Qualifying Statistics #9 - the Nürburgring

Average Starting Position 2009 - after Nürburgring, Qualifying #9

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2009 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP Pos ASP
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1. 2.67 [+0.04] J Button 16 14.72 14 13.94 3 7.78 4 5.9 3 5.5
2. 3.56 [+0.06] S Vettel 10 11.00 15 14.38 - - - - - -
3. 3.67 [-0.21] R Barrichello 17 14.83 16 15.00 6 7.61 13 10.5 2 4.6
4. 6.11 [-0.64] M Webber 9 9.17 7 9.06 7 11.06 8 8.0 13 9.7
5. 7.89 [+0.89] N Rosberg 12 12.11 9 9.88 12 13.33 - - - -
6. [8] 8.22 [+0.09] K Räikkönen =3 4.39 3 3.53 4 5.83 2 5.7 9 8.2
7. 8.33 [+0.45] F Alonso 6 6.89 2 3.18 1 4.28 1 4.0 7 7.6
8. [6] 8.44 [+0.69] J Trulli 7 7.61 8 9.24 14 10.28 5 6.1 6 6.7
9. 8.67 [-0.08] F Massa 1 2.94 4 4.24 2 6.67 17 11.9 18 13.5
10. 11.00 [+0.25] S Nakajima 18 15.11 22 19.00 - - - - - -
11. 11.67 [+0.54] R Kubica 5 5.83 6 7.00 9 8.83 - - - -
12.[14] 11.89 [-0.74] H Kovalainen =3 4.39 10 10.71 - - - - - -
13. 12.22 [-0.16] N Heidfeld 8 9.00 5 5.41 10 10.17 12 9.6 21 16.0
14.[12] 12.33 [+0.95] T Glock 11 11.11 - - - - - - 22 16.5
15. 12.89 [-1.11] L Hamilton 2 3.89 1 2.59 - - - - - -
16. 14.11 [-0.52] N Piquet 14 13.50 - - - - - - - -
17. 15.44 [+0.06] S Buemi - - - - - - - - - -
18.[20] 16.44 [-0.94] A Sutil 20 18.94 23 20.29 - - - - - -
19.[18] 17.11 [+0.23] S Bourdais 15 13.67 - - - - - - - -
20.[19] 17.33 [+0.08] G Fisichella 19 18.33 11 10.82 3 5.61 3 5.7 17 12.3
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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 Nürburgring, Qualifying #9

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2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos. ASP Pos ASP
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1. 3.17 [-0.08] Brawn 9. 14.78 8. 14.47 4. 7.75 4. 8.5 3. 6.8 *
2. 4.83 [-0.30] Red Bull 6. 11.00 6. 11.21 8. 14.65 7. 11.2 6. 11.7 *
3. 8.44 Ferrari 1. 3.67 2. 3.88 2. 6.06 6. 9.4 1. 4.2
4. 9.44 [+0.56] Williams 8. 13.58 7. 12.65 7. 12.19 5. 9.3 2. 6.4
5. 10.39 [+0.83] Toyota 4. 9.36 4. 10.79 5. 10.11 3. 7.5 7. 11.8
6. 11.06 Renault 5. 10.19 5. 10.82 1. 4.94 1. 4.8 4. 7.5
7. 11.94 [+0.19] BMW-Sauber 3. 7.42 3. 6.18 6. 10.81 8. 11.9 8. 12.9 *
8. 12.39 [-0.92] McLaren 2. 4.11 1. 2.88 3. 6.89 2. 6.6 5. 8.8
9. 16.28 [+0.15] T Rosso 7. 12.33 9. 16.21 9. 15.83 10. 17.5 10. 18.5 *
10. 16.89 [-0.42] F India 10. 18.61 11. 20.82 10. 18.06 9. 16.9 9. 16.4 *
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* 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 Nürburgring, Qualifying #9

Team        Driver-1          Driver-2    Posn.
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Renault Alonso 8-1 Piquet +52
Toyota Trulli 8-1 Glock +35
Williams    Rosberg      7-2  Nakajima     +28
Red Bull Vettel 7-2 Webber +23
Toro Rosso Buemi 7-2 Bourdais +14
Brawn       Button       6-3  Barrichello   +9
BMW-Sauber Kubica 6-3 Heidfeld +5
F India     Fisichella   5-4  Sutil        -10
McLaren Hamilton 5-4 Kovalainen -10
Ferrari Räikkönen 5-4 Massa +4

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)
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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
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J Button 9 9 9
R Barrichello 9 9 9
S Vettel 9 9 9
N Rosberg         9    9    8
K Räikkönen 9 8 8
M Webber 9 8 8
F Alonso          9    9    7
J Trulli 9 8 7
F Massa           9    8    6
T Glock           9    7    5
R Kubica          9    6    4
L Hamilton        9    6*   3   AUS (0 laps)
K Nakajima        9    9    2
H Kovalainen 9 8 2
N Piquet          9    5    1
S Buemi 9 3 1
A Sutil 9 3 1
N Heidfeld        9    8    0
S Bourdais 9 2 0
G Fisichella 9 1 0
* Set no time in one or more sessions.


Best Qualifying Performances (Current Drivers)

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Driver Best in 2009 Best in Best in Best in Best before 2006
. Posn.(#) GP(s) 2008 (#) 2007 (#) 2006 (#) Posn. (#) First - Last
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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
R Barrichello  2nd  (3) . . .   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
K Räikkönen 2nd (1) MON Pole (2) Pole (3) Pole (3) Pole (8) Eur 03 - TUR 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 4th (1) ESP Pole (6) Pole (6) Pole (3) 4th (3) AUT 02 - BRA 04
L Hamilton 5th (2) BRN/GER Pole (7) Pole (6) --- ---
K Nakajima 5th (1) GBR 10th (1) 19th (1) --- ---
H Kovalainen 6th (1) GER Pole (1) 6th (2) --- ---
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 (1) CHN --- --- --- ---
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) --- --- ---
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Personal Bests set at Nürburgring 2009

Pos.  Career          In 2009
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Pole M Webber M Webber
2nd R Barrichello (3)
5th L Hamilton (2)
6th H Kovalainen
7th A Sutil A Sutil


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 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 Recent Record of Pole Position Holders at the Nürburgring

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Year Time Driver Chassis Rslt Winner Grd
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1999 1'19.910 H-H Frentzen Jordan 199 DNF Herbert Stewart 14th
2000 1'17.529 D Coulthard McLaren MP4/15 3rd M Schumacher Ferrari 2nd
2001 1'14.960 M Schumacher Ferrari F2001 1st
----
2002 1'29.906 JP Montoya Williams FW24B DNF Barrichello Ferrari 4th
----
2003 1'31.523 K Räikkönen McLaren MP4/17D DNF R Schumacher Williams 3rd
2004 1'28.351 M Schumacher Ferrari F2004 1st
2005 1'30.197 N Heidfeld Williams FW27 2nd Alonso Renault 6th
2006 1'29.819 F Alonso Renault R26 2nd M Schumacher Ferrari 2nd
2007 1'31.450 K Räikkönen Ferrari F2007 DNF Alonso McLaren 2nd
2009 1'32.230 M Webber Red Bull RB5 1st
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---- Indicates changes in track length and/or layout.

Note: In 2007 this race was named the European GP.

Note: 2003-05 was decided on “single lap”. 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.

There have been 15 GPs at the new Nürburgring,
only three have been won from pole (last by Webber in 2009),
five have been won from second (Alonso in 2007),
three have been won from third (Ralf in 2003),
one has been won from fourth (Rubens in 2002),
one from sixth (Alonso in 2005),
one from eighth (Alboreto in 1985 [German GP]),
and one from 14th (Herbert in 1999).

Average Starting Position of race winner = 3.600.
 
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