Published on July 6th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Lewis Hamilton On Pole Position Ahead Of Vettel
Lewis Hamilton stands his best chance of winning a race for his new Mercedes team after beating local hero Sebastian Vettel in a tense fight to secure pole position for today’s German Grand Prix here.
But this was no easy success yesterday. First Hamilton had struggled with the set-up of his car, and then Mercedes misjudged the evolution of the track’s grip during the second qualifying session, so that British GP winner, Nico Rosberg, was in the pits during a flurry of late improvements and thus got bumped out of the third session which decides the top 10.
The performance of Pirelli’s revised tyres has removed much of the spectre of Silverstone that hung over the start of the weekend, when the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association said that any repeat of the explosive punctures that were such a feature of the British GP last Sunday would prompt them to withdraw from the race.. It could be one of the most open races for the year.