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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hamilton on pole in Singapore after Rubens red flag

Lewis Hamilton may owe a favor or two to Rubens Barrichello, as the Briton can thank a red flag caused by the Brawn driver for assuring him pole for tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix.

F1 Grand Prix of Singapore - Qualifying


With 26 seconds left in the session, the Brazilian crashed in turn five. On final runs at the time? Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Hamilton, Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso, Timo Glock, Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica and Heikki Kovalainen. They would all have to settle for their first run times.

That puts Vettel second and Rosberg third. Webber starts fourth in the second Red Bull.

Barrichello was fifth, but a gearbox change after the final practice session will dock him five places to tenth. That will still be better than his championship leading teammate, Jenson Button, who had yet another disappointing session and will start 12th.

Grid and pre-race weights
  1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 660.5kg
  2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 651
  3. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 657.5
  4. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 654.5
  5. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 658
  6. Timo Glock, Toyota, 660.5
  7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 650
  8. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 664
  9. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren, 664.5
  10. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP, 655.5
  11. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams, 680.7
  12. Jenson Button, Brawn GP, 683
  13. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 680.5
  14. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 678
  15. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 690.9
  16. Adrian Sutil, Force India, 693
  17. Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, 683.5
  18. Giancarlo Fisichella, Ferrari, 678.5
  19. Romain Grosjean, Renault, 683
  20. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India, 656

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