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After Austria
Championship Standings:
Drivers
1 Lewis Hamilton 169
2 Nico Rosberg 159
3 Sebastian Vettel 120
4 Kimi Raikkonen 72
5 Valterri Bottas 67
6 Filipe Massa 62
7 Daniel Ricciardo 36
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13 Pastor Maldonado 12
14 Max Verstappen 10
15 Carlos Sainz 9
16 Marcus Ericsson 5
17 Jenson Button 4
18 Roberto Merhi 0
19 Will Stevens 0
20 Fernando Alonso 0

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2 Ferrari 192
3 Williams 129
4 Red Bull Racing 55
5 Force India 31
6 Lotus 29
7 Sauber 21
8 Toro Rosso 19
9 McLaren 4
10 Marussia 0
 
Brazilian GP: Barrichello on pole in wet qualifying

Vettel's title chances evaporate
Saturday, October 17, 2009

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Adrian Sutil (3rd), Rubens Barrichello (1st) and Mark Webber (2nd)
Heavy rain and treacherous track conditions caused hefty delays during qualifying at Interlagos on Saturday afternoon.

Vitantonio Liuzzi had a big accident after aquaplaning on the pit straight, but by far the biggest scalp of the session is Sebastian Vettel, whose slim title hopes are in tatters after failing to graduate through Q1.

"Obviously it's extremely disappointing.  That's life," said the German, but he was far less calm when he climbed out of his Red Bull having qualified 16th for a crucial race.

There were lengthy red-flag periods during the prolonged session, with the safety car regularly deployed to assess the slippery conditions.

Rubens Barrichello (1st)
At approaching 4pm, two hours after qualifying began, the medical car was still circulating to assess the track in hard driving rain.

Mark Webber appealed to the FIA's Charlie Whiting to "put his glasses on" and definitively end the session, and Jenson Button's father John said on British television BBC that pushing ahead is "ridiculous".

"I'm sorry for Vettel because I'm a racer too, but I'm happy for Jenson because it makes the job easier," said Button Snr, whose son now is on the cusp of securing the world championship on Sunday.

Results

Pos

Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:24.100 1:21.659 1:19.576
2. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:24.722 1:20.803 1:19.668
3. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:24.447 1:20.753 1:19.912
4. Trulli Toyota 1:24.621 1:20.635 1:20.097
5. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:23.047 1:21.378 1:20.168
6. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:24.591 1:20.701 1:20.250
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:22.828 1:20.368 1:20.326
8. Kubica BMW-Sauber 1:23.072 1:21.147 1:20.631
9. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:23.161 1:20.427 1:20.674
10. Alonso Renault 1:24.842 1:21.657 1:21.422
11. Kobayashi Toyota 1:24.335 1:21.960 -
12. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:24.773 1:22.231 -
13. Grosjean Renault 1:24.394 1:22.477 -
14. Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:24.297 1:22.504 -
15. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:24.645 - -
16. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:25.009 - -
17. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.052 - -
18. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.192 - -
19. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 1:25.515 - -
20. Fisichella Ferrari 1:40.703 - -

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