The British race track offered the pole position to a British citizen: the best of the best a.k.a. Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton demonstrated everyone that he must have the last word.HE obtained the pole position in the Lewis style.As we know when he wins a pole position the next day race is already won.
First Alonso had the lead when he made a setting to run with the harder Bridgestone tyres.But he was overtaken by Kimi Raikkonen who set 1m 20.099s.Raikkonen’s team-mate, Felipe Massa was a little bit slower finishing on the 4th position.
Robert Kubica kept his BMW monopost in its habitual 5th place despite gearbox problems while his team-mate Nick Heidfeld struggled with tyres and set-up and found himself 9th, which is unusually far back for the German.
The big surprise was Ralf Schumacher in 6th, who achieved his best qualifying result of the year as Toyota maintained the form it showed at Silverstone in the recent test.
Ralf Schumacher’s Toyota achieved its best time in this championship finishing on the 6th place (1m 20.516s) and the Renault s of Heikki Kovalainen (1m 20.721s) and Giancarlo Fisichella (1m 20.775s) separating him from his team mate,Jarno Trulli,who the last man in the top 10 .
Next were the 2 Red Bull monoposts who had a really bad day.This also wasn’t a great day for Honda: Jenson Button failed to get through Q1, and Rubens Barichello finished on 14th place.Right behind Button was Super Aguri’s Anthony Davidson from a team that has a tiny budget compared to Honda F1. Davidson spun his Super Aguri after recording 1m 21.448s.
Scott Speed was 15th in his Toro Rosso while Tonio Liuzzi was right behind him despite a gearshift problem in Q2, which meant he could not have a decent run.
Adrian Sutil, Takuma Sato and Christijan Albers finished off the grid.