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Massa takes Valencia pole.

Felipe Massa added pole position for the inaugural European Grand Prix on the streets of Valencia to that which he took in Monaco, after a last-ditch lap toppled Lewis Hamilton from P1.

The Briton had used his second set of tyres to improve the benchmark to 1min 39.199secs, but only had to wait a matter of moments before Massa came across the line to shave a couple of tenths from the mark.

Robert Kubica also improved under the chequered flag to claim the inside of row three, pushing Massa's Ferrari team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen, back to fourth. Like Hamilton, however, the Finn might not be too disappointed, as the grid lines up with its even numbered positions on what is expected to be the cleaner side of the road.

Heikki Kovalainen slotted into fifth with the last lap of the session, but there was to be no shock from either Sebastian Vettel or Jarno Trulli, who had dominated the first two phases of the session. The German found himself demoted to sixth by the late improvements elsewhere, while Trulli will share row four with BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld. Nico Rosberg and Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top ten.

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