Grand Prix qualifying articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Felipe Massa takes pole by huge margin (2008 Singapore Grand Prix qualifying) 27th September 2008, 16:10

Felipe Massa will start Formula 1’s first ever night race in Singapore from pole position after taking pole position by over half a second. Lewis Hamilton will join him on the front row despite suffering a scare in the second part of qualifying where he was almost eliminated for the second race in a row.

Sebastian Vettel on pole as Massa leads title rivals (2008 Italian GP qualifying) 13th September 2008, 14:10

Sebastian Vettel starred in a thrilling wet-weather qualifying session at Monza to score his and Toro Rosso’s first ever pole position. But the championship contenders had mixed fortunes with Felipe Massa starting sixth, Robert Kubica 11th, Kimi Raikkonen 14th and Lewis Hamilton 15th. It promises a thrilling race tomorrow.

Lewis Hamilton on pole position at Spa (2008 Belgian Grand Prix qualifying) 6th September 2008, 14:16

Lewis Hamilton will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position alongside title rival Felipe Massa. Their team mates will line-up directly behind them on row two with Heikki Kovalainen ahead of Kimi Raikkonen.

Felipe Massa pips Lewis Hamilton to pole (2008 European Grand Prix qualifying) 23rd August 2008, 14:16

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 […]

2008 European GP qualifying live blog

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Lewis Hamilton heads McLaren one-two (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying) 2nd August 2008, 14:09

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 […]

2008 German GP qualifying: Hamilton beats Massa to Hockenheim pole 19th July 2008, 14:11

Lewis Hamilton carried the momentum of his home Grand Prix win into the German Grand Prix weekend to claim pole positon for tomorrow’s race ahead of Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s team mate Kovalainen will line up third after a mistake on his first lap. But championship rival Kimi Raikkonen starts a poor sixth.

2008 French GP qualifying: Raikkonen storms to Ferrari’s 200th pole position 21st June 2008, 14:52

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 […]

2008 Canadian GP qualifying: Hamilton takes pole as track starts to crumble 7th June 2008, 19:24

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 […]

2008 Monaco GP qualifying: Ferrari shock McLaren with front row lock-out 24th May 2008, 14:53

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 […]