Toyota Top Qualifying For Bahrain Grand Prix

Posted: April 25, 2009 in Ferrari, Formula 1, Motorsport, Sport
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Toyota have made a sweep of the front row of the grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix with Italy’s Jarno Trulli taking a last gasp pole position for Sunday’s race. His team mate Timo Glock secured second place in front of Chinese Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel. Jenson Button could only manage fourth in his Brawn. This is Toyota’s best opportunity to take the elusive first victory they have sought since 2002. I still think Button in the Brawn will win the race, as his car is undoubtedly considerably heavier than the three cars that are ahead of him on the grid, but I do hope that Toyota can finally break their duck.

  1. Jarno Trulli – Toyota
  2. Timo Glock – Toyota
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull Renault
  4. Jenson Button – Brawn Mercedes
  5. Lewis Hamilton – McLaren Mercedes
  6. Rubens Barrichello – Brawn Mercedes
  7. Fernando Alonso – Renault
  8. Felipe Massa – Ferrari
  9. Nico Rosberg – Williams Toyota
  10. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
  11. Heikki Kovalainen – McLaren Mercedes
  12. Kazuki Nakajima – Williams Toyota
  13. Robert Kubica – BMW Sauber
  14. Nick Heidfeld – BMW Sauber
  15. Nelson Piquet – Renault
  16. Adrian Sutil – Force India Mercedes
  17. Sebastien Buemi – Toro Rosso Ferrari
  18. Giancarlo Fisichella – Force India Mercedes
  19. Mark Webber – Red Bull Renault
  20. Sebastian Bourdais – Toro Rosso Ferrari

Mark Webber is starting from so far back due to being blocked by Adrian Sutil on his hot lap at the end of Q1. Sutil may get a penalty but I think Webber should have had a quick lap in the bank and not left things until the last minute. It should be fascinating to see if he can drag himself up into a points scoring position. There is no reason for him not scoring a point, as he has the second best car in the field (after the Brawns).

The other points of interest I suppose is to see if Ferrari’s horror season will continue and whether Nelson Piquet can keep his Renault on the road.

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