Monday, October 15, 2007

Japanese GP: Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton take the pole. Followed by teammate Fernando Alonso and the two Ferrari's of Raikkonen and Massa.

Qualifying goes ahead at murky Mt. Fuji Sep.29 (GMM)
A murky Fuji Speedway hosted qualifying on Saturday, but only after plenty of uncertainty about whether the conditions would allow it.

Morning practice had been called off because the medical helicopter could not fly in the low cloud, and the weather had not substantially improved at 2pm.

The cars did exit the pits as scheduled, but only after stewards had busily devised contingency plans -- including the possibility of Sunday morning qualifying.

Lewis Hamilton narrowly captured pole from his McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso, and said he wouldn't mind if Japan stays wet for the race.

"I hope it is, but I'm not bothered either way," said the Briton.

2007 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Pos Driver Team QTime
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.368
2 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.438
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:25.516
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:25.765
5 Nick Heidfeld BMW 1:26.505
6 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:26.728
7 Jenson Button Honda 1:26.913
8 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:26.914
9 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 1:26.973
10 Robert Kubica BMW 1:27.225
Q2 disqualified
11 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:26.033
12 Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1:26.232
13 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:26.247
14 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:26.253
15 Vitantonio Liuzzi STR-Ferrari 1:26.948
16 Ralf Schumacher Toyota No time
Q1 disqualified
17 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:27.323
18 Alexander Wurz Williams-Toyota 1:27.454
19 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 1:27.564
20 Adrian Sutil Spyker-Ferrari 1:28.628
21 Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:28.792
22 Sakon Yamamoto Spyker-Ferrari 1:29.668