Slideshow: Hamilton third in qualifying for Turkish GP

PUBLISHED: 17:51 10 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:08 26 October 2009

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LEWIS Hamilton will start tomorrow s Turkish Grand Prix from the second row of the grid. The 23-year-old Tewin tyro was third quickest in today s qualifying session at the Istanbul circuit. Incredibly, Hamilton was denied a front row spot by Vodafone McLa

Lewis Hamilton

LEWIS Hamilton will start tomorrow's Turkish Grand Prix from the second row of the grid.

The 23-year-old Tewin tyro was third quickest in today's qualifying session at the Istanbul circuit.

Incredibly, Hamilton was denied a front row spot by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team-mate Heikki Kovalainen.

The Finn achieved his best ever Formula 1 qualifying position having only been cleared by medics to race on Thursday after his high-speed crash at Barcelona in the Spanish Grand Prix last month.

The Ferrari of Felipe Massa, winner for the past two seasons in Istanbul, will start Sunday's Turkish race from pole.

Reigning world champion and title leader Kimi Raikkonen will start on the second row alongside Hamilton in fourth.

Kovalainen was second fastest in the third part of Saturday's qualifying with a lap time of 1 minute 27.808 seconds, just 191-thousandths of a second behind pole position.

Hamilton followed in third spot with a 1 min 27.923 secs.


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