Kimi Raikkonen will start his bid for a hat-trick of Formula One victories from pole position at the Nurburgring, but qualifying for the European Grand Prix was overshadowed by Lewis Hamilton's high-speed accident.

The Briton's off - in which Hamilton is understood to have escaped unhurt - caused a lengthy delay in proceedings, before Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso battled over top spot.

Alonso will share the front row with Raikkonen, while Hamilton will start tenth, if permitted to do so by the medical team.

Full report and result to follow...

 

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