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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 August 2006, 13:20 GMT 14:20 UK
Schumi woe as Raikkonen nets pole
Michael Schumacher
1 K Raikkonen (McLaren)
2 F Massa (Ferrari)
3 R Barrichello (Honda)
4 P De La Rosa (McLaren)
5 M Webber (Williams)
6 R Schumacher (Toyota)
7 G Fisichella (Renault)
8 J Trulli (Toyota)

Hungarian GP, 6 August, 1300 BST

Kimi Raikkonen took pole for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix as title rivals Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso felt the effects of time penalties.

Raikkonen stole the show in the dying moments of qualifying with a time of one minute 19.599 seconds.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa was second, while team-mate Schumacher had to settle for 11th after a two-second penalty given after Saturday practice.

Renault's Alonso starts 15th after incurring the same penalty on Friday.

Alonso, who has seen his world championship lead whittled down to just 11 points by Schumacher, was penalised for a deliberate brake test and for overtaking under a flag during second practice.

Schumacher looked set to inflict more points damage on the world champion this weekend before also being docked two seconds for overtaking two cars under red flags during Saturday's final practice.

Whatever anyone says, it is still a pole and I think I can have a very good race

Kimi Raikkonen

"I'm incredibly angry, but I have to blame myself," said the German, while Ferrari's technical director Ross Brawn added: "I don't think there is an explanation - he made a mistake."

Schumacher starts Sunday's race four places ahead of Alonso, having benefited from Jenson Button's practice misery.

The Englishman took 14th place in qualifying following a 10-place penalty for an unscheduled engine change after his Honda burst into flames in final practice.

"It's very frustrating that I will be starting from 14th on the grid because of the engine failure in the morning, even more so as the car is looking good," said Button.

"This is a hard circuit to overtake on but I'm going to go out there, enjoy the race and see what we can do."

Raikkonen's last-gasp lap denied Massa his maiden pole position by 0.267secs but the Brazillian still lines up second.

Afterwards Raikkonen refused to let Schumacher's time penalty overshadow his 11th career pole.

But Raikkonen said: "Whatever anyone says, it is still a pole and I think I can have a very good race but you never know what's going to happen in F1.


"It was tough and I don't think it makes any difference about Michael - if you don't respect the rules that's what happens in racing."

Rubens Barrichello gave Honda hope of a podium return with a late lap to take third, while the other McLaren of Pedro de la Rosa is fourth.

Williams' Mark Webber briefly held second before slipping down the order to fifth on the grid, with Ralf Schumacher's Toyota starting alongside in sixth.

Meanwhile, Jacques Villeneuve's replacement at BMW Sauber - Robert Kubica - out-qualified team-mate Nick Heidfeld on his way to ninth place on the grid.

And Scotsman David Coulthard will have his work cut out if he is to score points from 12th in his Red Bull.

American Scott Speed was forced to drop a place on the grid to 20th after impeding another driver in qualifying.

Race stewards said in a statement that the Toro Rosso driver had been stripped of his three fastest qualifying lap times, allowing Super Aguri's Takuma Sato to mov up to 19th.

Grid for Hungarian Grand Prix following qualifying on Saturday:

1. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.599 2. Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari 1:19.886
3. Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda 1:20.085
4. Pedro de la Rosa (Spa) McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.117
5. Mark Webber (AUS) Williams-BMW 1:20.266
6. Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota 1:20.759
7. Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Renault 1:20.924
8. Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota 1:21.132
9. Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 1:22.049
10. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1:20.623
11. Michael Schumacher **(Ger) Ferrari 1:20.875
12. David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull 1:20.890
13. Christian Klien (Aut) Red Bull 1:21.207
14. Jenson Button * (GB) Honda 1:20.092
15. Fernando Alonso **(Spa) Renault 1:21.364
16. Tiago Monteiro (Por) Midland 1:23.767
17. Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita) Toro Rosso 1:22.068
18. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-BMW 1:22.084
19. Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri 1:22.967
20. Scott Speed *** (USA) Toro Rosso 1:22.317
21. Sakon Yamamoto (Jpn) Super Aguri 1:24.016
22. Christijan Albers *(Ned) Midland 1:23.146

* 10-place penalty for unscheduled engine

**Given a two-second penalty

*** Drops a place after impeding another driver in qualifying

Hungarian GP qualifying as it happened
05 Aug 06 |  Formula One
Ferrari set searing practice pace
04 Aug 06 |  Formula One
Alonso penalty adds to team woes
04 Aug 06 |  Formula One
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30 Jul 06 |  Formula One


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