Saturday, June 30, 2007

French GP-qualifying report

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1 Felipe Massa-Scuderia Ferrari-1m15.034
2 Lewis Hamilton-Vodafone McLaren Mercedes-1m15.104
3 Kimi Raikkonen-Scuderia Ferrari-1m15.257
4 Robert Kubica-BMW Sauber-1m15.493
5 Giancarlo Fisichella-Renault-1m15.674
6 Heikki Kovalainen-Renault-1m15.826
7 Nick Heidfeld-BMW Sauber-1m15.900
8 Jarno Trulli-Toyota-1m15.935
9 Nico Rosberg-Williams F1-1m16.328
10 Fernando Alonso-Vodafone McLaren Mercedes-1m15.084
11 Ralf Schumacher-Toyota-1m15.534
12 Jenson Button-Honda Racing-1m15.584
13 Rubens Barrichello-Honda Racing-1m15.761
14 Mark Webber-Williams F1-1m15.806
15 Scott Speed-Toro Rosso-1m16.049
16 David Coulthard-Red Bull Racing-1m15.915
17 Tonio Luizzi-Toro Rosso-1m16.142
18 Alex Wurz-Williams F1-1m16.241
19 Takuma Sato-Super Aguri-1m16.244
20 Anthony Davidson-Super Aguri-1m16.366
21 Christijan Albers-Spyker F1-1m17.826
22 Adrian Sutil-Spyker F1-1m17.915

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Lewis Hamilton
"The French round of the GP2 championship last year was not my best weekend, I had a coming together in the first race and therefore started race two in 19th. I did make my way up through the field to 5th to score some points, so it is possible to overtake here. Although you always want to be on pole, you can pass at Magny Cours and there is a short pit lane that means there are more strategy options, as it is not as much of a penalty when you stop for tyres and fuel. The pit lane is slightly longer than it used to be but it is still very quick. After the results in Canada and the United States it was great to come home and see my family and friends. I will also have the opportunity to go to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend; I expect the atmosphere will be incredible and it should be great to drive the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes car up the hill in front of the British fans. For the past week I have been spending time at the McLaren Technology Centre working with the engineering team and catching up on some training and I participated in an event for Vodafone in London on Thursday. Now I just want to get back out on track. My aims remain the same, to take it race by race and keep focused on scoring good points for myself and the team."

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