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Toyota on pole.

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Bahrain Grand Prix cleared for take-off: After season opener in Australia, and two races in Asia, the Formula 1 show has landed in Bahrain for round four in the 2009 World Championship. The desert fox for the past two years has been Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, who now finds his team in a hole after three pointless races.

Championship leader Jenson Button would be looking to put Brawn racing back on top while Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, winner of last round in China, would be looking to continue their stampede.

Nico Rosberg recorded the fastest lap on his debut here in 2006. He would be looking to score his first Grand Prix win. Also threatening to win their first ever Formula 1 race is the Toyota team.

Sebastien Bourdais and Nelsinho Piquet may find their careers on shifting sands if they do not bring in the expected race finishes. If Sebastien Buemi out qualifies and out races teammate Bourdais it may be the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

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Jarno Trulli takes pole position for Toyota.

Timo Glock completes a first ever Toyota front row.

Sebastian Vettel starts the second row with third for Red Bull.

Mark Webber is blocked by Sutil and fails to get out of Q1.

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:32.779 1:32.671 1:33.431
2. Glock Toyota (B) 1:33.165 1:32.613 1:33.712
3. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:32.680 1:32.474 1:34.015
4. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:32.978 1:32.842 1:34.044
5. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:32.851 1:32.877 1:34.196
6. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:33.116 1:32.842 1:34.239
7. Alonso Renault (B) 1:33.627 1:32.860 1:34.578
8. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:33.297 1:33.014 1:34.818
9. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:33.672 1:33.166 1:35.134
10. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:33.117 1:32.827 1:35.380
11. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:33.479
12. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:33.221
13. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:33.495
14. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:33.377
15. Piquet Renault (B) 1:33.608
16. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:33.722
17. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:33.753
18. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:33.910
19. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:34.038
20. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:34.159
 

Pos Driver Team Weight (kg)
1. Trulli Toyota 648.5
2. Glock Toyota 643.0
3. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 659.0
4. Button Brawn-Mercedes 652.5
5. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 652.5
6. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 649.0
7. Alonso Renault 650.5
8. Massa Ferrari 664.5
9. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 670.5
10. Raikkonen Ferrari 671.5
11. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 678.5
12. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 680.9
13. Kubica BMW-Sauber 698.6
14. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 696.3
15. Piquet Renault 677.6
16. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 679.0
17. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 678.5
18. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 652.0
19. Webber Red Bull-Renault 656.0
20. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 667.5