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GP Japan McLaren Mercedes Gets Pole

McLaren 1-2 in Qualifying in Japan

Hamilton made a fantastic last lap, last possible run to go past Kimi and Alonzo to take the pole.

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That was a great lap in the wet. Let's hope Hamilton and Alonso don't take each other out in the first corner. Honorary mention: Sebastian Vettel.

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.489 1:24.753 1:25.368 30
2 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.379 1:24.806 1:25.438 27
3 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:25.390 1:24.988 1:25.516 29
4 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:25.359 1:25.049 1:25.765 29
5 9 Nick Heidfeld BMW 1:25.971 1:25.248 1:26.505 30
6 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:26.579 1:25.816 1:26.728 33
7 7 Jenson Button Honda 1:26.614 1:25.454 1:26.913 31
8 15 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:25.970 1:25.535 1:26.914 29
9 19 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 1:26.025 1:25.909 1:26.973 33
10 10 Robert Kubica BMW 1:26.300 1:25.530 1:27.225 33
11 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:26.909 1:26.033 17
12 4 Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1:27.223 1:26.232 17
13 14 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:26.904 1:26.247 21
14 12 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:26.711 1:26.253 21
15 18 Vitantonio Liuzzi STR-Ferrari 1:27.234 1:26.948 22
16 11 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:27.191 No time 10
17 8 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:27.323 10
18 17 Alexander Wurz Williams-Toyota 1:27.454 10
19 23 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 1:27.564 10
20 20 Adrian Sutil Spyker-Ferrari 1:28.628 10
21 22 Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:28.792 10
22 21 Sakon Yamamoto Spyker-Ferrari 1:29.668 10
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Jeez, I have to get into training so I can start staying up til 4am again. This better be a good race.

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IMO, Alonso finally got what he deserved. With this win, Hamilton should be 2007 World Champion.

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2007 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
Provisional Results Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 67 Winner 1 10
2 4 Heikki Kovalainen Renault 67 +8.3 secs 11 8
3 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 67 +9.4 secs 3 6
4 14 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 67 +20.2 secs 12 5
5 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 67 +38.8 secs 10 4
6 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 67 +49.0 secs 4 3
7 10 Robert Kubica BMW 67 +49.2 secs 9 2
8 18 Vitantonio Liuzzi STR-Ferrari 67 +55.6 secs 22 1
9 20 Adrian Sutil Spyker-Ferrari 67 +60.1 secs 19
10 8 Rubens Barrichello Honda 67 +88.3 secs 16
11 7 Jenson Button Honda 67 +1 Lap 6
12 21 Sakon Yamamoto Spyker-Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 21
13 12 Jarno Trulli Toyota 66 +1 Lap 13
14 9 Nick Heidfeld BMW 65 +2 Laps 5
15 22 Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 65 +2 Laps 20
Ret 11 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 55 +12 Laps 14
Ret 23 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 54 +13 Laps 18
Ret 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 49 +18 Laps 15
Ret 19 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 46 Collision 8
Ret 15 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 45 Collision 7
Ret 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 41 Accident 2
Ret 17 Alexander Wurz Williams-Toyota 19 +48 Laps 17
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Jeez, I have to get into training so I can start staying up til 4am again. This better be a good race.
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Over here in Australia the races or on between 10:30PM to 5AM.

Unfortunately I assumed the race would be delayed broadcast like normal at 10:30PM and turned on the TV to find it on in the afternoon. I started watching from the point where Webber was taken out by Vettel.

Damn network 10 coverage

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Yeah - Mondays at work after GP races are hell aren't they Andrew?

Hopefully this gives Hamilton enough breathing space to take the title. Personally I think Ferarri should be penalised for not following the rules and for starting the race on the wrong tyres. It was clearly unsafe because Massa lost control several times. Their actions could have resulted in a Ferrari taking out unfairly another car or injury. It was gamesmanship of the worst order. Their claim that "they didn't know" is incredulous when every other team were aware of the rules as were the race commentators. Clearly they were pusing the boundaries of the rules and F1 should clamp down on that especially when the conditions are so treacherous and safety should be the first priority. Indeed that is why the safety car was there in the first place.

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Personally I think Ferarri should be penalised for not following the rules and for starting the race on the wrong tyres. It was clearly unsafe because Massa lost control several times. Their actions could have resulted in a Ferrari taking out unfairly another car or injury.
I think Ferrari should lose constructor's points from this race. It's no different than Hungary 07. Todd's "bla-bla-bla-CAN"T HEAR YOU-bla-bla-bla" is annoying

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Yeah - Mondays at work after GP races are hell aren't they Andrew?

Hopefully this gives Hamilton enough breathing space to take the title. Personally I think Ferarri should be penalised for not following the rules and for starting the race on the wrong tyres. It was clearly unsafe because Massa lost control several times. Their actions could have resulted in a Ferrari taking out unfairly another car or injury. It was gamesmanship of the worst order. Their claim that "they didn't know" is incredulous when every other team were aware of the rules as were the race commentators. Clearly they were pusing the boundaries of the rules and F1 should clamp down on that especially when the conditions are so treacherous and safety should be the first priority. Indeed that is why the safety car was there in the first place.

A great drive by Raikky. From last to third was a brilliant effort.

Ferrari did not receive tyre notification in timeFerrari have claimed their Japanese Grand Prix was ruined by a late communication from stewards ordering all cars to start the race on extreme wet-weather tyres.

Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa, third and fourth on the grid, both took to the circuit on standard wets, but were then forced to pit, dropping them to the back of the field and severely compromising their chances of challenging for victory.

“After a few laps, we were informed of a decision of the stewards that demanded the use of extreme wets,” said team principal Jean Todt. “The team had not been informed and only after the race, did we find that an e-mail had been sent to Stefano Domenicali which arrived after the start of the race. We were amazed and had to immediately call in the drivers to the pits to change tyres.”

Despite the setback, both Ferraris finished in the points. Raikkonen, in particular, drove a storming race to finish third, keeping his championship hopes alive. Massa was less fortunate. The Brazilian picked up a drive-through penalty for overtaking under the safety car and eventually came home sixth, putting him out of contention for the title
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I agree with Astin, ALL the other teams got the info... even the ITV commentators got the info how can ferrari possibly NOT get the info?? Suck shit to Ferrari but i feel bad for Kimi, he could've won the race...poor Webber too, how pissed off was he?
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