Hamilton with Spetacular Pole for Canadian GP

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Lewis Hamilton reached deep to secure pole position on the venue that saw his first pole and Grand Prix victory last yearIn the waning moments of Q3 during qualifying, Robert Kubica had placed the fastest lap to the thrill of BMW fans world-wide.  But as has become expected of Lewis Hamilton; he found nearly .400 of a second to pip Kubica at the very end of the session and claim pole position for tomorrows race.

Of concern was the deteriorating track conditions that caught everyone out but seemed to plague Ferrari most in turn 10 during acceleration out of the apex.  It remains to be seen just how this will effect the race on Sunday.

Pos  Driver       Team                 Q1        Q2        Q3        Laps
1.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes     1:16.909  1:17.034  1:17.886   19
2.  Kubica       BMW Sauber           1:17.471  1:17.679  1:18.498   14
3.  Raikkonen    Ferrari              1:17.301  1:17.364  1:18.735   23
4.  Alonso       Renault              1:17.415  1:17.488  1:18.746   22
5.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota      1:17.991  1:17.891  1:18.844   26
6.  Massa        Ferrari              1:17.231  1:17.353  1:19.048   23
7.  Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes     1:17.287  1:17.684  1:19.089   25
8.  Heidfeld     BMW Sauber           1:18.082  1:17.781  1:19.633   21
9.  Barrichello  Honda                1:18.256  1:18.020  1:20.848   25
10.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault     1:17.582  1:17.523             15
11.  Glock        Toyota               1:18.321  1:18.031             19
12.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota      1:17.638  1:18.062             19
13.  Coulthard    Red Bull-Renault     1:18.168  1:18.238             19
14.  Trulli       Toyota               1:18.039  1:18.327             16
15.  Piquet       Renault              1:18.505  1:18.393             18
16.  Bourdais     Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1:18.916                       10
17.  Sutil        Force India-Ferrari  1:19.108                       12
18.  Fisichella   Force India-Ferrari  1:19.165                       12
19.  Button       Honda                1:23.565                        3
20.  Vettel       Toro Rosso-Ferrari

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gplegend
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gplegend

Hey, the kid kept his cool and was really impressive. He deserves credit for a solid performance.

onthepodium
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onthepodium

i just saw the last half of Q3, but what an exciting session. i thought for sure kubica would hold it, but kudos to hamilton, he pushed it and held it together.

Negative Camber
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Lewis did a terrific job. Great driving.

Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

Lewis sure did well … it’s particularly interesting that every one of his fast laps relied on the fact that his aggressive style and the Macca’s strengths blended together to give him an exceptional final sector…..

Heikki looks to be on a completely different strategy…

Any thoughts that Lewis is on some sort of potential three stop that becomes a two stop if there is enough safety car time on track?….

Architrion
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Architrion
I’m with Lady Snowcat on a three stops strategy for Lewis Hamilton, what could explain being 0.6 secs faster than the pack. Each 10 kgs of fuel means 0.3 secs per lap… it would result with Lewis being 20 kgs lighter… Race is for 70 laps… Three stops means 17.5 laps per stint. Two stops means 23.33 laps per stint. And 20 kgs means (at 3 kgs per lap) 6 laps lighter on fuel, which is the difference between two and three stops. I firmly believe that this is a better explanation that what has been said everywhere… you know….… Read more »
Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

He isn’t that much lighter, not 20kgs…. he was good over that sector all weekend… that’s down to his driving style and the characteristics of the McLaren…

But he’s hard on tyres and this track looks like being hard on tyres so only using the softs for a very short run makes sense….. whilst this may predicate a three stopper if there are no safety car appearances this can actually mean a two stopper when there’s a lot of safety car running…

Perhaps Macca have worked a strategy based on that….

TKEC
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TKEC

The way Lewis coped with the wet in Monaco bodes well. Environment Canada is calling for thundershowers amidst the very hot weather in Montreal today*. Do the Force India cars work better if struck by lightning? We shall see.**

* http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/qc-147_metric_e.html

** http://www.goodcarbadcar.net

Negative Camber
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LOL. Well, Force India may work better if struck by lightning. We know they don’t work well when struck by Ferrari’s so we’ll have to wait and see. :) Welcome to F1B TKEC. :)

brendan stallard
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brendan stallard

“he’s hard on tyres”

LadySnowcat,

Is he hard on tyres?

I know the thing I was struck by when watching all the practice was how frightening and on the ragged edge Kubica’s style seemed to be. By comparison, to me, Hamilton’s in car looked smooth.

Not that I’d want to passenger either of them, to be sure:)

brendan

FFC
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FFC

Congrats to BMW! I didn’t think they’d pull it off this year, but I was wrong. Hey… does anybody else think Robert Kubica looks like Edgar Allen Poe minus the moustache? Off topic sure, but I mean… come on.

Noddy93
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Noddy93

I think Kubica looks like a characiture sketch of Poe sans ‘stache from Six Flags.

Negative Camber
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Or Gargamel? :)