Belgian GP - Lewis on pole

Good job by Lewis to get pole at the best track in F1.

Lewis Hamilton“I’m really happy about my pole position. We’ve got a great car and the atmosphere within the team at home in Woking and here at the circuit is fantastic. After Valencia we knew we had to improve and that’s what we did. Today’s outcome is also a result of this great preparation and I felt very comfortable when we came here. First, I decided to drive with the harder compound, but obviously the option tyre was the better one. Today I gave it my all and so did the team. At the beginning of my first lap, I locked up my right front wheel for a moment, but afterwards I didn’t make any mistakes. I’m confident for tomorrow’s race.”

Heikki Kovalainen“A good weekend so far and we were able to improve throughout. Today’s qualifying was fairly straightforward; however, in the end, I didn’t quite do enough to make it onto the front row. I didn’t make any mistakes on my lap, but obviously I lost a bit of time in the middle sector.  Anyway, tomorrow is where it counts and I’m feeling optimistic.”

Ron Dennis"First and third is a pretty good qualifying result by anyone's standards, and it has set us up for what we hope will be a highly competitive showing tomorrow. We think we've worked out a decent race strategy, and we're confident that both Lewis and Heikki will therefore be in good shape. There was a bit of a fuel difference between them today, so you can conclude that both of them did a fine job."

Norbert Haug“A very impressive pole lap by Lewis. With him being in first and Heikki in third position on the grid, we have achieved a great result. It’s Lewis’s 11th pole in his 30th Grand Prix and his 17th start from the front row, which is quite an impressive score. Hopefully we can make best use of these positions tomorrow. Thanks to everybody in the team – first and foremost to Lewis and to Heikki for a very good job.”

Results of qualifying from Spa

1 - Lewis Hamilton2 - Felipe Massa3 - Heikki Kovalainen4 - Kimi Raikkonen5 - Nick Heidfeld6 - Fernando Alonso7 - Mark Webber8 - Robert Kubica9 - Sebastian Bourdais10 - Sebastien Vettel11 - Jarno Trulli12 - Nelsinho Piquet13 - Timo Glock14 - David Coulthard15 - Nico Rosberg16 - Rubens Barrichello17 - Jenson Button18 - Adrian Sutil19 - Kazuki Nakajima20 - Giancarlo Fisichella

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