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Italian GP: Fernando Alonso takes pole, Raikkonen OK after crash

Kimi Raikkonen crashes at 200mph, Fernando Alonso takes pole position followed by Lewis Hamilton for the start of the Italian Grand Prix.

Italian GP: Fernando Alonso takes pole, Raikkonen OK after crash Kimi Raikkonen escaped unhurt the awful crash on Saturday, during the Italian Grand Prix qualifiers. The Ferrari driver hit a tire wall during the final F1 practice, the car completely destroyed on impact, but Raikkonen was able to get out of the Ferrari without any assistance and walk back to the pit. The reason for the accident remains unknown. The crash left Kimi Raikkonen at fifth starting position for the Formula 1 race tomorrow.

 Meanwhile Fernando Alonso (McLaren) took the pole position with less than a second ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, who will start second at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Felipe Massa was third, followed by Nick Heidfeld with BMW.

 The Italian Grand Prix will start on Sunday at 2:00 pm local time. Fernando Alonso remains the favorite to win the race with odds 1/2 by the British online bookmaker Bet365, followed by Lewis Hamilton at 5/2 and Felipe Massa listed at 6/1. Odds on the Kimi Raikkonen to win the Italian Grand Prix are 12/1.

Published on 09/08/2007

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