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06/06/09
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Pole sitter Vettel lighter than Brawns  (GMM)  As per Ross Brawn's prediction, pole sitter Sebastian Vettel is running slighter lighter than the Brawns ahead of Sunday's Turkish grand prix.

"We're (going to stop) on lap 17 -- if Vettel and Mark Webber are longer than that they have a strategic advantage, if not we do," Brawn told the BBC after qualifying, when Vettel narrowly outpaced the Mercedes-powered BGP001 cars.

The FIA published the qualifying weights on Saturday evening, showing that while Vettel ran 44.5kg of fuel in Q3, championship leader Jenson Button's Brawn is carrying an additional 6kg.

Fourth placed Webber's RB5, meanwhile, is heavier than teammate Vettel's, but his fuel load is similar to the Brawns.

Pos Driver Team Weight (kg)
1. Sebastian Vettel RBR Renault 649.5
2. Jenson Button Brawn Mercedes 655.5
3. Rubens Barrichello Brawn Mercedes 652.5
4. Mark Webber RBR Renault 656.0
5. Jarno Trulli Toyota 652.0
6. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 658.0
7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 654.0
8. Fernando Alonso Renault 644.5
9. Nico Rosberg Williams Toyota 660.0
10. Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 664.0
11. Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 681.5*
12. Kazuki Nakajima Williams Toyota 680.4*
13. Timo Glock Toyota 689.0*
14. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren Mercedes 665.0*
15. Adrian Sutil Force India Mercedes 668.5*
16. Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes 696.5*
17. Nelson Piquet Renault 689.6*
18. Sebastien Buemi STR Ferrari 686.5*
19. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India Mercedes 688.5*
20. Sebastien Bourdais STR Ferrari 701.0*

* declared weight

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