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Pre-race weights & provisional grid 31 Oct 2009

Jenson Button (GBR) Brawn Grand Prix BGP 001 in qualifying. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Saturday, 31 October 2009 A mechanic in the pitlane. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Saturday, 31 October 2009 Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota TF109 in qualifying. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Saturday, 31 October 2009

For the 2009 season, the FIA are making public the weights of all cars ahead of the race start to help give an idea of relative fuel loads. The cars that made Q3 are weighed after qualifying, while the weights of the remaining cars must be declared by their teams shortly after the session.

Below is the provisional grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with each car's weight. Note - McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen drops from 13th to 18th after a gearbox change.

1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 658.5kg
2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 663
3. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 660
4. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP, 655
5. Jenson Button, Brawn GP, 657
6. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 661
7. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 654.5
8. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 664
9. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 665
10. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 661.5
11. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 692
12. Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota, 694.3
13. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams, 704
14. Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, 696.5
15. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 708.3
16. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India, 695
17. Adrian Sutil, Force India, 696
18. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren, 697
19. Romain Grosjean, Renault, 710.8
20. Giancarlo Fisichella, Ferrari, 692.5