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08/29/09
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Trulli favorite for Spa win
(GMM)  Shock pole sitter Giancarlo Fisichella was not driving the lightest car in Q3 at Spa-Francorchamps.

The fuel weights, mandatorily published by the FIA in the hours after qualifying, showed that the Force India driver is in fact carrying four kilograms more fuel for the start of the race than the fourth-placed Brawn driven by Rubens Barrichello.

Fisichella, 36, is however 8.5kg lighter than fellow front-row sitter Jarno Trulli, meaning it is the latter Italian veteran who must be declared the favorite for Belgian GP victory.

"It is looking pretty good for the race," agreed Trulli.  "I'm very confident for tomorrow because being second in qualifying with a good fuel load, I think I'm going to have a good race."

Third placed Nick Heidfeld however is - like Trulli - also significantly fuelled, but neither have as much fuel on board as the two lower-placed Red Bulls.

The post qualifying weights for the Belgian GP are as follows.

Driver Weight (kg)
Fisichella 648.0
Trulli 656.5
Heidfeld 655.0
Barrichello 644.5
Kubica 649.0
Raikkonen 655.0
Glock 648.5
Vettel 662.5
Webber 658.0
Rosberg 670.0
Sutil 678.5
Hamilton 693.5
Alonso 684.4
Button 694.2
Kovalainen 697.0
Buemi 685.0
Alguersuari 704.5
Nakajima 706.1
Grosjean 704.7
Badoer 691.5

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