Red Bull bookend Brawn GP

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel claims pole position for this weekends British Grand Prix. The young German took the top step over Brawn GP rival Ruben Barrichello and Red Bull teammate Mark Webber. Missing from the first two rows of the starting grid is race favorite Jenson Button who managed sixth in a bit of surprise moment. No one was probably more surprised than Mark Webber who was visibly upset with Kimi Raikkonen and launched in to a post qualifying press conference rant about Kimi drinking vodka or dreaming as he ruined Mark’s qualifying lap by going slow on the main line of the racing surface.

Red Bull have brought a lot of new aero parts and made some significant changes to the car this weekend and it appears it has propelled them in the right direction. Ruben Barrichello, who has always found Silverstone a friendly track, will split the Red Bulls for what should be an exciting race for the rabid British fans lamenting the loss of Silverstone from the F1 calenda after 2009.

1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:18.685 1:18.119 1:19.509
2. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:19.325 1:18.335 1:19.856
3. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:18.674 1:18.209 1:19.868
4. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:18.886 1:18.240 1:20.091
5. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:18.530 1:18.575 1:20.216
6. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:18.957 1:18.663 1:20.289
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:19.228 1:18.591 1:20.361
8. Glock Toyota (B) 1:19.198 1:18.791 1:20.490
9. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:19.010 1:18.566 1:20.715
10. Alonso Renault (B) 1:19.167 1:18.761 1:20.741
11. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:19.148 1:18.927
12. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:19.730 1:19.308
13. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:19.732 1:19.353
14. Piquet Renault (B) 1:19.555 1:19.392
15. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:19.559 1:19.448
16. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:19.802
17. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:19.898
18. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:19.909
19. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:19.917
20. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.236

Vettel is the heaviest car of the top two rows. That bodes well for the Germans chances.

UPDATED: Car weights.

1. Sebastian Vettel 666.5
2. Rubens Barrichello 657.5
3. Mark Webber 659.5
4. Jarno Trulli 658.0
5. Kazuki Nakajima 652.5
6. Jenson Button 657.5
7. Nico Rosberg 661.5
8. Timo Glock 660.0
9. Kimi Raikkonen 654.0
10. Fernando Alonso 654.0
11. Felipe Massa 675.0 *
12. Robert Kubica 689.5 *
13. Heikki Kovalainen 695.5 *
14. Nelson Piquet 682.5 *
15. Nick Heidfeld 665.5 *
16. Giancarlo Fisichella 668.0 *
17. Sebastien Bourdais 687.5 *
18. Adrian Sutil 692.0 *
19. Lewis Hamilton 666.0 *
20. Sebastien Buemi 672.5 *

* declared weight

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