Saturday, July 7, 2007

Silverstone Madness: Hamilton takes the pole!

Even after his own team mate, Fernando Alonso, tried to unsettle him with mind games at the start of the third practice session, Lewis Hamilton clocked a fast lap of 1:19.997 at the very end of qualifying to take a dramatic P1 for tomorrow's British Grand Prix. Here's the full story courtesy Planet

Hamilton will share the front row with Ferrari's Kimi Raikonnen, who turned a 1:20.099 lap. Alonso starts in row 3, P3, beside the other Ferrari of Felipe Massa. BMW takes their now-traditional position of "best of the rest", as Robert Kubica qualified fifth.

In winning the pole, Lewis became the first British driver to do so at his home Grand Prix since 1996.

And here's the interesting statistic of the day: each time Hamilton has started from pole, he as gone on to win the race. Silverstone will explode if that happens!

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