With qualifying completed, we can now look at the completed grid for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix. At the front we have a new face for this year; Sebastian Vettel taking the first non-Button pole of 2009 and the German’s career second. Confirming the pace of the Red Bull RB5 is team mate Mark Webber in third. Splitting the Milton Keynes team is surprisingly Fernando Alonso. The Brawns could do no better than fourth and fifth, with Rubens Barrichello out-qualifying Jenson button for the first time this year.
- The qualifying results can be viewed here: Shanghai 2009: Qualifying Result.
Shanghai 2009: The Grid
|1||Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing
|Fernando Alonso Renault
|3||Mark Webber Red Bull Racing
|Rubens Barrichello Brawn
|5||Jenson Button Brawn
|Jarno Trulli Toyota
|7||Nico Rosberg Williams
|Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
|9||Lewis Hamilton McLaren
|Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso
|11||Nick Heidfeld BMW
|Heikki Kovalainen McLaren
|13||Felipe Massa Ferrari
|Kazuki Nakajima Williams
|15||Sebastian Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso
|Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault
|17||Robert Kubica BMW
|Adrian Sutil Force India
|19||Timo Glock Toyota
|Giancarlo Fisichella Force India
*Timo Glock was given a five grid slot penalty for having his gear box changed out of sequence.