2009 CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai) Practice, Qualifying and Race Pictures

2009 CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai) Practice, Qualifying and Race Pictures

Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Jenson Button - Podium2009 Chinese Grand Prix podium with Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Jenson Button. 2009 Chinese Grand PrixRain falling at the start of the 2009 Chinese Grand Prix. Yet, people packed the stadium to see the race.
Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Jenson ButtonSebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Jenson Button; the top 3 finishers at the 2009 China GP! 2009 Chinese GP Rainy StartThe 2009 Chinese Grand Prix starts with plenty of rain and the pace car leading the way.
Sebastian Vettel - Red BullRed Bull and Sebastian Vettel behind the Pace Car after a few laps into the race. Nelson Piquet - RenaultNelson Piquet in his Renault slides and slams into an advertisement and destroys his front nose.
Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull Wins Chinese GPSebastian Vettel winning with ease after another great rain race for him. Rubens Barrichello - Brawn GPRubens Barrichello in his Brawn GP managed a 4th spot and was out of the podium by a few seconds.
Jenson Button - Brawn GPJenson Button and his Brawn GP finish 3rd and continues to lead the drivers championship. Mark Webber and Jenson ButtonMark Webber in the Red Bull gets passed Jenson Button in the Brawn GP after he made a mistake.
Mark Webber - Red BullMark Webber in his Red Bull finished 2nd for a one and two ending for the fast Red Bull. Kimi Raikkonen - FerrariKimi Raikkonen in his Ferrari, again finishes outside of the points for the 3rd straight race. Ferrari at Zero for the season!
Sebastian Vettel - Red BullSebastian Vettel in his Red Bull wins his 2nd Grand Prix in 28 starts and helps a new team get their 1st pole position and 1st win! The future of Formula 1 as alive an kicking... Vettel, Webber and Button behind Pace CarThe 2009 Chinese Grand Prix starts with the Pace Car. Here the top 3 after 10 laps, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber in the Red Bulls and Jenson Button in the Brawn GP 3rd. They will finish the race in the exact same fashion. Sebastian Vettel wins his 2nd Grand Prix in the rain. The 21 year old is a superstar.
Vettel, Alonso and Webber - Top 3 in QualifyingTop 3 in qualifying round. Sebastian Vettel in Red Bull, Fernando Alonso in Renault and Mark Webber in the other Red Bull. All 3 on Renault engines, first time since 1996 that Renault does it. Jarno Trulli in his Toyota. Go to his website and donate to help the victims of Abruzzo, Italy! jarnotrulli.com or abruzzonelcuore.org
Fernando Alonso - RenaultFernando Alonso in the Renault testing a new diffuser showed his incredible speed and driving talent. Kimi Raikkonen - FerrariKimi Raikkonen in his Ferrari managed to get into Q3, but did not fare well as he and Ferrari are yet to get a point!
Sebastian Vettel in Red Bull - Pole PositionSebastian Vettel and the fast Red Bull ran one hot lap and managed to take the pole position. A first for Red Bull, as he did for Toro Rosso in 2008... Fernando Alonso 2nd in his RenaultFernando Alonso in the Renault drove beyond the cars potential to take 2nd spot and be on the 1st row since Spain GP in 2008!
Mark Webber 3rd in Red BullMark Webber drove his fast Red Bull to a 3rd place finish as he showed the cars potential. Mark Webber looked good after a tough winter where he broke his leg and had injuries. Rubens Barrichello - Brawn GPRubens Barrichello and his Brawn GP car get the 4th spot, while Jenson Button in the 2nd Brawn GP finished 5th. Both Red Bulls and both Brawns looked extremely fast and will be the cars to beat!
Felipe Massa - FerrariFelipe Massa in his Ferrari, still without a point and not in the top 10 during the Friday Practice. He has struggled just to get into Q3 this season and it seems that Ferrari is in trouble! Jenson Button - BrawnJenson Button in his Brawn GP looked good as usual; especially since FIA said their diffuser is legal and allowed to keep running them. The rest of the field is just trying to catch up.
Fernando Alonso - RenaultFernando Alonso and the Renault, testing a new diffuser has managed to show everyone why he is a 2 time world champion. With the right car, he would be almost impossible to beat. Nico Rosberg - WilliamsNico Rosberg and his Williams had a great practice round and continues to improve as a driver. Just a matter of time before he breaks through.