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F1 Digest 2009 - China Qualifying - Sebastian Vettel secures pole position in Shanghai, holding off Fernando Alonso

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A surprise grid will line up in China after a really exciting qualifying session at the Shanghai Circuit. Vettel and Webber make it a Red Bull day, but the Brawns are ever present.

Free Practice 3

Still Nico Rosberg leading the way as he continues to assert his speed in the practice sessions. However, it wasn't plain sailing with a couple of drivers, Nico in particular, taking to the gravel at the pitlane entrance.


Vettel took P1 despite having to run very few laps, and Alonso snuck into P2 on a light fuel load. Kubica was an early casualty and Glock suffers the curse of the changed gearbox.

Team By Team

Brawn GP are wary of their competition but feel their strategy will work for them, whilst Renault celebrate that their engines are taking up the first three spots on the grid. Buemi is also happy, having completely outshone Bourdais and scraped into the top ten.