Spanish GP: McLaren Sunday qualifying notes

West McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen will start today's Spanish Grand Prix from pole position after emerging fastest from today's second qualifying session. It's the Finn's second pole position of the season and his fifth in Formula One.

West McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen will start today's Spanish Grand Prix from pole position after emerging fastest from today's second qualifying session. It's the Finn's second pole position of the season and his fifth in Formula One. Kimi's aggregate time is 2:31.421. Juan Pablo improved on his provisional starting position from yesterday by finishing seventh overall with an aggregate time of 2:33.472.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"I'm pleased to be on pole position but there is still a race to go. Today's lap was pretty good and my aggregate time would have been even better if I hadn't made the mistake in yesterday's qualifying. Our package is obviously working well and if everything comes together I think we are in with a chance of winning the race."

Juan Pablo Montoya:

"It was a good lap and I have gained quite a few places on the grid which is positive. I think it will be a great race as the car is working really well and we should be in a strong position to get some points. So far my shoulder has been fine but the real challenge will come in the race."

Ron Dennis:

"A perfect lap from Kimi saw him achieving pole position and I'm particularly pleased with the gap to Alonso and the Toyotas. Juan Pablo also put in a strong performance and consequently gained quite a few positions. We are expecting a strong race where we want to challenge for the victory."

Norbert Haug:

"A great job from both the drivers and the entire team. Kimi was faultless and Juan Pablo gained effectively three places on the grid. We think we have chosen the best possible strategy and after the second consecutive pole position from Kimi, the entire team is looking forward to achieve similar positions in the race."

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Mercedes , McLaren