Kimi Raikkonen takes the pole position at the European Granp Prix
The Finn did it again! Kimi Raikkonen took the lead into the qualifying session and tomorrow will start the European Grand Prix from the pole position.
Lewis Hamilton had a terrible accident.He got a front-right wheel failure and at scarcely diminished speed the McLaren bounced over the gravel trap before impacting hard into the tyre wall.
McLaren Mercedes are very happy to confirm that Lewis Hamilton is completely uninjured following his accident during today’s qualifying at the Nürburgring.
Following a thorough examination at the on-track medical centre, he was flown to the Koblenz Bundeswehr Hospital where he underwent a full pre-cautionary CT scan which proved to be entirely normal.
Lewis has no bruises and is highly motivated to race tomorrow.
As is normal, a final sign-off by the FIA Medical Delegate Gary Hartstein will take place tomorrow morning which the team believes will be positive.If cleared to race, he will start from 10th position with the same fuel load as he started qualifying with.
Ferrari’s second driver finished on the 3rd place, overtaking the Bmw Sauber’s drivers N. Heidfeld(4th) and R. Kubica (5th).Mark Webber had a very good race and finished on 6th place with 1m 32.476s.He was followed closely by Renault’s H. Kovalainen.
Both of the Toyota drivers placed in the Top 10 today. Jarno Trulli was 8th and Ralf Schumacher 9th.McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton closed the top 10.
Nico Rosberg and Alex Wurz placed their Williams cars on 11th respectively 12th place.Behind them was Renault’s Giancarlo Fisichella followed by Honda’s Rubens Barrichello.
Behind Barrichello finished the two Super Aguri cars, driven by Anthony Davidson(1m 32.451s) and Takuma Sato (1m 32.838s) .
Honda’s driver Jenson Button finished behind the Super Aguri cars with 1m 32.983s .Speed and Liuzzi placed their Torro Rosso cars on 18th repectively 19th place.
David Coulthard had a very bad day finishing on the 20th position.Again on the last places were Spyker’s drivers. Sutil finished on the 21th place and the big hope of the team, M. Winkelhock was last.