll know for certain in a few hours.
I’m not too keen on Legard, he mispronunciates words and broadcasts unreliable observations too often. I might opt for 5 Live commentary come race day – Davidson and Croft’s banter during the practice sessions was hugely entertaining.
Patrick Head remained realistic prior to qualifying. Gladly so, because Williams’ performance was a tad underwhelming. Quite understandable considering their Fri/Sat Practice form, but i expected more from Nakajima. Again: Fuel.
I bet you a digital £5 note that Coulthard and Jordan have an on-air argument before the season’s end – and another £5 on top of that for the next time Richard Branson excitedly shouts obscenities into a BBC microphone.
And everybody SHUT UP about the diffuser argument.
I may not comment often Ollie, but i’m here eeeeveryday.
Good morning Jamie. Yeah, the banter between Jordan and Coulthard was interesting, although I found it a little distracting as it took away from what I wanted to hear about – motor racing. Although I thought EJ’s words of the the day were “Bernie Ecclestone”. 🙂
I didn’t mind Legard. Sure, he made a few gaffs, but he did a reasonable job considering it was his first time with Martin Brundle and the new BBC F1 team.
I won’t bet against you on the potential sparks between Coulthard and Jordan (they came close to a spat just 60 minutes ago), but I will with Branson. He knows that his thing is to be the rebel, but he also knows the BBC won’t take too kindly to people calling themselves lucky bar-stewards on live TV, or whatever it was he said. 🙂
Good to hear. 🙂
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