KIMI rockets to HOCKENHEIM pole

Kimi Raikkonen delivered on McLaren’s form so far this weekend by taking a comfortable pole position for the German Grand Prix.

Juan Pablo Montoya looked set to challenge his team-mate for the top spot when he threw his chances away with a spin turning into the final corner.

The big surprise of the session was the performance of Jenson Button, who will join Raikkonen on the front row.

Fernando Alonso kept himself in good shape in terms of the championship endgame by qualifying third, just ahead of Renault team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella.

Michael Schumacher used the softer Bridgestone tyre compound to qualify fifth.

Starting grid for the German Grand Prix

1. RAIKKONEN McLaren 1m14.320s

2. BUTTON BAR 1m14.759s

3. ALONSO Renault 1m14.904s

4. FISICHELLA Renault 1m14.927s

5. M.SCHUMACHER Ferrari 1m15.006s

6. WEBBER Williams 1m15.070s

7. HEIDFELD Williams 1m15.403s

8. SATO BAR 1m15.501s

9. TRULLI Toyota 1m15.532s

10. KLIEN Red Bull 1m15.635s

11. COULTHARD Red Bull 1m15.679s

12. R.SCHUMACHER Toyota 1m15.689s

13. MASSA Sauber 1m16.009s

14. VILLENEUVE Sauber 1m16.012s

15. BARRICHELLO Ferrari 1m16.230s

16. ALBERS Minardi 1m17.519s

17. DOORNBOS Minardi 1m18.313s

18. MONTEIRO Jordan 1m18.599s

19. KARTHIKEYAN Jordan no time

20. MONTOYA McLaren no time


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