Hamilton takes Canadian GP pole

08Jun08

Lewis Hamilton delivered a devastating last lap to claim a second successive pole for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. The McLaren driver clocked one minute 17.886 seconds to better Robert Kubica’s mark for BMW Sauber by more than half a second. Kimi Raikkonen lines up third for Ferrari alongside Renault’s Fernando Alonso, who did well to qualify fourth. Ferrari desperately tried to close down the world championship leader in the dying minutes but, though they were fast through the first two sectors, they could not match the McLaren man’s pace. Nico Rosberg, who was fastest in final practice, claimed fifth spot ahead of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen.

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Qualifying results for the Canadian Grand Prix:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren – Mercedes 1:17.886

2. Robert Kubica (Poland) BMW Sauber 1:18.498

3. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1:18.735

4. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Renault 1:18.746

5. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams 1:18.844

6. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:19.048

7. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) McLaren 1:19.089

8. Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 1:19.633

9. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Honda 1:20.848

10. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull – Renault 1:17.523

11. Timo Glock (Germany) Toyota 1:18.031

12. Kazuki Nakajima (Japan) Williams 1:18.062

13. David Coulthard (Britain) Red Bull – Renault 1:18.238

14. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Toyota 1:18.327

15. Nelson Piquet (Brazil) Renault 1:18.393

16. Sebastien Bourdais (France) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 1:18.916

17. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India – Ferrari 1:19.108

18. Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) Force India – Ferrari 1:19.165

19. Jenson Button (Britain) Honda 1:23.565

20. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Toro Rosso – Ferrari no time

Source : BBC SPORT

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