Jenson Button does it again as Ferrari hit back (Monaco Grand Prix qualifying)

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Jenson Button’s rivals failed to keep him away from a crucial fourth pole position of the season at Monaco. But he’ll have to work hard to keep Kimi Raikkonen behind him – the KERS-equipped Ferrari driver lines up second on the grid. Lewis Hamilton, however, lines up 16th after throwing away his chances of a … Continue reading Jenson Button does it again as Ferrari hit back (Monaco Grand Prix qualifying)

Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying)

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Jenson Button starts from pole position for the third time this year after a stunning last-gasp lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. Button bumped title rival Sebastian Vettel back to second place having begun his final effort with only two seconds to spare. Meanwhile it was another qualifying disaster for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen was … Continue reading Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying)

Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2 (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)

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A few weeks ago we had never heard of Brawn GP. Now the team that rose from the dead has sensationally locked out the front row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. Jenson Button took pole position – his first for three years – from Rubens Barrichello. Sebastien Vettel claimed third on the … Continue reading Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2 (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)

Lewis Hamilton on pole in China (2008 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

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Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix after leading every practice and qualifying session in Shanghai bar one. But with Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and the ‘third Ferrari’ of Fernando Alonso right behind him he will be under huge pressure at the start. Meanwhile Robert Kubica failed to qualifying inside the top … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton on pole in China (2008 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

Felipe Massa pips Lewis Hamilton to pole (2008 European Grand Prix qualifying)

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Felipe Massa took pole position for the first ever European Grand Prix in Valencia. He will rejoin his battle with Lewis Hamilton from the Hungarian Grand Prix as the McLaren driver took second place on the grid. Robert Kubica will start from third place ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. But the star of the session was … Continue reading Felipe Massa pips Lewis Hamilton to pole (2008 European Grand Prix qualifying)

Lewis Hamilton heads McLaren one-two (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying)

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Lewis Hamilton will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row. McLaren banished memories of their disastrous performance at the same track last year by claiming the one-two they missed out on twelve months ago. Ferrari struggled to match McLaren’s pace and though Felipe Massa took third Kimi … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton heads McLaren one-two (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying)

2008 French GP qualifying: Raikkonen storms to Ferrari’s 200th pole position

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Ferrari were in crushing form at Magny-Cours and annexed the front row of the grid with little difficulty, Kimi Raikkonen leading Felipe Massa. It was Ferrari’s 200th pole position at a circuit where they’ve enjoyed great success in recent years. Lewis Hamilton, in what is expected to be a lightly-fuelled McLaren, was unable to beat … Continue reading 2008 French GP qualifying: Raikkonen storms to Ferrari’s 200th pole position

2008 Canadian GP qualifying: Hamilton takes pole as track starts to crumble

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Lewis Hamilton put his McLaren on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix but there are concerns about tomorrow’s race due to the state of the Circuit Villeneuve track. The session was hardly a few minutes old when it became clear that the track was disintegrating particularly at the Casino hairpin. It may jeopardise the … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP qualifying: Hamilton takes pole as track starts to crumble

2008 Monaco GP qualifying: Ferrari shock McLaren with front row lock-out

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A front-row lockout by Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen gave Ferrari their best chance of breaking their six-year losing streak at Monaco. The red team seemed just as surprised to be on the front row of the grid as Lewis Hamilton did at being bumped back to third. A mere 0.052s covered the top three … Continue reading 2008 Monaco GP qualifying: Ferrari shock McLaren with front row lock-out