Australian GP grid and race weights

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

More bad news for Brawn GP’s rivals: as well as having locked out the front row of the grid, they are also carrying more fuel than anyone Q1 apart from Timo Glock.

Robert Kubica’s strong qualifying position appears to have been partly fuel-assisted as he is the lightest driver on the grid.

Before his exclusion, Timo Glock was the heaviest driver in the top ten and out-qualified team mate Jarno Trulli despite having 10kg more fuel.

Lewis Hamilton had been moved to the back of the grid following repairs to his McLaren and appears to be running light in an effort to make up places early on in the race.

Here is the grid for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix and the declared starting weight of each car:

1. Jenson Button – 664.5kg
2. Rubens Barrichello – 666.5kg
3. Sebastien Vettel – 657kg
4. Robert Kubica – 650kg
5. Nico Rosberg – 657kg
6. Felipe Massa – 654kg
7. Kimi Raikkonen – 655.5kg
8. Mark Webber – 662kg
9. Nick Heidfeld – 691.5kg
10. Fernando Alonso – 680.7kg
11. Kazuki Nakajima – 685.3kg
12. Heikki Kovalainen – 690.6kg
13. Sebastien Buemi – 675.5kg
14. Nelson Piquet – 694.1kg
15. Giancarlo Fisichella – 689kg
16. Adrian Sutil – 684.5kg
17. Sebastien Bourdais – 662.5kg
18. Lewis Hamilton – 655kg
19. Jarno Trulli* – 660kg
20. Timo Glock* – 670kg

*Starting from the pit lane due to a technical infringement. More here: Toyota drivers lose qualifying positions

2009 Australian Grand Prix grid and fuel weights (click to enlarge)
2009 Australian Grand Prix grid and fuel weights (click to enlarge)