Hamilton on Pole

Hamilton on Pole

Lewis Hamilton snatched the eighth pole position of his career with a brave last-ditch lap in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

McLaren driver Hamilton, the current world championship leader, grabbed pole with a time of one minute 17.886 seconds to deny Robert Kubica of BMW Sauber, the Polish driver who had himself taken top spot in the shootout for tomorrow’s starting grid positions moments before with a lap of 1:18.498.

Ferrari’s world champion Kimi Raikkonen, three points behind Hamilton in this year’s title race, took third place in the grid with 1:18.735 while Fernando Alonso of Renault will start the race alongside the Finn in fourth after a lap of 1:18.746.

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