McLaren: Start 1,2 for European Grand Prix

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McLaren have been using a new chassis this weekend, which is a huge amount of work at this point in the season, and have secured the front row for tomorrows European Grand Prix.

While I am impressed with McLaren’s new found pace and resurgent form, it does present distinct problems for Red Bull. The presence of KERS for Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen make the two McLaren’s a daunting force off the starting line. This will prevent Rubens Barrichello, in third, and Sebastian Vettel, in fourth, will have a lot of work to do to get around them.

While the title hangs on the points collection over the next seven races, the McLaren’s could be set to take the coveted 12 points for a win that Red Bull so desperately need to catch the Braw GP of Jenson Button. This will add a unique dynamic to the final half of the season as McLaren are effectively out of the championship contention.

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:38.649 1:38.182 1:39.498
2. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:38.816 1:38.230 1:39.532
3. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:39.019 1:38.076 1:39.563
4. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:39.295 1:38.273 1:39.789
5. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:38.531 1:38.601 1:39.821
6. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:38.843 1:38.782 1:40.144
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:39.039 1:38.346 1:40.185
8. Alonso Renault (B) 1:39.155 1:38.717 1:40.236
9. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:38.983 1:38.625 1:40.239
10. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:38.806 1:38.747 1:40.512
11. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:39.032 1:38.826
12. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:39.145 1:38.846
13. Glock Toyota (B) 1:39.459 1:38.991
14. Grosjean Renault (B) 1:39.322 1:39.040
15. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:38.912 1:39.514
16. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:39.531
17. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:39.795
18. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:39.807
19. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:39.925
20. Badoer Ferrari (B) 1:41.413

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