Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hamilton leads the pack at Paul Ricard

During multi-team testing on day one at the Paul Ricard circuit in France, Lewis Hamilton topped the lap charts, clocking a time over a second faster than second place Toyota pilot Ralf Schumacher. Here's the story from the official F1 website. Felipe Massa in the Ferrari could only manage 6th place.

The Formula One teams were testing on the track's "2D SC" configuration, which is supposed to replicate the tight teams the drivers will face at nextweekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

So what does this all mean? Probably nothing, as the F1 testing rules limit the teams to testing only one car per day. And, as they say, the hold the races for a reason. Test times are great, but all that really matters is who takes the checkered flag.

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