German Grand Prix – Saturday Qualifying

I am oh-so-pissed at Star Sports for choosing not to telecast the Saturday Qualifying session of the 2006 German Formula 1 Grand Prix . They instead chose to telecast a run-of-the-mill cricket match being played out by Bangladesh & Zimbabwe .

Kimi Raikkonen

I thus missed out on the first pole for McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen at the hockenheim circuit. The finn lapped around the track in 1 Min 14 secs, just ahead of the Ferrari duo of Michael Schumacher & Felipe Massa.

McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen took his first pole position of the season at the German Grand Prix.The Finn set a lap of one minute 14.070 seconds to beat Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari by just over 0.2secs.

Schumacher’s title rival Fernando Alonso could manage only seventh place as his Renault team struggled. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was third with the revived Hondas of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello next, sandwiching Renault’s Giancarlo Fisichella.

Sources: Formula1 | BBC | GrandPrix

And with the Renaults as far back as that, It looks all pretty for Michael. Particularly with Massa just behind him acting as a show-stopper & party-pooper 👿 And though Kimi has the Pole, I doubt whether the McLaren has the reliability or the speed to take the Chequered Flag! It all depends on Fuel loads & tyres and should be a cracker of a race! Go Kimi Go

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