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Hamilton takes pole in Germany qualifying - McLaren continue to be the force to beat, with Kovi topping FP3

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Hamilton takes pole in Germany qualifying
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This is F1Minute for the 19th July 2008.

McLaren continued their domination in Germany today, with Kovalainen posting the fastest time in Free Practice 3. It was a close one, with Massa just seven hundredths of a second behind and Hamilton back in third. Sutil had a bit of an incident, sliding into the gravel, although he did manage to save it.

Having led all three Free Practice sessions, it was hardly surprising to see a McLaren on pole, this time Hamilton getting the better of the rest of the field. Massa came a close second, with Kovalainen behind. Notably, the next pair of Trulli and Alonso were a surprise, especially as Räikkönen could only struggle into sixth.

Elsewhere today, Formula 1 teams have given the Singapore circuit the go ahead after a successful lighting test took place last week. Eight of the ten teams were represented at the inspection, no McLaren or Ferrari, and apparently all previous fears about the lighting for the night race have now been put to rest.

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