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Alonso in Pole for Monaco GP

At the end of the final qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix, double world champion Fernando Alonso edged out teammate, Lewis Hamilton, by less than 0.2 seconds to take pole position. Alonso’s time was 1min 15.726s compared with Hamilton’s 1:15.905.

Lewis Hamilton

Pole position is particularly important in Monte Carlo because of the difficulty of overtaking on the narrow, winding circuit.

Although Hamilton has missed out on his first pole, he starts his first Monaco Grand Prix on the front row, an amazing achievement for a comparative newcomer, though maybe not so unexpected given his explosive start to the season.

“To start my first F1 race here from the front row is amazing, and for the team to have a one-two is fantastic,” he said. “I love driving an F1 car round here.”

Let’s wish him luck for the race itself.

2 Responses to “Alonso in Pole for Monaco GP”

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  2. The race has been run. Not the most exciting, and I’m sure you, Clive, are very pleased with the result. You might remember my preferences… I am not pleased.

    Regarding the practice and qualifying sessions, most of us see them on television (except for a few privileged people, like my friend the vintage racer… the s.o.b. is over there for the race).

    My note is about the difference between the commentary on SPEED TV and TSN. The jocular, somewhat slovely coverage on SPEED is tremendously annoying, especially in the slack-jawed idiotic comments by David Hobbs.

    In comparison, the smart, respectful, knowledgeable commentary by the TSN team, at least in Canada, is refreshing. Especially the “insider” information that often comes first from Canada’s Gerry Donaldson.

    Somebody please put a sock in David Hobbs maw.

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