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04/25/09
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Toyotas not extremely light in Bahrain
(GMM)  The Toyotas are not much lighter on fuel than their direct rivals for victory in Sunday's Bahrain grand prix.

When the FIA published the weights of the cars after qualifying at the Sakhir circuit, it emerged that pole sitter Jarno Trulli was among the lightest cars.

But his teammate and fellow front row sitter Timo Glock was even lighter, and both TF109s were only a handful of kilograms away from the starting weights of the previously dominant Brawns.

Sebastian Vettel's third placed Red Bull, meanwhile, is carrying just 10 kilograms more fuel than Trulli, meaning that it is not clear if the difference is enough to differentiate a two or three stop strategy.

"We already saw yesterday that our pace over one lap and our consistency over long runs has been good," said Toyota's chassis boss Pascal Vasselon.

Below is the weight of each car following qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, sorted by qualifying position.

Pos

Driver Team Weight (kg)
1. Trulli Toyota 648.5
2. Glock Toyota 643.0
3. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 659.0
4. Button Brawn-Mercedes 652.5
5. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 652.5
6. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 649.0
7. Alonso Renault 650.5
8. Massa Ferrari 664.5
9. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 670.5
10. Raikkonen Ferrari 671.5
11. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 678.5
12. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 680.9
13. Kubica BMW-Sauber 698.6
14. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 696.3
15. Piquet Renault 677.6
16. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 679.0
17. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 678.5
18. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 652.0
19. Webber Red Bull-Renault 656.0
20. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 667.5

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