Hamilton surprised by Ferrari's pace

PUBLISHED: 12:27 25 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:22 26 October 2009

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LEWIS Hamilton was disappointed not to secure a front row spot for today s Monaco Grand Prix. The 23-year-old McLaren marvel was only third fastest in qualifying around the narrow streets of Monte Carlo. He finished another exciting qualifying sessions be

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LEWIS Hamilton was disappointed not to secure a front row spot for today's Monaco Grand Prix.

The 23-year-old McLaren marvel was only third fastest in qualifying around the narrow streets of Monte Carlo.

He finished another exciting qualifying sessions behind both Ferrari drivers having been quickest in Thursday's practice sessions.

Felipe Massa will start from pole position with defending world champ Kimi Raikkonen second.

Hamilton said: "For sure we anticipated we would be a little bit quicker.

"I guess we were surprised by the Ferraris' pace."

However, the Tewin racer added: "I think we did a solid job.

"Both my laps were quite good. I was quite happy with the way the whole session went. There were no problems with traffic.

"We lost a little bit in the last sector but generally the car felt good and I felt I strung together two solid laps but the time just wasn't there."

Insisting he has the right race strategy,

Hamilton added: "We will push really hard in the race and I am sure we will be able to compete."

After 78 laps today, F1 fan will find out how competitive Hamilton really is.


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