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F1 Digest 2009 - Abu Dhabi Qualifying // McLaren and Red Bull put in great performances to setup their race

Published by Christine

F1 Digest 2009 - Abu Dhabi Qualifying audio waveform
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Slow

A slow start to the weekend meant we were hoping for action today. There was plenty to keep our eye on but the end result of qualifying was not exactly unexpected.

Free Practice 3

Just an hour of practice for the drivers to get to grips with the track before qualifying, and poor Alguersuari didn't get a chance to set a laptime.

Qualifying

It was clearly going to be a McLaren day as the team continued to dominate proceedings - but Kovalainen didn't have that much luck, and needs a gearbox change.

Team By Team

It looks like another track where qualifying is super duper important, and that means McLaren and Red Bull have a great start. Kovalainen, Force India and Renault will most likely struggle at the back of the grid.