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China 2009 - Qualifying // Pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix is up for grabs this afternoon

Published by Christine

It all hangs on Qualifying then, as Shanghai isn't known for it's superb overtaking. With drivers dropping KERS faster than they can blink, it'll be all about raw pace around the long straights in China.

Weather update

It's all about the sunshine today, although there may be the odd cloud here and there. Nothing like the rain we feared might arrive, and the temperature should be higher than at any point this weekend as we get going in qualifying.

One to watch

Timo Glock had major problems during FP3 that look as though they'll affect him going into qualifying as well. The Toyota's have had a troublesome weekend so far and although they've got the pace, they need to try and find some reliability as well.

Predictions please

Of course the big prediction required today is the pole sitter for the race. However, will there be any major surprises dropping out in the first session? Will there be any surprises sneaking into the third session? Will the times compared to last year be so much faster?




It all hangs on Qualifying then, as Shanghai isn't known for it's superb overtaking. With drivers dropping KERS faster than they can blink, it'll be all about raw pace around the long straights in China.

Event start

07:00GMT +01:00

18 April 2009