Hamilton grabs pole for German GP
Lewis Hamilton secured his second pole position in succession when he grabbed pole position in the final seconds of qualifying for Sunday's German Grand Prix. NURBURGRING, Germany – Lewis Hamilton secured his second pole position in succession on Saturday when, just a week after his dazzling feat at Silverstone, he did the same again in the final seconds of qualifying for Sunday's German Grand Prix. The 28-year-old Briton, world champion in 2008, clocked a fastest lap of one minute 29.398 seconds in his Mercedes to outpace nearest rival Sebastian Vettel by one-tenth of a second in a dramatic finale to a tense hour's action.
Vettel's Red Bull team-mate Australian Mark Webber was third fastest ahead of Finn Kimi Raikkonen and his Lotus team-mate Frenchman Romain Grosjean. In an unexpectedly brilliant display of pace, F1's second Australian Daniel Ricciardo qualified sixth for Toro Rosso ahead of the two Ferraris of Brazilian Felipe Massa and Spaniard Fernando Alonso - the Italian team having changed strategy to run on medium-hard tyres in the third qualifying session.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Star