Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

F1Minute // Bitesize Formula One news

Hamilton gets pole for the Belgian Grand Prix // Lewis takes first place on Saturday in Spa

Published by Christine

Hamilton gets pole for the Belgian Grand Prix
Hamilton gets pole for the Belgian Grand Prix audio waveform
00:01:00
Slow

Welcome to F1Minute, today is the 6th September 2008.

Hamilton has put McLaren on pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix tomorrow, posting a time three tenths of a second faster than second place Felipe Massa. Kovalainen aimed for the front row as well, but missed, settling behind the Ferrari, with Räikkönen in turn behind him.

For the second race in a row, both Toro Rosso drivers made it into the third session of qualifying, although didn’t get any higher than 9th and 10th. For a moment it looked as though Force India might be able to get into Q2, as Sutil was running in 14th, but inevitably he was pushed down the order. Both Force Indias and Hondas start at the back of the grid, plus Nakajima who had a very poor showing.

Heidfeld had a good day though, qualifying 5th well ahead of Kubica in 8th, trying to ease some of the pressure on him from BMW.

There was no rain to speak of, and no major incidents, and it looks as though tomorrow may be a dry day as well.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.