First tomorrow’s telecast timings (Indian And Others) :
12:30 pm for India on Star Sports?
7:00 am GMT (calculate your local time from this)
In a keenly contested Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying,Ferrari F1’s Felipe Massa grabbed the pole position for the 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix. McLaren’s Fernando Alonso came 2nd in the qualifying just edging out Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton came fourth. The qualifying was quite uncertain with teams playing poker on whether it would rain or not. The competition was so fierce at the end, that hte top four positions were decided only after the session had ended and the drivers were on their final flying laps. Fernando had lapped an exceptional time early on in the session only to see it being quashed at the end.
Renault gave an extremely poor performance with both cars (Heiki Kovalainen and Giancarlo Fisichella) failing to qualify for the last qualifying session. BMW and Williams also gave good performances by clinching places in the top ten.
The Result of the 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying :
|10.||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1:37.345||0.267||2.302|
|13.||David Coulthard||Red Bull-Renault||1:35.766||0.060||0.723|
|14.||Takuma Sato||Super Aguri-Honda||1:35.945||0.179||0.902|
|16.||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1:36.145||0.057||1.102|
|17.||Scott Speed||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1:36.578||0.433||1.535|
|18.||Anthony Davidson||Super Aguri-Honda||1:36.816||0.238||1.773|
Quotes from Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso :
Felipe Massa said :
“Melbourne didn’t finish as I expected but things look a little bit different here,” . “It was a great final lap and I tried to do everything that I could.
“McLaren were strong in qualifying and they will make us work harder for a good race tomorrow. Hopefully, I can fight very hard from the beginning to the end.”
Fernando Alonso said
“This week we have improved the car and have a much more competitive package,”
“Realistically our pace is not as good as the Ferraris but we hope to have a good fight with them and complete the job tomorrow. Everything seems to be going in the right direction.