Belgium 2009: Qualifying Result

Belgium 2009: Qualifying Result

Qualifying has just been completed at the Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, and the session threw up a few surprises. Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button lost out in the second run, failing to progress out of Q2, and Luca Badoer failed to make it out of Q1, backing his F60 in the wall. Giancarlo Fisichella mightily impressed by going fastest in Q1 and most importantly, in Q3 as well and the Italian has given Force India their very first pole position.

Belgium 2009
Qualifying Results

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1. Italian FlagGiancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m45.102s 1m44.667s 1m46.308s
2. Italian FlagJarno Trulli Toyota 1m45.140s 1m44.503s 1m46.395s
3. German FlagNick Heidfeld BMW 1m45.566s 1m44.709s 1m46.500s
4. Brazilian FlagRubens Barrichello Brawn 1m45.237s 1m44.834s 1m46.513s
5. Polish FlagRobert Kubica BMW 1m45.655s 1m44.557s 1m46.586s
6. Finnish FlagKimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m45.579s 1m44.953s 1m46.633s
7. German FlagTimo Glock Toyota 1m45.450s 1m44.877s 1m46.677s
8. German FlagSebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m45.372s 1m44.592s 1m46.671s
9. Australian FlagMark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m45.350s 1m44.924s 1m46.788s
10. German FlagNico Rosberg Williams 1m45.486s 1m45.047s 1m47.362s
11. German FlagAdrian Sutil Force India 1m45.239s 1m45.119s
12. British FlagLewis Hamilton McLaren 1m45.767s 1m45.122s
13. Spanish FlagFernando Alonso Renault 1m45.707s 1m45.136s
14. British FlagJenson Button Brawn 1m45.761s 1m45.251s
15. Finnish FlagHeikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m45.705s 1m45.259s
16. Swiss FlagSebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m45.951s
17. Spanish FlagJaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m46.032s
18. Japanese FlagKazuki Nakajima Williams 1m46.307s
19. French FlagRomain Grosjean Renault 1m46.359s
20. Italian FlagLuca Badoer Ferrari 1m46.957s


  • I think Fisichella just managed his tyres really well, and worked out early on that the harder compound was working brilliantly after a couple of laps.

  • But that makes for a great championship fight. In 2007 we all thought it was over for Raikkonen only for the Finn to take the title by a point. Likewise in 2008, Hamilton’s race was a disaster and his only saving grace was the rain at the end. 2009…? It’s shaping up to be a great showdown.

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