German Grand Prix: Second consecutive pole for McLaren
The German Grand Prix qualifying session was presented earlier today on the Hockenheim circuit. The points leaders who are tied at the halfway point of the season, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen battled for the pole.
After the third and final leg of the session, Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren-Mercedes had registered the best time of the leading trio. The British driver edged the Ferrari driven by Felipe Massa by less than two tenths of a second. The second McLaren-Mercedes driven by Heikki Kovalainen will start from the third position.
Kimi Raikkonen was very competitive in the early portions of the session but will have to start from the sixth position. We can speculate and guess that his Ferrari had more fuel on board.
As for the underdogs, Jarno Trulli in his Toyota placed fourth while the Red Bull racing machines are both positioned in the top ten.
Top ten on the grid for tomorrow's German Grand Prix:
Pole: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) 1:15.666
2-Felipe Massa (Ferrari) 1:15.859
3-Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren) 1:16.143
4-Jarno Trulli (Toyota) 1:16.191
5-Fernando Alonso (Renault) 1:16.385
6-Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1:16.389
7-Robert Kubica (BMW-Sauber) 1:16.521
8-Mark Webber (Red Bull) 1:17.014
9-Sebastian Vettel (Toro Rosso) 1:17.244
10-David Coulthard (Red Bull) 1:17.503
(Picture: Lewis Hamilton, McLaren.)