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F1 Digest - China Qualifying // Pole position, and the rest of the grid, is decided ahead of the Chinese GP

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McLaren lead the way once again, with Hamilton on a determined streak to sew up the title at the penultimate race. Tune in to today's F1 Digest for a recap of all Free Practice 3 and Qualifying action.

Free Practice 3

It turned into a nightmare day for Webber, as his engine gave up towards the end of the session. Heidfeld managed to top the timesheets, in an unusual move for BMW, who are more known for sandbagging during practice.

Qualifying

Hamilton had it sorted from the word go, whilst the BMW boys made things much harder for themselves. Ferrari did the best job they could, whilst Kovalainen felt disappointed with his out-of-touch position.

Conclusions

There seems to be a lot of talk about the lack of grip, perhaps the conditions are cooler than expected, or because Bridgestone are using different compounds. Some of the teams that are lower down the grid are hopeful for some rain during the race. I would imagine Hamilton is hoping there is none.