Archive for May, 2009
Lewis Hamilton didn’t have the best of qualifyings for the Monaco grand prix by hitting the barrier with his left rear wheel in Qualifying 1, breaking the suspension. At least he did have a good timed lap in before which would nearly have gotten him through to Q2 (but he wouldn’t have been allowed to re-join in Q2 though).
This is very unfortunate as Lewis was doing very well in practice and looked to qualify in the top few positions. This could potentially have been the McLaren comeback by getting a podium. The new rear wing also seemed to help. The slight gap in the middle of the rear wing can be seem in the above image.
This exclusive video shows breakthrough in the McLaren Mercedes rear wing which has shaved off between 0.3 and 0.4 seconds a lap compared to the car which raced in Barcelona and you also hear exclusively from Martin Whitmarsh, the Team Principal for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.
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Lewis Hamilton qualified in 14th position for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona tomorrow.
The updates to the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 racing car didn’t seem to help Lewis or Kovalainen, who qualified in 18th position. I think the main reason the updated parts haven’t had a bigger impact is that the parts could not be tested on the track and there were only a few improvements to the car relative to other teams who brought larger changes.