Vettel to make first pit stop before Button (Turkish Grand Prix fuel weights)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Vettel will have to stop for fuel before Button in tomorrow's race
Vettel will have to stop for fuel before Button in tomorrow's race

Sebastian Vettel may be starting from pole position but Jenson Button is carrying more fuel than the Red Bull driver.

Button’s Brawn is fuelled around two laps longer than Vettel and Mark Webber, fourth on the grid, is fuelled even further. Fuel weights in full below.

Qualifying Name Weight Fuel (kg) First stint (laps)
1 Sebastian Vettel 649.5 44.5 15
2 Jenson Button 655.5 50.5 17
3 Rubens Barrichello 652.5 47.5 16
4 Mark Webber 656 51 18
5 Jarno Trulli 652 47 16
6 Kimi Raikkonen 658 53 18
7 Felipe Massa 654 49 17
8 Fernando Alonso 644.5 39.5 13
9 Nico Rosberg 660 55 19
10 Robert Kubica 664 59 21
11 Nick Heidfeld 681.5 76.5 27
12 Kazuki Nakajima 680.4 75.4 27
13 Timo Glock 689 84 30
14 Heikki Kovalainen 665 60 21
15 Adrian Sutil 668.5 63.5 22
16 Lewis Hamilton 696.5 91.5 33
17 Nelson Piquet Jnr 689.6 84.6 30
18 Sebastien Buemi 686.5 81.5 29
19 Giancarlo Fisichella 688.5 83.5 30
20 Sebastien Bourdais 701 96 35

Also worth noting:

  • Alonso running light again, though it didn’t help him in qualifying. Is he planning to start on the soft tyre?
  • Button and Raikkonen out-qualified their team mates despite carrying more fuel
  • Getting into the top ten hasn’t paid off for Kubica – he starts next to his team mate with much less fuel on board

Read more: Sebatian Vettel holds back Brawns for pole (Turkish Grand Prix qualifying)

Turkish Grand Prix projected first stint lengths (click to enlarge)
Turkish Grand Prix projected first stint lengths (click to enlarge)