Qualifying Statistics #3 - Shanghai

Average Starting Position 2009 - after Shanghai, Qualifying #3


2009 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP Pos ASP
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1. 2.33 [+1.33] J Button 16 14.72 14 13.94 3 7.78 4 5.9 3 5.5
2.[=3] 4.67 [-0.33] R Barrichello 17 14.83 16 15.00 6 7.61 13 10.5 2 4.6
3. [2] 5.33 [+0.83] N Rosberg 12 12.11 9 9.88 12 13.33 - - - -
[5] 5.33 [-1.17] M Webber 9 9.17 7 9.06 7 11.06 8 8.0 13 9.7
5. [7] 5.67 [-2.33] S Vettel 10 11.00 15 14.38 - - - - - -
6.[=8] 7.00 [-2.50] F Alonso 6 6.89 2 3.18 1 4.28 1 4.0 7 7.6
7. [6] 7.33 [+0.33] K Räikkönen =3 4.39 3 3.53 4 5.83 2 5.7 9 8.2
8.[=3] 9.00 [+4.00] R Kubica 5 5.83 6 7.00 9 8.83 - - - -
[10] 9.00 [-1.50] J Trulli 7 7.61 8 9.24 14 10.28 5 6.1 6 6.7
10.[=8] 10.00 [+0.50] N Heidfeld 8 9.00 5 5.41 10 10.17 12 9.6 21 16.0
11[=11] 11.67 [+0.67] F Massa 1 2.94 4 4.24 2 6.67 17 11.9 18 13.5
12[=11] 12.00 [+1.00] S Nakajima 18 15.11 22 19.00 - - - - - -
13.[14] 12.67 [-0.33] H Kovalainen =3 4.39 10 10.71 - - - - - -
14.[15] 13.00 [-2.00] L Hamilton 2 3.89 1 2.59 - - - - - -
15.[13] 14.00 [+2.50] T Glock 11 11.11 - - - - - - 22 16.5
16[=18] 14.33 [-2.17] S Buemi - - - - - - - - - -
17.[16] 15.67 [+0.17] N Piquet 14 13.50 - - - - - - - -
[17] 15.67 [-0.33] S Bourdais 15 13.67 - - - - - - - -
19[=18] 17.67 [+1.17] G Fisichella 19 18.33 11 10.82 3 5.61 3 5.7 17 12.3
[20] 17.67 [+0.17] 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 Shanghai, Qualifying #3

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP
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1. 3.50 [+0.50] Brawn 9. 14.78 8. 14.47 4. 7.75 4. 8.5 3. 6.8 *
2. 5.50 [-1.75] Red Bull 6. 11.00 6. 11.21 8. 14.65 7. 11.2 6. 11.7 *
3. 8.67 [+0.67] Williams 8. 13.58 7. 12.65 7. 12.19 5. 9.3 2. 6.4
4. 9.50 [+2.25] BMW-Sauber 3. 7.42 3. 6.18 6. 10.81 8. 11.9 8. 12.9 *
9.50 [+0.50] Ferrari 1. 3.67 2. 3.88 2. 6.06 6. 9.4 1. 4.2
6. 10.83 [-0.92] Renault 5. 10.19 5. 10.82 1. 4.94 1. 4.8 4. 7.5
7. 11.50 [-8.00] Toyota 4. 9.36 4. 10.79 5. 10.11 3. 7.5 7. 11.8
8. 12.83 [-1.17] McLaren 2. 4.11 1. 2.88 3. 6.89 2. 6.6 5. 8.8
9. 15.00 T Rosso 7. 12.33 9. 16.21 9. 15.83 10. 17.5 10. 18.5 *
10. 17.67 [+0.67] 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 Shanghai, Qualifying #3

Team Driver-1 Driver-2 Posn.
===============================================
Renault Alonso 3-0 Piquet +26
Williams Rosberg 3-0 Nakajima +20
Toyota Trulli 3-0 Glock +15
Ferrari Räikkönen 2-1 Massa +13
Brawn Button 2-1 Barrichello +7
Toro Rosso Buemi 2-1 Bourdais -4
BMW-Sauber Kubica 2-1 Heidfeld +3
McLaren Hamilton 2-1 Kovalainen -1
Red Bull Vettel 2-1 Webber -1
F India Fisichella 2-1 Sutil 0

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)
03 CHN Timo Glock 14th 5-place penalty (changed gearbox)

Appearances in Each Qualifying Session

Q-1 Q-2 Q-3
=============================
J Button 3 3 3
R Barrichello 3 3 3
S Vettel 3 3 3
N Rosberg 3 3 3
J Trulli 3 3 3
K Räikkönen 3 3 3
M Webber 3 3 3
T Glock 3 3 2
F Alonso 3 3 2
R Kubica 3 2 2
L Hamilton 3 3* 1 AUS (0 laps)
F Massa 3 2 1
S Buemi 3 1 1
N Heidfeld 3 3 0
H Kovalainen 3 3 0
K Nakajima 3 3 0
S Bourdais 3 1 0
N Piquet 3 0 0
G Fisichella 3 0 0
A Sutil 3 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
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J Button Pole (2) AUS/MAL 9th (1) 6th (1) Pole (1) Pole (2) RSM 04 - CDN 05
S Vettel Pole (1) CHN Pole (1) 7th (1) --- ---
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
F Alonso 2nd (1) CHN 2nd (1) Pole (2) Pole (6) Pole (9) MAL 03 - CHN 05
T Glock 3rd (1) MAL 5th (1) --- --- 16th (2) CDN 04 - CHN 04
M Webber 3rd (1) CHN 2nd (1) 5th (1) 2nd (1) 2nd (2) MAL 04 - ESP 05
R Kubica 4th (1) AUS Pole (1) 4th (1) 6th (1) ---
N Rosberg 4th (1) MAL 5th (2) 4th (1) 3rd (1) ---
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
L Hamilton 9th (1) CHN Pole (7) Pole (6) --- ---
S Buemi 10th (1) CHN --- --- --- ---
K Nakajima 11th (2) AUS/MAL 10th (1) 19th (1) --- ---
H Kovalainen 12th (2) AUS/CHN Pole (1) 6th (2) --- ---
N Piquet 14th (1) AUS 7th (1) --- --- ---
S Bourdais 15th (2) MAL/CHN 4th (1) --- --- ---
G Fisichella 15th (1) AUS 12th (1) 4th (1) Pole (1) Pole (2) AUT 98 - AUS 05
A Sutil 16th (1) AUS 16th (1) 19th (3) --- ---


Personal Bests set at Shanghai 2009

Career In 2009
===================================
Pole S Vettel (2) S Vettel
2nd F Alonso
3rd M Webber
9th L Hamilton
10th S Buemi S Buemi
12th H Kovalainen (2)
15th S Bourdais (2)


Most Pole Positions

1950-2002 (Top 25) Since 2003 (Top 10)
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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 Record of Pole Position Holders at Shanghai

Year Time Driver Chassis Rslt Winner Grid
====================================================================
2004 1'34.012 R Barrichello Ferrari F2004 1st
2005 1'34.080 F Alonso Renault R25 1st
2006 1'44.360 F Alonso Renault R26 2nd M Schumacher 6th
2007 1'35.908 L Hamilton McLaren MP4/22 DNF Räikkönen 2nd
2008 1'36.303 L Hamilton McLaren MP4/23 1st
2009 1'36.184 S Vettel Red Bull RB5 1st

There have been six Grands Prix at Shanghai,
four have been won from pole position (last was Vettel in 2009),
one has been won from second (Räikkönen in 2007),
and one has been won from sixth (M Schumacher in 2006).

Average grid position of winners = 2.000.

Note: Since 2006 the grid has been decided on a three-period knockout system.
The "pole time" is no longer necessarily the fastest time set during qualifying.
 
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