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Saturday, August 22, 2009

McLaren front row in Valencia

McLaren has gone a step toward proving Hungary wasn't a fluke as Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen locked up the front row for the European Grand Prix in Valencia.

F1 Grand Prix of Europe - Qualifying

Brawn, meanwhile, look to be back on form with Rubens Barrichello qualifying third and Jenson Button fifth. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took fourth.

The newcomers once again had vastly different results. Renault's Romain Grosjean starts a respectable 14th, while his teammate starts eighth, but Ferrari's Luca Badoer is dead last on a day Kimi Raikkonen managed a sixth.

Force India's Adrian Sutil, impressive this weekend and fastest in an abbreviated final practice session, starts 12th.

The grid and pre-race weights
  1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 653kg
  2. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren, 655
  3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP, 662.5
  4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 654
  5. Jenson Button, Brawn GP, 661.5
  6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 661.5
  7. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 665
  8. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 656.5
  9. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 664.5
  10. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 657.5
  11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 677
  12. Adrian Sutil, Force India, 672.5
  13. Timo Glock, Toyota, 694.7
  14. Romain Grosjean, Renault, 677.7
  15. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 688.5
  16. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India, 692.5
  17. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams, 702
  18. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 707.3
  19. Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, 678.5
  20. Luca Badoer, Ferrari, 690.5

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