To identify true qualifying pace, the following tables show the the actual and fuel adjusted qualifying times and grid positions for each race. The calculations have been performed using a formula taking into account; qualifying times, qualifying weights, fuel consumption per lap and the average amount of lap time gained per lap of fuel burnt. Qualifying times and weights have been taked from the FIA site. Fuel consumption data has been taken from the Williams F1 site. The data for lap time gained is from analysis done by Galahad based on lap time progression during races for previous seasons. Qualifying Notes Australia Lewis Hamilton did not participate in Q2 and was demoted from 13th to 18th due to a gearbox change Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli qualified 6th and 8th but had their times excluded and were demoted to 19th and 20th due to illegally flexing rear wings Malaysia Sebastian Vettel was demoted from 3rd to 13th for causing an accident in Australia Rubens Barrichello was demoted from 4th to 8th due to a gearbox change China Timo Glock was demoted from 14th to 19th due to a gearbox change Bahrain Adrian Sutil was demoted from 16th to 19th for blocking Mark Webber Monaco Lewis Hamilton was demoted from 16th to 20th due to a gearbox change Great Britain Lewis Hamilton was unable to complete his last flying lap in Q1 due to the session being red flagged Germany Timo Glock was demoted from 19th to 20th for impeding Fernando Alonso Hungary Felipe Massa did not participate in Q3 after being struck on the helmet by a spring from the rear suspension of Rubens Barrichello's car Italy Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica both suffered from engine failures in Q2 Jaime Alguersuari was demoted 5 grid places due to a gearbox change Singapore Rubens Barrichello was demoted from 5th to 9th due to a gearbox change Several drivers were unable to complete their last flying laps in Q3 due to the session being red flagged Nick Heidfeld qualified 8th but had his time excluded for having an underweight car. He subsequently changed the engine and gearbox and started from the pit lane Japan Mark Webber did not participate after crashing and damaging his car in P3. He started from the pit lane in a new chassis Jaime Alguersuari and Timo Glock did not set times in Q2 due to crashing and damaging their cars Sébastien Buemi did not set a time in Q3 due to crashing and damaging his car at the end of Q2. He was demoted from 10th to 13th and reprimanded for impeding other drivers and continuing to drive a damaged car Heikki Kovalainen did not set a time in Q3 due to crashing and damaging his car. He subsequently changed the gearbox and was demoted from 9th to 11th Adrian Sutil was demoted from 4th to 8th for setting a fastest sector time under yellow flags Rubens Barrichello was demoted from 5th to 6th for setting a fastest sector time under yellow flags Jenson Button was demoted from 7th to 10th for setting a fastest sector time under yellow flags Fernando Alsonso was demoted from 12th to 16th for setting a fastest sector time under yellow flags Vitantonio Liuzzi was demoted 5 grid places due to a gearbox change Brazil Vitantonio Liuzzi was demoted from 15th to 20th due to a gearbox change Abu Dhabi Heikki Kovalainen suffered from a transmission problem in Q2 and was unable to continue. He subsequently changed the gearbox and was demoted from 13th to 18th The table below shows the actual (first set of columns) versus fuel adjusted pole position for each race. In addition, the gap from first to second and tenth on the grid is shown in each case. Grand PrixPole PositionGap To 2ndGap To 10thPole PositionGap To 2ndGap To 10thAustraliaJenson Button0.3031.044Jenson Button0.2081.401MalaysiaJenson Button0.0922.478Jenson Button0.1991.849ChinaSebastian Vettel0.1973.137Rubens Barrichello0.1272.301BahrainJarno Trulli0.2811.949Jarno Trulli0.1461.063SpainJenson Button0.1332.158Sebastian Vettel0.0781.700MonacoJenson Button0.0252.442Jenson Button0.1551.633TurkeySebastian Vettel0.1051.041Jenson Button0.1631.146Great BritainSebastian Vettel0.3471.232Sebastian Vettel0.5391.553GermanyMark Webber0.1272.573Mark Webber0.2502.215HungaryFernando Alonso0.0381.266Sebastian Vettel0.2851.078EuropeLewis Hamilton0.0341.014Rubens Barrichello0.3341.182BelgiumGiancarlo Fisichella0.0871.054Jarno Trulli0.1490.569ItalyLewis Hamilton0.1951.248Rubens Barrichello0.0390.519SingaporeLewis Hamilton0.3131.887Lewis Hamilton0.6031.926JapanSebastian Vettel0.0600.820Sebastian Vettel0.1260.802BrazilRubens Barrichello0.0921.846Mark Webber0.2122.009Abu DhabiLewis Hamilton0.6671.765Lewis Hamilton0.4671.632 The following chart shows the gap from pole position to the best Q3 qualifier from each team, based on fuel adjusted times. Click for larger version. In the tables below, the Laps column refers to the number of laps before the first pit stop.