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Räikkönen beats Alonso to pole in Spain - Kimi takes pole position, as Super Aguri continue to fight

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Räikkönen beats Alonso to pole in Spain
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This is F1Minute for the 26th April 2008.

After dominating Free Practice on Friday, Räikkönen lost out in FP3 to Nick Heidfeld, but remained top in Qualifying. It was a mixed up session with Coulthard and Vettel out early, and Hamilton and Kovalainen struggling. The most important moment came in the dying seconds of the third session, when Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in front of his home crowd. It was literally only for a few seconds, as Räikkönen snatched pole position from his grasp, but everyone at Renault is happy with their much improved performance.

Elsewhere today, Super Aguri have said that their future will depend on a meeting with investors and Honda at some point next week. Aguri Suzuki has confirmed that talks with potential investors Dubai International Group are ongoing, but their future will rest on the meeting with Honda. Suzuki also said he was bound by a couple of Non Disclosure Agreements, so we probably won’t be finding out much more until after a decision is reached.

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