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Spain 2009 - Qualifying // Ferrari showed some practice pace, but is pole position on the cards?

Published by Mr. C

Ferrari sprang a minor surprise during Free Practice 3, by locking out the first two places after quick runs from both drivers in the closing minutes. Will they be able to carry that pace into qualifying though?

Weather update

Very little to report on the weather front at the moment. Track temperature was 33 degrees at the end of FP3 and that had climbed up from 27 degrees an hour earlier. The current conditions in Barcelona look set to offer some fast qualifying times.

One to watch

Heidfeld suffered the only major 'off' during practice and sustained enough damage to give his mechanics a headache. The question is, will they have enough time to ready his car for the start of Q1 and even if they do, what hope does he have of progressing farther?

Predictions please

Plenty to get your teeth into this weekend, with new parts all around the pitlane. How light will Renault go with Alonso to secure a headline grabbing starting position? Have Brawn got a grasp on yesterday's handling problems, and can Button hold off the ever charging Vettel? Finally, what are your predictions for the finishing order in Spain this afternoon?




Ferrari sprang a minor surprise during Free Practice 3, by locking out the first two places after quick runs from both drivers in the closing minutes.  Will they be able to carry that pace into qualifying though?

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

9 May 2009