French Grand Prix: An all-red first row.
The qualifying session of the French Grand Prix was run earlier today on the Magny Cours circuit. The session went smoothly, without any major incident.
The main story of the qualifying session is coming from Ferrari team. There was no possible doubt after the last lap completed by the drivers that the Scuderia driven by Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa were the fastest team on the French track.
As for Lewis Hamilton, his third place registered today will not allow him to start behind the Ferraris. A penalty was awarded to the British driver for the incident in the pit lane during the last race. That penalty is costing him ten positions on the grid.
After a magnificent one-two finish in Montreal, the BMW-Sauber had a lot of problems in France today. The points leader, Robert Kubica, registered the seventh best time and will start from the sixth position while Nick Heidfeld did not even manage to place into the top ten for tomorrow's race.
Magny Cours' top ten on the grid:
Pole: Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1:16.449
2-Felipe Massa (Ferrari) 1:16.490
3-Fernando Alonso (Renault) 1:16.840
4-Jarno Trulli (Toyota) 1:16.920
5-Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren) 1:16.944
6-Robert Kubica (BMW-Sauber) 1:17.037
7-Mark Webber (Red Bull) 1:17.233
8-David Coulthard (Red Bull) 1:17.426
9-Timo Glock (Toyota) 1:17.596
10-Nelson Piquet Jr. (Renault) ---------
(Picture: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari.)