Qualifying Statistics #11 - Valencia


Apologies for being late with the Valencia stats, I've been busy and didn't have the inclination
either. I'll try and do most of the European GP stuff today, but I'll probably not be able to
post anything from Spa for some time.


Average Starting Position 2009 - after Valencia, Qualifying #11

2009     2009                        2008     2007     2006     2005    2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP Pos ASP
==============================================================================
1. 3.36 [+0.16] J Button 16 14.72 14 13.94 3 7.78 4 5.9 3 5.5
2. 3.45 [+0.05] S Vettel 10 11.00 15 14.38 - - - - - -
3. 4.36 [-0.14] R Barrichello 17 14.83 16 15.00 6 7.61 13 10.5 2 4.6
4. 6.09 [+0.29] M Webber 9 9.17 7 9.06 7 11.06 8 8.0 13 9.7
5.[=5] 7.55 [-0.05] N Rosberg 12 12.11 9 9.88 12 13.33 - - - -
6.[=5] 7.64 [+0.04] F Alonso 6 6.89 2 3.18 1 4.28 1 4.0 7 7.6
7. 7.91 [-0.19] K Räikkönen =3 4.39 3 3.53 4 5.83 2 5.7 9 8.2
8. 8.67 F Massa 1 2.94 4 4.24 2 6.67 17 11.9 18 13.5
9. 9.55 [+0.85] J Trulli 7 7.61 8 9.24 14 10.28 5 6.1 6 6.7
10.[11] 10.45 [-0.85] H Kovalainen =3 4.39 10 10.71 - - - - - -
11.[12] 11.00 [-1.00] L Hamilton 2 3.89 1 2.59 - - - - - -
12.[10] 11.36 [+0.56] S Nakajima 18 15.11 22 19.00 - - - - - -
13. 12.09 [-0.21] R Kubica 5 5.83 6 7.00 9 8.83 - - - -
14.[15] 12.36 [-0.14] N Heidfeld 8 9.00 5 5.41 10 10.17 12 9.6 21 16.0
15.[14] 12.45 [+0.05] T Glock 11 11.11 - - - - - - 22 16.5
16. [-] 14.00 R Grosjean - - - - - - - - - -
17.[16] 14.10 N Piquet 14 13.50 - - - - - - - -
18.[17] 14.91 [+0.01] S Buemi - - - - - - - - - -
19.[18] 16.09 [-0.41] A Sutil 20 18.94 23 20.29 - - - - - -
20. 17.09 [-0.11] G Fisichella 19 18.33 11 10.82 3 5.61 3 5.7 17 12.3
21.[19] 17.11 S Bourdais 15 13.67 - - - - - - - -
22. 19.00 J Alguersauri - - - - - - - - - -
23. [-] 20.00 L Badoer
Average positions include all demotions such as engine/gearbox change penalties,
but not necessarily last-minute changes such as pitlane starts.


Average Team Starting Position 2009 - after Valencia, Qualifying #11

2009                       2008      2007      2006     2005      2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP
===========================================================================
1. 3.86 [+0.01] Brawn 9. 14.78 8. 14.47 4. 7.75 4. 8.5 3. 6.8 *
2. 4.77 [+0.17] Red Bull 6. 11.00 6. 11.21 8. 14.65 7. 11.2 6. 11.7 *
3. 8.76 [+0.39] Ferrari 1. 3.67 2. 3.88 2. 6.06 6. 9.4 1. 4.2
4. 9.45 [+0.25] Williams 8. 13.58 7. 12.65 7. 12.19 5. 9.3 2. 6.4
5. 10.73 [+0.03] Renault 5. 10.19 5. 10.82 1. 4.94 1. 4.8 4. 7.5
10.73 [-0.92] McLaren 2. 4.11 1. 2.88 3. 6.89 2. 6.6 5. 8.8
7. 11.00 [+0.45] Toyota 4. 9.36 4. 10.79 5. 10.11 3. 7.5 7. 11.8
8. 12.23 [-0.17] BMW-Sauber 3. 7.42 3. 6.18 6. 10.81 8. 11.9 8. 12.9 *
9. 16.18 [+0.08] T Rosso 7. 12.33 9. 16.21 9. 15.83 10. 17.5 10. 18.5 *
10. 16.59 [-0.26] F India 10. 18.61 11. 20.82 10. 18.06 9. 16.9 9. 16.4 *

* Red Bull = Jaguar (2004), Brawn = Honda (06-08) / BAR (04-05), BMW-Sauber = Sauber
(04-05), Force India = Spyker (07) / Midland (06) / Jordan (04-05), Toro Rosso =
Minardi (04-05)


Team-mates Head-to-Head 2009 - after Valencia, Qualifying #11

Team        Driver-1          Driver-2    Posn.
===============================================
Renault Alonso 9-1 Piquet +65
Alonso 1-0 Grosjean +6
[10-1 +71]
Williams    Rosberg      9-2  Nakajima     +42
Toyota Trulli 9-2 Glock +32
Red Bull Vettel 9-2 Webber +29
Toro Rosso Buemi 7-2 Bourdais +14
Buemi 2-0 Alguersuari +13
[9-2 +27]
Brawn       Button       7-4  Barrichello  +11
McLaren Hamilton 7-4 Kovalainen -7
BMW-Sauber Kubica 7-4 Heidfeld +3
F India     Fisichella   6-5  Sutil        -13
Ferrari     Räikkönen    5-4  Massa         +4
Räikkönen 1-0 Badoer +15
[6-4 +19]

Notes: "Posn." shows the advantage in qualifying positions to date. A positive number shows the driver on the
left has the advantage and a negative number the driver on the right.


2009 Grid Penalties

# GP   Driver           Qual  Penalty (reason)
===========================================================================
01 AUS Timo Glock 6th pit lane start (rear wing flexing)
01 AUS Jarno Trulli 8th pit lane start (rear wing flexing)
01 AUS Lewis Hamilton 15th 5-place penalty (changed gearbox)
02 MAL  Sebastian Vettel  3rd  10-place penalty (caused accident in AUS)
02 MAL R Barrichello 4th 5-place penalty (changed gearbox)
03 CHN  Timo Glock       14th  5-place penalty (changed gearbox)
04 BRN  Adrian Sutil     16th  3-place penalty (blocked Webber)
06 MON  Lewis Hamilton   16th  5-place penalty (changed gearbox)
09 GER  Timo Glock       19th  3-place penalty (blocked Alonso)


Appearances in Each Qualifying Session

Driver          Q-1  Q-2  Q-3
=============================
J Button 11 11 11
S Vettel 11 11 11
R Barrichello    11   11   10
N Rosberg 11 11 10
K Räikkönen 11 10 10
M Webber 11 10 10
F Alonso         11   11    9
J Trulli         11    9    7
F Massa          10    9    6*  HUN (0 laps)
T Glock          11    9    5
L Hamilton 11 8* 5 AUS (0 laps)
R Kubica 11 7 5
H Kovalainen     11   10    4
K Nakajima       11   10    3
N Piquet         10    6    1
S Buemi 11 4 1
A Sutil 11 4 1
N Heidfeld       11    9    0
S Bourdais 9 2 0
G Fisichella 11 1 0
S Grosjean 1 1 0
J Alguersauri 2 0 0
L Badoer 1 0 0

* Set no time in one or more sessions.


Best Qualifying Performances (Current Drivers)

Best in 2009     Best in  Best in   Best in   Best before 2006
Driver Posn.(#) GP(s) 2008 (#) 2007 (#) 2006 (#) Posn. (#) First - Last
=======================================================================================
J Button Pole (4) .... 9th (1) 6th (1) Pole (1) Pole (2) RSM 04 - CDN 05
S Vettel Pole (3) . . . Pole (1) 7th (1) --- ---
J Trulli Pole (1) BRN 2nd (1) 6th (1) 3rd (1) Pole (3) MON 04 - USA 05
M Webber Pole (1) GER 2nd (1) 5th (1) 2nd (1) 2nd (2) MAL 04 - ESP 05
F Alonso Pole (1) HUN 2nd (1) Pole (2) Pole (6) Pole (9) MAL 03 - CHN 05
L Hamilton Pole (1) EUR Pole (7) Pole (6) --- ---
R Barrichello  2nd  (3) . . .   9th  (1)  9th  (1)  3rd  (2)  Pole (13) BEL 94 - BRA 04
T Glock 2nd (1) BRN 5th (1) --- --- 16th (2) CDN 04 - CHN 04
K Räikkönen 2nd (1) MON Pole (2) Pole (3) Pole (3) Pole (8) Eur 03 - TUR 05
H Kovalainen 2nd (1) EUR Pole (1) 6th (2) --- ---
R Kubica 4th (1) AUS Pole (1) 4th (1) 6th (1) ---
N Rosberg 4th (1) MAL 5th (2) 4th (1) 3rd (1) ---
F Massa 4th (1) ESP Pole (6) Pole (6) Pole (3) 4th (3) AUT 02 - BRA 04
K Nakajima 5th (1) GBR 10th (1) 19th (1) --- ---
A Sutil 7th (1) GER 16th (1) 19th (3) --- ---
N Heidfeld 9th (1) AUS 5th (4) 2nd (1) 3rd (1) Pole (1) Eur 05
S Buemi 10th (2) CHN/HUN --- --- --- ---
N Piquet 10th (1) GER 7th (1) --- --- ---
G Fisichella   13th (1) MON     12th (1)  4th  (1)  Pole (1)  Pole  (2) AUT 98 - AUS 05
S Bourdais 14th (1) MON 4th (1) --- --- ---
R Grosjean 14th (1) EUR --- --- --- ---
J Alguersauri 19th (2) HUN/EUR --- --- --- ---
L Badoer 20th (1) EUR --- --- --- 12th (1) HUN 95


Personal Bests set at Valencia 2009

Posn. Career             In 2009
======================================
Pole L Hamilton (14) L Hamilton
2nd H Kovalainen
14th R Grosjean R Grosjean
19th J Alguersauri (2) J Alguersauri (2)
20th L Badoer


Most Pole Positions

1950-2002 (Top 25)                Since 2003 (Top 10)
========================= ========================
1 Ayrton Senna 65 1 Michael Schumacher 18 +
2 Michael Schumacher 50 + Fernando Alonso 18
3 Jim Clark 33 3 Kimi Räikkönen 16
Alain Prost 33 4 Felipe Massa 15
5 Nigel Mansell 32 5 Lewis Hamilton 14
6 Juan Manuel Fangio 29 6 Rubens Barrichello 7 +
7 Mika Häkkinen 26 Jenson Button 7
8 Niki Lauda 24 8 Ralf Schumacher 5 +
Nelson Piquet 24 9 Jarno Trulli 4
10 Damon Hill 20 Sebastian Vettel 4
11 Mario Andretti 18
René Arnoux 18
13 Jackie Stewart 17
14 Stirling Moss 16 + also achieved poles in other era
15 Alberto Ascari 14
Ronnie Peterson 14
James Hunt 14
18 Graham Hill 13
Jack Brabham 13
Jacky Ickx 13
Jacques Villeneuve 13
21 David Coulthard 12
Gerhard Berger 12
24 Jochen Rindt 10
Juan Pablo Montoya 10 +

Since 2003 we have had:

* Single lap qualifying (2003-05, except for AUS-MON 2005)
* Two single-lap sessions aggregated (AUS-MON 2005 only)
* Knockout, 3-period, race fuel (from EUR 2005)


The Record of Pole Position Holders at Valencia

Year  Time      Driver         Chassis         Rslt  Winner                Grd
==============================================================================
2008 1'38.989 F Massa Ferrari F2008 1st
2009 1'39.498 L Hamilton McLaren MP4/24 2nd Barrichello Brawn 3rd

Note: The Valencia grid has been decided on a three-period knockout system. The "pole
time" is no longer necessarily the fastest time set during qualifying.

There have been 2 Grands Prix at Valencia,
One was won from pole position (Massa in 2008),
and one was won from third (Barrichello in 2009)

Average grid position of winners = 2.000
 
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