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Kimi Raikkonen gets pole as Lewis Hamilton crashes heavily

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Lewis Hamilton European Grand Prix

The qualifying was delayed as Lewis Hamilton crashed at the Schumacher ‘S'(becoming the first driver ever to crash his formula one car there) and struggled to recover and get out of his car. He was carried away injured on a stretcher. But there are some serious doubts about his race fitness for Sunday’s race. The news is that he might even miss the race on Sunday. If he is infact fit for the German/European Grand Prix then he will start in 10th place.

Lewis Hamilton Crash Stretcher European GP

Ron Dennis claimed the accident was caused due to a Wheel Gun failure, but went on to say that none of the mechanics were at fault for causing the crash.

“He has no pain, no broken bones and did not lose consciousness,” said Ron Dennis.

“We won’t decide for a couple of hours.”

“Effectively the wheel wasn’t properly put on, but that’s not the mechanic’s fault,”

“We are not quite sure what failed but in fact it was quite fortunate because the same gun was used on Fernando Alonso’s car and he hadn’t started to lean on it yet.

“We could tell from that it was a gun failure. At least we know we don’t have a problem with the car.”

Meanwhile the Iceman Flying Finn Kimi Raikkonen claimed the pole position. Kimi beat teammate Felipe Massa’s time in the final minute of the final session, and Alonso split the Ferraris later on. So the grid for tomorrow’s F1 race shall be :

Pos Driver Nat Team Qual. Time Extra
1. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari 1:31.450
2. Fernando Alonso E McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.741
3. Felipe Massa BR Ferrari 1:31.778
4. Nick Heidfeld D BMW 1:31.840
5. Robert Kubica PL BMW 1:32.123
6. Mark Webber AUS Red Bull-Renault 1:32.476
7. Heikki Kovalainen FIN Renault 1:32.478
8. Jarno Trulli I Toyota 1:32.501
9. Ralf Schumacher D Toyota 1:32.570
10. Lewis Hamilton GB McLaren-Mercedes 1:33.833 Smashed into Tyre Wall!
11. Nico Rosberg D Williams-Toyota 1:31.978
12. Alexander Wurz A Williams-Toyota 1:31.996
13. Giancarlo Fisichella I Renault 1:32.010
14. Rubens Barrichello BR Honda 1:32.221
15. Anthony Davidson GB Super Aguri-Honda 1:32.451
16. Takuma Sato J Super Aguri-Honda 1:32.838
17. Jenson Button GB Honda 1:32.983
18. Scott Speed USA Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:33.038
19. Vitantonio Liuzzi I Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:33.148
20. David Coulthard GB Red Bull-Renault 1:33.151
21. Adrian Sutil D Spyker-Ferrari 1:34.500
22. Markus Winkelhock D Spyker-Ferrari 1:35.940
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