Jenson Button has captured his second consecutive pole of the 2009 Formula One World Championship, taking the fastest lap in the Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying session. The surprise of Saturday’s running was how dialled-in the Toyota’s were, with Jarno Trulli on the front row and team mate Timo Glock in fifth, and also the Ferraris, who could only manage ninth with Kimi Raikkonen and a lowly sixteenth for Felipe Massa. After looking good in practice yesterday, the Scuderia could only watch has both drivers fell down the tables in Q1.
Rubens Barrichello will take a five grid slot penalty and Sebastian Vettel will be demoted ten places following penalties incurred here and in Australia last weekend. These will be reflected in the grid post a little later this afternoon.
The qualifying report can be viewed here: Malaysia 2009: Two In A Row For Jenson Button.
The grid (inclusive of penalties) can be viewed here: Malaysia 2009: The Grid.
|1.||Jenson Button Brawn||1m35.058s||1m33.784s||1m35.181s|
|2.||Jarno Trulli Toyota||1m34.745s||1m33.990s||1m35.273s|
|3.||Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing||1m34.935s||1m34.276s||1m35.518s|
|4.||Rubens Barrichello Brawn||1m34.681s||1m34.387s||1m35.651s|
|5.||Timo Glock Toyota||1m34.907s||1m34.258s||1m35.690s|
|6.||Nico Rosberg Williams||1m35.083s||1m34.547s||1m35.750s|
|7.||Mark Webber Red Bull Racing||1m35.027s||1m34.222s||1m35.797s|
|8.||Robert Kubica BMW||1m35.166s||1m34.562s||1m36.106s|
|9.||Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari||1m35.476s||1m34.456s||1m36.170s|
|10.||Fernando Alonso Renault||1m35.260s||1m34.706s||1m37.659s|
|11.||Nick Heidfeld BMW||1m35.110s||1m34.769s|
|12.||Kazuki Nakajima Williams||1m35.341s||1m34.788s|
|13.||Lewis Hamilton McLaren||1m35.280s||1m34.905s|
|14.||Heikki Kovalainen McLaren||1m35.023s||1m34.924s|
|15.||Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m35.507s||1m35.431s|
|16.||Felipe Massa Ferrari||1m35.642s|
|17.||Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault||1m35.708s|
|18.||Giancarlo Fisichella Force India||1m35.908s|
|19.||Adrian Sutil Force India||1m35.951s|
|20.||Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m36.107s|