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British GP qualifying update plus it's future - The usual drivers are not near the front of the grid

Published by Christine

British GP qualifying update plus it's future
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This is F1Minute for the 5th July 2008, and I'm in the vicinity of Silverstone having watched qualifying first hand. So, let me fill you in on all that happened.

Kovalainen took his first ever pole position just ahead of Webber who for a brief moment looked like he'd secured the top spot. I know what you're thinking, the world's gone crazy - no Hamilton, Räikkönen, or Massa at the top. In fact, Massa finished in 9th.

The constant threat of rain became a reality first thing and although most of FP3 was dry, drivers still had to negotiate the spray. For qualifying, there was a brief shower or two but nothing to cause any major problems. Teams who were facing adversity though include Honda, who couldn't get either driver out of the bottom five, and BMW who had to pull Kubica in for emergency repairs similar to those they had on Friday.

In other news, and in very bad and obviously orchestrated timing, Bernie has announced that the British Grand Prix will move to Donington Park from 2010. This decision is of particular interest as Bernie has interests in Donington Park, and has been threatening to ditch Silverstone for a very long time.

That's all for today, please join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.