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Lewis Hamilton snatches maiden pole at Canada

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Seeing Lewis Hamilton, someone muttered – Is this the start of something beautiful ! 😛

Ralf Schumacher Montreal 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
BTW The qualifying telecast in India was delayed by the Asia vs Africa Cricket match 😀

Lewis Hamilton, the McLaren Mercedes rookie formula one driver further impressed people by scoring pole position. Maybe it was some of that aggression from Monaco. Teammate Fernando Alonso managed a second place. But what was surprising was the fact that Nick Heidfeld split the Ferraris and the McLarens. Nick Heidfeld is really impressing with his gutsy drives this season. Maybe he deserves a team better than BMW. Ralf Schumacher(in photo) again disappointed with a dismal 18th, the Toyota team later blamed it on traffic. Jarno Trulli came out with flying colours though managing a respectable 10th place.
Here is the qualifying order for Sunday’s formula one Canadian Grand Prix :

Qualifying Order times at the 2007 formula one Canadian Grand Prix:

1. Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren one minute, 15.707
2. Fernando Alonso (Sp) McLaren 1:16.163
3. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1:16.266
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:16.411
5. Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari 1:16.570
6. Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 1:16.913
7. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota 1:16.919
8. Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 1:16.993
9. Giancarlo Fisichella (It) Renault 1:17.229
10. Jarno Trulli (It) Toyota 1:17.747
11. Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda 1:16.743
12. Vitantonio Liuzzi (It) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:16.760
13. Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda 1:17.116
14. David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault 1:17.304
15. Jenson Button (GB) Honda 1:17.541
16. Scott Speed (US) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:17.571
17. Anthony Davidson (GB) Super Aguri-Honda 1:17.542
18. Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota 1:17.634
19. Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Renault 1:17.806
20. Alexander Wurz (Aut) Williams-Toyota 1:18.089
21. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Spyker-Ferrari 1:18.536
22. Christijan Albers (Ned) Spyker-Ferrari 1:19.196

Here is what Lewis Hamilton had to say after the qualifying

“It has been a fantastic day, it is already a fantastic weekend,” Lewis Hamilton said.

“It is not easy when you have a two-time world champion hunting you down.

“I stayed strong and I did it. I owe it all to the team, we worked very hard to get it right.

“You come to that last corner at 200mph and on the final lap I went quicker than I have ever been. I almost touched the wall.

“For the final lap the car was sweet. I did not make a mistake and I got the time – I am thrilled.”

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