Qualifying Statistics #2 - Sepang

Average Starting Position 2009 - after Sepang, Qualifying #2

2009     2009                        2008     2007     2006     2005    2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP Pos ASP
==============================================================================
1. 1.00 J Button 16 14.72 14 13.94 3 7.78 4 5.9 3 5.5
2. [5] 4.50 [-0.50] N Rosberg 12 12.11 9 9.88 12 13.33 - - - -
3. [2] 5.00 [+3.00] R Barrichello 17 14.83 16 15.00 6 7.61 13 10.5 2 4.6
[4] 5.00 [+1.00] R Kubica 5 5.83 6 7.00 9 8.83 - - - -
5. [8] 6.50 [-1.50] M Webber 9 9.17 7 9.06 7 11.06 8 8.0 13 9.7
6. [7] 7.00 K Räikkönen =3 4.39 3 3.53 4 5.83 2 5.7 9 8.2
7. [3] 8.00 [+5.00] S Vettel 10 11.00 15 14.38 - - - - - -
8. [9] 9.50 [+0.50] N Heidfeld 8 9.00 5 5.41 10 10.17 12 9.6 21 16.0
[10] 9.50 [-0.50] F Alonso 6 6.89 2 3.18 1 4.28 1 4.0 7 7.6
10.[19] 10.50 [-8.50] J Trulli 7 7.61 8 9.24 14 10.28 5 6.1 6 6.7
11. [6] 11.00 [+5.00] F Massa 1 2.94 4 4.24 2 6.67 17 11.9 18 13.5
[11] 11.00 S Nakajima 18 15.11 22 19.00 - - - - - -
13.[20] 11.50 [-8.50] T Glock 11 11.11 - - - - - - 22 16.5
14.[12] 13.00 [+1.00] H Kovalainen =3 4.39 10 10.71 - - - - - -
15.[18] 15.00 [-3.00] L Hamilton 2 3.89 1 2.59 - - - - - -
16.[14] 15.50 [+1.50] N Piquet 14 13.50 - - - - - - - -
17. 16.00 [-1.00] S Bourdais 15 13.67 - - - - - - - -
18.[13] 16.50 [+3.50] S Buemi - - - - - - - - - -
[15] 16.50 [+1.50] G Fisichella 19 18.33 11 10.82 3 5.61 3 5.7 17 12.3
20.[16] 17.50 [+1.50] A Sutil 20 18.94 23 20.29 - - - - - -

Average positions include all demotions such as engine/gearbox change penalties,
but not last-minute changes such as pitlane starts.


Average Team Starting Position 2009 - after Sepang, Qualifying #2

2009                       2008      2007      2006     2005      2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP
===========================================================================
1. 3.00 [+1.50] Brawn 9. 14.78 8. 14.47 4. 7.75 4. 8.5 3. 6.8 *
2. 7.25 [+1.75] Red Bull 6. 11.00 6. 11.21 8. 14.65 7. 11.2 6. 11.7 *
7.25 [+0.75] BMW-Sauber 3. 7.42 3. 6.18 6. 10.81 8. 11.9 8. 12.9 *
4. 8.00 [-0.25] Williams 8. 13.58 7. 12.65 7. 12.19 5. 9.3 2. 6.4
5. 9.00 [+2.50] Ferrari 1. 3.67 2. 3.88 2. 6.06 6. 9.4 1. 4.2
6. 11.75 [-0.25] Renault 5. 10.19 5. 10.82 1. 4.94 1. 4.8 4. 7.5
7. 14.00 [-1.00] McLaren 2. 4.11 1. 2.88 3. 6.89 2. 6.6 5. 8.8
8. 15.00 [+1.25] T Rosso 7. 12.33 9. 16.21 9. 15.83 10. 17.5 10. 18.5 *
9. 17.00 [+1.50] F India 10. 18.61 11. 20.82 10. 18.06 9. 16.9 9. 16.4 *
10. 19.50 [-8.50] Toyota 4. 9.36 4. 10.79 5. 10.11 3. 7.5 7. 11.8

* 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 Sepang, Qualifying #2

Team        Driver-1          Driver-2    Posn.
===============================================
Williams Rosberg 2-0 Nakajima +13
Renault Alonso 2-0 Piquet +12
BMW-Sauber Kubica 2-0 Heidfeld +9
Brawn Button 2-0 Barrichello +8
F India Fisichella 2-0 Sutil +2
Toyota Trulli 2-0 Glock +2
Ferrari     Räikkönen    1-1  Massa         +8
McLaren Kovalainen 1-1 Hamilton +4
Red Bull Webber 1-1 Vettel +3
Toro Rosso Bourdais 1-1 Buemi +1

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

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)


Appearances in Each Qualifying Session

Q-1  Q-2  Q-3
=============================
J Button 2 2 2
R Barrichello 2 2 2
S Vettel 2 2 2
R Kubica 2 2 2
N Rosberg 2 2 2
T Glock 2 2 2
J Trulli 2 2 2
K Räikkönen 2 2 2
M Webber 2 2 2
F Alonso          2    2    1
F Massa 2 1 1
L Hamilton        2    2*   0   AUS (0 laps)
N Heidfeld 2 2 0
H Kovalainen 2 2 0
K Nakajima 2 2 0
S Bourdais        2    1    0
S Buemi           2    0    0
N Piquet 2 0 0
G Fisichella 2 0 0
A Sutil 2 0 0

* Set no time in one or more sessions.


Best Qualifying Performances (Current Drivers)

[size=1]Best in 2009     Best in  Best in   Best in   Best before 2006
Driver Posn.(#) GP(s) 2008 (#) 2007 (#) 2006 (#) Posn. (#) First - Last
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J Button Pole (2) AUS/MAL 9th (1) 6th (1) Pole (1) Pole (2) RSM 04 - CDN 05
R Barrichello 2nd (1) AUS 9th (1) 9th (1) 3rd (2) Pole (13) BEL 94 - BRA 04
J Trulli 2nd (1) MAL 2nd (1) 6th (1) 3rd (1) Pole (3) MON 04 - USA 05
S Vettel 3rd (1) AUS Pole (1) 7th (1) --- ---
T Glock 3rd (1) MAL 5th (1) --- --- 16th (2) CDN 04 - CHN 04
R Kubica 4th (1) AUS Pole (1) 4th (1) 6th (1) ---
N Rosberg 4th (1) MAL 5th (2) 4th (1) 3rd (1) ---
M Webber 5th (1) MAL 2nd (1) 5th (1) 2nd (1) 2nd (2) MAL 04 - ESP 05
F Massa 6th (1) AUS Pole (6) Pole (6) Pole (3) 4th (3) AUT 02 - BRA 04
K Räikkönen 7th (2) AUS/MAL Pole (2) Pole (3) Pole (3) Pole (8) Eur 03 - TUR 05
N Heidfeld 9th (1) AUS 5th (4) 2nd (1) 3rd (1) Pole (1) Eur 05
F Alonso 9th (1) MAL 2nd (1) Pole (2) Pole (6) Pole (9) MAL 03 - CHN 05
K Nakajima     11th (2) AUS/MAL 10th (1)  19th (1)  ---       ---
H Kovalainen 12th (1) AUS Pole (1) 6th (2) --- ---
L Hamilton 12th (1) MAL Pole (7) Pole (6) --- ---
S Buemi 13th (1) AUS --- --- --- ---
N Piquet 14th (1) AUS 7th (1) --- --- ---
G Fisichella 15th (1) AUS 12th (1) 4th (1) Pole (1) Pole (2) AUT 98 - AUS 05
S Bourdais 15th (1) MAL 4th (1) --- --- ---
A Sutil 16th (1) AUS 16th (1) 19th (3) --- ---
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Personal Bests set at Sepang 2009

Career       2009
===============================
Pole J Button (5) J Button (2)
2nd J Trulli
3rd T Glock T Glock
4th N Rosberg
5th M Webber
7th K Räikkönen (2)
9th F Alonso
11th K Nakajima (2)
12th L Hamilton
15th S Bourdais


Most Pole Positions

1950-2002 (Top 25)                Since 2003 (Top 10)
========================= ========================
1 Ayrton Senna 65 1 Michael Schumacher 18 +
2 Michael Schumacher 50 + 2 Fernando Alonso 17
3 Jim Clark 33 3 Kimi Räikkönen 16
Alain Prost 33 4 Felipe Massa 15
5 Nigel Mansell 32 5 Lewis Hamilton 13
6 Juan Manuel Fangio 29 6 Rubens Barrichello 7 +
7 Mika Häkkinen 26 7 Ralf Schumacher 5 +
8 Niki Lauda 24 Jenson Button 5
Nelson Piquet 24 9 Juan Pablo Montoya 3 +
10 Damon Hill 20 Jarno Trulli 3
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 Recent Record of Pole Position Holders at Sepang

Year  Time      Driver        Chassis         Rslt Winner       Grd
====================================================================
2000 1'37.397 M Schumacher Ferrari F1-2000 1st
2001 1'35.220 M Schumacher Ferrari F2001 1st
2002 1'35.266 M Schumacher Ferrari F2001 3rd R Schumacher 4th
2003 1'37.044 F Alonso Renault R23 3rd Räikkönen 7th
2004 1'33.074 M Schumacher Ferrari F2004 1st
2005 [3'07.672] F Alonso Renault R25 1st
2006 1'33.840 G Fisichella Renault R26 1st
2007 1'35.043 F Massa Ferrari F2007 5th Alonso 2nd
2008 1'35.748 F Massa Ferrari F2008 DNF Räikkönen 2nd
2009 1'35.181 J Button Brawn BGP 001 1st

Note: 2003-04 was decided on "single lap"; 2005 was two-session/aggregate;
2006-09 knockout/3-periods.

There have been 11 previous Grands Prix at Sepang,
six have been won from pole position (most recent was Button in 2009),
three have been won from second (Räikkönen in 2008),
one has been won from fourth (R Schumacher in 2002),
and one from seventh (Räikkönen in 2003).

Average starting position of winners = 2.091.
 
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