Shanghai 2009: Race Result

Shanghai 2009: Race Result

With rain falling on the Shanghai circuit in China, today’s grand prix is going to make for interesting viewing. We have a strange front row with Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull taking pole position, and team mate Mark Webber is directly behind in third. Fernando Alonso barely has enough fuel in his Renault to complete the formation lap, so the Spaniard will be very fast off the line. In fourth and fifth we have the charging Brawns, and McLaren seem to on a good strategy with Lewis Hamilton, albeit in ninth.

And it has been announced the safety car will start the race due to the standing water. Therefore, Alonso will not get the chance to leap ahead of the Red Bull into T1.

The full race report can viewed here: Shanghai 2009: Sebastian Vettel Scores Red Bull’s Maiden Victory.

Shanghai 2009
Race Results


Race Length


1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 56 1:57:43.485 10pts
2. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 56 +10.9s 8pts
3. Jenson Button Brawn 56 +44.9s 6pts
4. Rubens Barrichello Brawn 56 +63.7s 5pts
5. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 56 +65.1s 4pts
6. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 56 +71.8s 3pts
7. Timo Glock Toyota 56 +74.4s 2pts
8. Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 56 +76.4s 1pt
9. Fernando Alonso Renault 56 +84.3s
10. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 56 +91.7s
11. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 56 +94.1s
12. Nick Heidfeld BMW 56 +95.8s
13. Robert Kubica BMW 56 + 106.8s
14. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 55 +1 Lap
15. Nico Rosberg Williams 55 +1 Lap
16. Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 54 +2 Lap
17. Adrian Sutil Force India 51 Accident
18. Kazuki Nakajima Williams 45 Mechanical
19. Felipe Massa Ferrari 21 Mechanical
20. Jarno Trulli Toyota 20 Collision


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