In what is the best qualifying this season so far for McLaren, Lewis Hamilton came in 5th, behind the two Toyotas of Trulli (pole) and Glock, Vettell and Button, and Heikki Kovalainen came in 11th, just missing out at a chance to place higher on the grid in Q3.
Hamilton was fuelled heavier than the Toyotas, the same as Button but lighter than Vettel whose Red Bull is on fire at the moment. He was also fuelled heavier than Barichello and Alonso who qualified behind him in 6th and 7th respectively. Kovalainen was fuelled heavier than all 10 cars in front of him.
It’s clear from this qualifying session that McLaren are improving more with every race, and Hamilton especially is taking advantage of that becoming more competitive. If they carry on like this it won’t be long until McLaren are looking for podium finishes again, as long as the hearing on April 29th doesn’t scupper their plans.