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China 2009 - Qualifying results // Vettel takes pole position for Red Bull as Renault dominate

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Sebastian Vettel secured his first pole position for Red Bull, and the second of his career so far, despite limited running in the final session. A handful of teams turned their back on KERS, whilst it was Renault engines dominating, with Fernando Alonso in second, and the other Red Bull sitting third fastest.

PositionDriverTimeLaps
1Sebastian Vettel1:36.18411
2Fernando Alonso1:36.38121
3Mark Webber1:36.46619
4Rubens Barrichello1:36.49321
5Jenson Button1:36.53219
6Jarno Trulli1:36.83521
7Nico Rosberg1:37.39723
8Kimi Räikkönen1:38.08919
9Lewis Hamilton1:38.59517
10Sébastien Buemi1:39.32121
11Nick Heidfeld1:35.97514
12Heikki Kovalainen1:36.03210
13Felipe Massa1:36.03311
14Kazuki Nakajima1:36.19313
15Sébastien Bourdais1:36.90610
16Nelson Piquet1:36.90810
17Robert Kubica1:36.9668
18Adrian Sutil1:37.66910
19Timo Glock1:36.06614
20Giancarlo Fisichella1:37.67210

Note: Timo Glock receives a five place grid drop for gearbox change.

China qualifying weights