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Valencia pole for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton headed a McLaren-Mercedes one-two in qualifying for Sunday's European Grand Prix at Valencia.

Hamilton topped the times with a 1 minute 39.498 second lap - 0.034 seconds up on his team-mate, Heikki Kovalainen.

Rubens Barrichello was third for Brawn GP followed by Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel and championship leader, Jenson Button.

Kimi Raikkonen took sixth for Ferrari, albeit more than six tenths off the pace, with Nico Rosberg seventh for Williams and local star, Fernando Alonso eighth in his Renault.

Mark Webber and Robert Kubica rounded out the top ten.

Full report and qualifying times to follow...





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FooAtari .

August 22, 2009 3:01 PM

"Even though I'm an MS hater" How old are you? Who says that? What's a "hater" for a start. Im no fan of MS, but wouldn't go as far as saying I hate them. And certainly would go about saying I'm a hater (where did that term come from anyway...) like it's something to be proud of.

MichaelE - Unregistered

August 22, 2009 4:11 PM

Everytime LH does something special I love it. I really tire of guys like Andrew who doesn't give the reighning WDC any respect. He sounds ridiculous! It makes me wonder how much knowledge of F1 he really has!! :p



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