Toyota Drivers Have Bad Day At Monaco GP Qualifying
Formula One, Jenson Button

The Car In Front Is... NOT a Toyota! They´re At The Back Of The Grid For Monaco GP

5/23/09 in Formula One   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

A disastrous day in qualifying for tomorrows Monaco GP for Toyota, BMW, and the reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Today  was a day to forget for the "Champ" Lewis Hamilton, who threw his car away in the first session of qualifying. While on a run showing a top time he braked too late for the turn downhill going in towards the Loews Hairpin, wrecking the left side of the car. That was his day wrecked. He ended up as 16th on the grid.

Toyota, and BMW are just going backwards these days, after a fairly good start to the season, they are just not progressing, and other teams are passing them by. Even Force India F1 were faster than them today, and put both their cars into Q2 session for the first time this season.

But the question remains; who can beat BrawnGP? Once again both drivers were the ones to beat, Jenson, yet again came out on top and clinched pole, while Rubens Barrichello came 3rd. Kimi Raikonnen and Ferrari are catching up, and he took the second spot on the front row.

It seems as though the Brawn cars run better with fuel on board, as their times through out the weekend so far showed how fast and stable they really are. Jenson put in a time with race fuel on board which was faster than in Q2 - where cars are normally empty - which means they weren´t running lighter than the others.

We now look forward to an exciting start to the race tomorrow.

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5/24/09   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

Sudh_SSS wrote:
 ya same am also waiting for a  pre-race weights

wow! Just as I thought, the Brawns are NOT lighter than the others. In fact, they are slightly heavier than the others around them. Should be an interesting start.
Lewis Hamilton will start from the back - due to a gearbox change - and amazingly is light......................strange strategy

5/23/09   |   Sudh_SSS

 ya same am also waiting for a  pre-race weights

5/23/09   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

Sudh_SSS wrote:
 Ya it was a disasterous qualifying for Toyota, BMW and Lewis.

Hamilton made a mistake in Q1 its his mistake as he pushed the car very fast in Q1.. For good driver and a good team its some what easy to qualify for Q2 its not nessary to push so hard for a WC to qualify for a Q2 and he made he lost control and hit the wall and damaged his left rear part of the car

And about toppers of the day. BUtton, Kimi and Rubens. All thought that Kimi got a pole until and unless Button crossed the line and claimed his pole.. but feel sorry for Rubens that he couldnt secure pole on his Birthday..

Rubens didn´t look too disapointed to me. I think because the times were within a mere 10th of a second.
I´m just waiting for the pre-race weights to be announced...................

5/23/09   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

fI3RyBaLlS wrote:
Keep me posted .. Sir..

I will..............

5/23/09   |   Sudh_SSS

 Ya it was a disasterous qualifying for Toyota, BMW and Lewis.

Hamilton made a mistake in Q1 its his mistake as he pushed the car very fast in Q1.. For good driver and a good team its some what easy to qualify for Q2 its not nessary to push so hard for a WC to qualify for a Q2 and he made he lost control and hit the wall and damaged his left rear part of the car

And about toppers of the day. BUtton, Kimi and Rubens. All thought that Kimi got a pole until and unless Button crossed the line and claimed his pole.. but feel sorry for Rubens that he couldnt secure pole on his Birthday..

5/23/09   |   fI3RyBaLlS   |   44 respect

Keep me posted .. Sir..