Lewis Hamilton in
pole position for the U.S. Grand Prix
The British Formula-1 wonder
Lewis Hamilton will start first today at the Indianapolis for
the US Grand Prix.
success of Hamilton in snatching the pole position from Fernando
Alonso may as well be a victory for the video game industry,
proving that playing games is not necessarily a waste of time.
While Alonso was the fastest in both practices on Friday, the
qualifier had Lewis Hamilton written all over with time of one
minute 12.331 seconds. A good day for McLaren-Mercedes as the
teammates own first row at the US Grand Prix.
And just like any major sporting event,
the U.S. Grand Prix has its own set of rumours. According to the
Spanish newspaper Diario As, Lewis Hamilton must have been
analyzing the data from Fernando Alonso's driving on Friday,
otherwise the British driver could not have won the pole
position, quote: "He studies (Alonso's) braking points, where he
turns, every detail, and because he is a very good driver and
because McLaren is a very good team he is able to dispute for
Fernando Alonso did express concern
earlier this week over the sharing of telemetry among the
McLaren-Mercedes drivers. Alonso commented that he also believes
that his and other teammate's (Pedro de la Rosa) driving data
helped Lewis Hamilton.
Accusations of this kind would put even
more pressure on Hamilton to win the U.S. Grand Prix and prove
once again that he is ready to win his first Formula 1 driver
The U.K. online bookmaker
Bet365 continues to favour Lewis
Hamilton with odds to win the US Grand Prix at 8/11, followed by
Fernando Alonso with odds of 11/10. Underdog is Christijan
Albers with odds of 2500/1.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will
host the US Grand Prix this Sunday with a start time set at
1:00pm EST. The weather prognosis for Indianapolis today is
mostly sunny and the Formula 1 race is expected to start on
Published on 06/17/2007