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France 2008: Qualifying Result

France 2008: Qualifying Result

Kimi Raikkonen has lead the Ferraris to lock out the front row for the grid for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Ferraris have done well around Magny Cours in the last few years, and this result for the team only adds to the complications faced by McLaren, who are dealing with a ten-place grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton. Combined with a lack of pace from Heikki Kovalainen and the Woking-squad aren’t looking too hot at the moment.

BMW were really off the pace as well, Nick Heidfeld failing to get into the Q3 and Robert Kubica qualifying in seventh. Honda fell out early on, only keeping themselves ahead of the Force Indias who hogged the back row. Both Toyotas got through to the final session and Fernando Alonso did well and will line up fourth (third on the grid due to Hamilton’s demotion). A full report will be posted soon.

France 2008: Qualifying Results

1. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m16.449s Q3
2. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m16.490s Q3
*3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m16.693s Q3
4. Fernando Alonso Renault 1m.16.840s Q3
5. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m16.920s Q3
6. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m16.944s Q3
7. Robert Kubica BMW 1m17.037s Q3
8. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m17.233s Q3
9. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1m17.426s Q3
10. Timo Glock Toyota 1m17.596s Q3
11. Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1m15.770s Q2
12. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1m15.786s Q2
13. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m15.816s Q2
14. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m16.045s Q2
**15. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m16.235s Q2
16. Kazuki Nakajima Williams 1m16.243s Q1
17. Jenson Button Honda 1m16.306s Q1
18. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m16.330s Q1
19. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m16.971s Q1
20. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m17.053s Q1

*Lewis Hamilton will move back 10 places due to a penalty received after the Canadian Grand Prix.

**Nico Rosberg will move back 10 places due to a penalty received after the Canadian Grand Prix.

This is BlogF1’s 1000th post, by the way.

Oliver White

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