Qualifying Statistics #4 - Sakhir

Average Starting Position 2009 - after Sakhir, Qualifying #4

2009     2009                        2008     2007     2006     2005    2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP Pos ASP
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1. 2.75 [+0.42] J Button 16 14.72 14 13.94 3 7.78 4 5.9 3 5.5
2. 5.00 [+0.33] R Barrichello 17 14.83 16 15.00 6 7.61 13 10.5 2 4.6
[5] 5.00 [-0.67] S Vettel 10 11.00 15 14.38 - - - - - -
4.[=3] 6.25 [+0.92] N Rosberg 12 12.11 9 9.88 12 13.33 - - - -
5. [6] 7.00 F Alonso 6 6.89 2 3.18 1 4.28 1 4.0 7 7.6
[=8] 7.00 [-2.00] J Trulli 7 7.61 8 9.24 14 10.28 5 6.1 6 6.7
7. 8.00 [+0.67] K Räikkönen =3 4.39 3 3.53 4 5.83 2 5.7 9 8.2
8.[=3] 8.50 [+3.17] M Webber 9 9.17 7 9.06 7 11.06 8 8.0 13 9.7
9.[=8] 10.00 [+1.00] R Kubica 5 5.83 6 7.00 9 8.83 - - - -
10.[11] 10.75 [-0.92] F Massa 1 2.94 4 4.24 2 6.67 17 11.9 18 13.5
11.[10] 11.00 [+1.00] N Heidfeld 8 9.00 5 5.41 10 10.17 12 9.6 21 16.0
[14] 11.00 [-2.00] L Hamilton 2 3.89 1 2.59 - - - - - -
[15] 11.00 [-3.00] T Glock 11 11.11 - - - - - - 22 16.5
14.[12] 12.00 S Nakajima 18 15.11 22 19.00 - - - - - -
15.[13] 12.25 [-0.42] H Kovalainen =3 4.39 10 10.71 - - - - - -
16. 14.75 [+0.42] S Buemi - - - - - - - - - -
17[=17] 15.50 [-0.17] N Piquet 14 13.50 - - - - - - - -
18[=17] 16.75 [+1.08] S Bourdais 15 13.67 - - - - - - - -
19[=19] 17.50 [-0.17] G Fisichella 19 18.33 11 10.82 3 5.61 3 5.7 17 12.3
20[=19] 18.00 [+0.33] 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 Sakhir, Qualifying #4

2009                       2008      2007      2006     2005      2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP
===========================================================================
1. 3.88 [+0.38] Brawn 9. 14.78 8. 14.47 4. 7.75 4. 8.5 3. 6.8 *
2. 6.75 [+1.25] Red Bull 6. 11.00 6. 11.21 8. 14.65 7. 11.2 6. 11.7 *
3. 9.00 [-2.50] Toyota 4. 9.36 4. 10.79 5. 10.11 3. 7.5 7. 11.8
4. 9.13 [+0.46] Williams 8. 13.58 7. 12.65 7. 12.19 5. 9.3 2. 6.4
5. 9.38 [-0.12] Ferrari 1. 3.67 2. 3.88 2. 6.06 6. 9.4 1. 4.2
6. 10.50 [+1.00] BMW-Sauber 3. 7.42 3. 6.18 6. 10.81 8. 11.9 8. 12.9 *
7. 10.88 [+0.05] Renault 5. 10.19 5. 10.82 1. 4.94 1. 4.8 4. 7.5
8. 11.63 [-1.20] McLaren 2. 4.11 1. 2.88 3. 6.89 2. 6.6 5. 8.8
9. 15.75 [+0.75] T Rosso 7. 12.33 9. 16.21 9. 15.83 10. 17.5 10. 18.5 *
10. 17.75 [+0.08] 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 Sakhir, Qualifying #4

Team        Driver-1          Driver-2    Posn.
===============================================
Renault Alonso 4-0 Piquet +34
Williams Rosberg 4-0 Nakajima +23
Toyota Trulli 4-0 Glock +16
Red Bull    Vettel       3-1  Webber       +14
Brawn Button 3-1 Barrichello +9
Toro Rosso Buemi 3-1 Bourdais +8
McLaren Hamilton 3-1 Kovalainen +5
BMW-Sauber Kubica 3-1 Heidfeld +4
F India Fisichella 3-1 Sutil +2
Ferrari     Räikkönen    2-2  Massa        +11
Note: "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)
04 BRN  Adrian Sutil     16th  3-place penalty (blocked Webber)


Appearances in Each Qualifying Session

Driver           Q-1  Q-2  Q-3
==============================
J Button 4 4 4
R Barrichello 4 4 4
S Vettel 4 4 4
N Rosberg 4 4 4
J Trulli 4 4 4
K Räikkönen 4 4 4
T Glock           4    4    3
F Alonso 4 4 3
M Webber 4 3 3
L Hamilton        4    4*   2   AUS (0 laps)
R Kubica 4 3 2
F Massa 4 3 2
S Buemi           4    1    1
N Heidfeld        4    4    0
H Kovalainen 4 4 0
K Nakajima 4 4 0
S Bourdais 4 1 0
N Piquet 4 1 0
G Fisichella 4 0 0
A Sutil 4 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
S Vettel Pole (1) CHN Pole (1) 7th (1) --- ---
J Trulli Pole (1) BRN 2nd (1) 6th (1) 3rd (1) Pole (3) MON 04 - USA 05
R Barrichello  2nd  (1) AUS     9th  (1)  9th  (1)  3rd  (2)  Pole (13) BEL 94 - BRA 04
F Alonso 2nd (1) CHN 2nd (1) Pole (2) Pole (6) Pole (9) MAL 03 - CHN 05
T Glock 2nd (1) BRN 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) ---
L Hamilton 5th (1) BRN Pole (7) Pole (6) --- ---
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
S Buemi        10th (1) CHN     ---       ---       ---       ---
K Nakajima 11th (2) AUS/MAL 10th (1) 19th (1) --- ---
H Kovalainen 11th (1) BRN 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) --- ---[/size]


Personal Bests set at Sakhir 2009

In Career       In 2009
===================================
Pole J Trulli
2nd T Glock T Glock
3rd M Webber
5th L Hamilton
11th H Kovalainen


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 Jarno Trulli 4
10 Damon Hill 20 10 Juan Pablo Montoya 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 Sakhir

Year  Time      Driver        Chassis         Rslt Winner       Grid
====================================================================
2004 1'30.139 M Schumacher Ferrari F2004 1st
2005 [3'01.902] F Alonso Renault R25 1st
2006 1'31.321 M Schumacher Ferrari 248 F1 2nd Alonso 4th
2007 1'32.652 F Massa Ferrari F2007 1st
2008 1'33.096 R Kubica BMW Sauber F1.08 3rd Massa 2nd
2009 1'33.431 J Trulli Toyota TF109 3rd Button 4th
Note: In 2004 the grid was decided on "single lap" qualifying; 2005 was
two-session/aggregate. Since 2006 it 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 six Grands Prix at Sakhir - three were won from pole position,
one from 2nd, and two from fourth.

Average grid position of winners = 2.167.
 
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