Originally Posted by UltimateBMW
I'd also like to say that though he got penalized, regardless of his Q3 lap, Hamilton was putting down some mighty laps this qualifying. I just hope this penalty doesn't get him off his game and that he can keep his head clear for the race. If he finally gets the luck he is due, you could definitely get back into the points.
And congrats to Maldonado for his career first pole. I don't really like the guy, but it is quite an accomplishment to get a pole in F1. Especially with his present company.
i am unclear on something
is the 1L sample given at the end of each Qualifying session and end of the race? or just the end of Q3 and the race?