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Hamilton make shock exit in Q2

Lewis Hamilton was the high-profile casualty in part two of Australian GP qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton's eventful Australian Grand Prix weekend continued in the second phase of knock-out qualifying after he failed to lap fast enough to make the top ten shoot-out.

The Briton found himself playing catch-up after aborting an early flying lap and, despite hauling himself into the top ten next time he ventured out, he was on ageing tyres when he needed to respond to improvements around him towards the end of the 15-minute session. His fate was sealed, however, when his fuel load prevented a final effort, leaving the 2008 world champion eleventh and done for the day.

Hamilton joins Toro Rosso team-mates Sebastien Buemi (twelfth) and Jaime Alguersuari (17th), the two Saubers - Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi taking 14th and 16th respectively - Tonio Liuzzi and Nico Hulkenberg in missing the cut.

The pace was again set by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, with team-mate Mark Webber claiming second spot ahead of Fernando Alonso and Hamilton's McLaren team-mate Jenson Button. Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher will also feature in the battle for pole, along with Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello, Force India's Adrian Sutil and Renault's Robert Kubica.



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Cris - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 7:19 AM

Lets wait a little bit for Hamilton defenders in crash.. Let us expect that they will just say "Hamilton has an acceptable reason for not making it to Q2, hes car got problems, bla bla bla", but what if Jenson didnt make it to Q2.. People will just say, "Jenson is just not fast enough and Hamilton is just way faster than JB, its not the car, its JB". Just look how pathetic Lewis's fanboys in crash. Maybe Hamilton is just too hard on the tyres, ask JB for tips to conserve tires, you might learn a thing or two. We will never know the real reason, but for LH fanboys, its for sure its not Lewis! Cause he is the best F1 driver ever!!!

Jumper289 - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 7:18 AM

Haha! very funny "arrested" yes I geddit but consider this...if it had been Hunt the Shunt he would got out the car,decked the rozzas,lit a cigarette,walked off arm in arm with a couple of brolly dollys to the nearest nightclub,got bladdered and still stuck on pole!



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