Saturday, June 30, 2007

French Grand Prix: Hamilton tops third practice, but loses pole to Felipe Massa

Lewis Hamilton was able to place his McLaren-Mercedes in P2 in qualifying today for the French Grand Prix, neatly splitting the Ferrari's of pole sitter Massa and third-place Kimi Raikonnen.

P4 went to the BMW of Robert Kubica... good to see him back in the car after that horrifying crash in Montreal.

Shockingly, Fernando Alonso ended up in the FIFTH row in P10, after encountering a gearbox problem during the third qualifying session. Prior to his retirement, though, he had yet to break 1:14, so it appears that he was not quite on the pace of the top three.... he should have been able to sit on the second row if not for the mechanical.

P2 is a good spot for Hamilton, as he has already proven to give Massa problems off the line and into the first turn at earlier races. Tomorrow's event at the Magny-Cours circuit should be outstanding!

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