Lewis Hamilton appears to be in good shape for the Singapore Grand Prix
after the FIA published the post-qualifying weights for the event.
Hamilton's pole lap came despite him carrying one of the heavier fuel loads amongst the Q3 runners, with only Robert Kubica
team-mate Heikki Kovalainen
carrying more fuel amongst the top ten. Toyota's Timo Glock
was carrying the same fuel as the Briton.
Nick Heidfeld in seventh was carrying the lowest amount of fuel, followed by Sebastian Vettel
and Mark Webber
as the Red Bull
pair secured slots on the front two rows of the grid.
In terms of the inter-team title battle between Rubens Barrichello
and Jenson Button, an interesting race is in prospect once fuel is taken into account. Following his five place grid penalty for a gearbox change, Barrichello will start tenth but is carrying 27.5 kilos of fuel less than team-mate Button who starts two places behind - with strategy set to play a major part in the battle between the pair.
Force India is another team to have opted for wildly different fuels loads, with Tonio Liuzzi set to start from the back of the field at a weight of 656.0 kilos, but team-mate Adrian Sutil
starting as the heaviest car on the gri at 693.0 kilos.
The full list is as follows (their actual starting position is in brackets at the end):Nick Heidfeld
Red Bull Racing-Renault 651.0kg
Red Bull Racing-Renault 654.5kg
Brawn GP-Mercedes 655.5kg
Force India-Ferrari 656.0kg
Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 678.0kg
Brawn GP-Mercedes 683.0kg
Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 683.5kg
Force India-Ferrari 693.0kg