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Trulli takes Bahrain pole

Jarno Trulli claimed pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix with a last-gasp lap on the supersoft Bridgestone tyres in another close-fought top ten shootout in the desert, while team-mate Timo Glock completed a Toyota 1-2.

Trulli led the Toyotas at the top of the order after the first batch of runs, but Jenson Button fought back for Brawn, displacing the Italian with his second flying effort. While the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton fell short of beating the Briton, Trulli and Glock had more in hand, moving quickly to into the top two spots to confirm the first-ever Toyota front row.

Button could not hold on to third either, as Shanghai polewinner Sebastian Vettel edged his Red Bull into third, while the second Brawn of Rubens Barrichello managed only sixth, splitting Hamilton from Renault's Fernando Alonso. The two Ferraris, having made the shootout, had to make do with eighth and tenth, as Felipe Massa and Raikkonen sandwiched Williams' Nico Rosberg.

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Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota TF109, Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, Sakhir, Bahrain, 24-26th, April, 2009
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rich ard

April 25, 2009 1:17 PM

after all the uncomplimentary comments about jarno and timo over the winter and even up to this week, how nice to see the two at the front of the grid. but they are probably very, very light. is there a good market for landcruisers in bahrain??



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