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“It was a stunning lap and a great example of driver and car being in perfect harmony. Heikki later commented that the lap didn't feel that quick – but this was simply because he drove impeccably and the car responded faultlessly to every one of his inputs. A fantastic achievement and a terrific feeling.”

Andy Latham
Race engineer, Lewis Hamilton

“My first pole for a car I was working on was when I was an assistant engineer on Kimi Raikkonen's car at the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix.

“Back then, qualifying was an aggregate of a low-fuel and a high-fuel run. After Q1, it was very tight between us and Fernando Alonso. With race fuel in the car, Kimi then went 0.5s quicker, so I remember us feeling pretty confident for the race I remember. Unfortunately, a driveshaft failure on lap eight brought that feeling to an abrupt end.

“My first pole as a race engineer was in Montreal in 2010 with Lewis. He was fastest in every qualifying session and proved again just how much he likes the Canada circuit. I remember there being some discussion after qualifying about how long the tyres would last because we had qualified using the Option, and Red Bull, just behind us, had chosen the Prime.

“A slightly nervous night was followed by a great race from Lewis, who overtook Fernando Alonso in the second stint and then led the rest of the race.”


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