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.
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 :
|6.||Mark Webber||AUS||Red Bull-Renault||1:32.476|
|10.||Lewis Hamilton||GB||McLaren-Mercedes||1:33.833||Smashed into Tyre Wall!|
|15.||Anthony Davidson||GB||Super Aguri-Honda||1:32.451|
|16.||Takuma Sato||J||Super Aguri-Honda||1:32.838|
|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|