Alonso has lightest car for China GP (GMM) Fernando Alonso has the lightest car on the grid for Sunday's Chinese grand prix.
The Spaniard, but not his teammate Nelson Piquet, was fitted with a 'double diffuser' for qualifying, and he said qualifying on the front row was "unbelievable".
But when the FIA published the car weights on Saturday evening, it emerged that Alonso's car has just 32 kilograms of fuel on board -- more than 20 kilos less than the Brawns.
The Red Bulls are also quite light: pole sitter Sebastian Vettel is just 8kg heavier than Alonso's car, while Mark Webber is carrying two additional kilos than his teammate.
Though Button and Barrichello again led the way in Q1, the fact that they trailed Red Bull rivals Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber in the low-fuel Q2 session – the first time over the course of the weekend when everyone’s true pace really becomes apparent – was perhaps a warning sign that this time they would not be having things quite all their own way.
Ranking By Weight 1 . F. Alonso - Renault R29 - 637.0 2 . S. Vettel - Red Bull Renault RB5 - 644.0 3 . M. Webber - Red Bull Renault RB5 - 646.5 4 . A. Sutil - Force India Mercedes VJM02 - 648.0 * 5 . N. Rosberg - Williams Toyota FW31 - 650.5 6 . T. Glock - Toyota TF109 - 652.0 * 7 . J. Button - Brawn Mercedes BGP 001 - 659.0 8 . R. Kubica - BMW Sauber F1.09 - 659.0 * 9 . R. Barrichello - Brawn Mercedes BGP 001 - 661.0 10 . J. Trulli - Toyota TF109 - 664.5 11 . S. Buemi - Toro Rosso Ferrari STR4 - 673.0 12 . K. Raikkonen - Ferrari F60 - 673.5 13 . L. Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes MP4-24 - 679.0 14 . N. Heidfeld - BMW Sauber F1.09 - 679.0 * 15 . G. Fisichella - Force India Mercedes VJM02 - 679.5 * 16 . K. Nakajima - Williams Toyota FW31 - 682.7 * 17 . S. Bourdais - Toro Rosso Ferrari STR4 - 690.0 * 18 . F. Massa - Ferrari F60 - 690.0 * 19 . H. Kovalainen - McLaren Mercedes MP4-24 - 697.0 * 20 . N. Piquet - Renault R29 - 697.9 *
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