Now we have the grid finalised barring any further penalties and the post-qualifying weights have been published, it is time to decide who your favourite for victory is in tomorrow’s race. With a slightly odd grid that sees Brawn outside the top three for the first time this season, the former Honda team are perhaps not starting out as favourites. However, we know they have a very strong car and are fuelled heavier than the trio ahead of them. You cannot deny the pace of the Red Bull though, and in the hands of Vettel and Webber, they could easily throw a spanner in the works.
Lewis Hamilton could also come through the pack, especially as he is very heavy with fuel. The KERS-equipped McLaren MP4-24 has shown signs of improvement this weekend and it is hard to discount the reigning world champion. Jarno Trulli also has a strong car under him, and although it hasn’t looked as sharp in China as it has done in Australia and Malaysia, it is still a handy motor to have.
Have your say, who’s your favourite to win the 2009 Chinese Grand Prix?
- The Chinese Grand Prix Grid can be viewed here: Shanghai 2009: The Grid.
- The Chinese Grand Prix Car Weights can be viewed here: Shanghai 2009: Post-Qualifying Car Weights.