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F1 Digest 2009 - Bahrain Qualifying - Pole position for the race is decided, with Toyota putting in a strong showing

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Another new set of faces line up on the front of the grid, and all eyes are on the fuel loads to make sense of the madness. The possibility of a sandstorm still looms, but we're hoping it doesn't come to that.

Free Practice 3

Glock somehow managed to top the timesheets and end the session with his car under the custody of the marshals. There was little else to report, and it was to qualifying we turned our attention.


It's fair to say the strength of the Toyota was a surprise, even with the fuel weights, and the fact they tested here over the winter. Webber had a tough afternoon, and Sutil feels remorseful for that.

Team By Team

Ferrari are still a little down in the dumps about their performance at the moment, whilst Toyota are on cloud nine, and McLaren are also pleased with their improving pace. The Brawn GP cars are slightly concerned, whilst Vettel is feeling confident from third.