Today’s second practice session didn’t go well for either McLaren, and if this is a sign of things to come in Sunday’s race, then Lewis’ title dreams are in trouble.
But, stepping back from tabloid like drama creating for a moment, Hamilton left the pits with only minutes to go, hoping to blitz a quick time in the dying seconds. Only it didn’t work, he had a huge wheel lock up at the first corner, then it started raining, and that was that for the day.
It was a huge contrast to the earlier practice one session, where he was dueling title rival Felipe Massa for quickest time, just losing out in that battle.
In the afternoon, besides the McLaren’s poor form – Lewis’ teammate Heikki Kovalainnen finished way down in 15th – Fernando Alonso saved his best for the end of the session, posting the quickest time of the day.
Alonso’s ahead of Massa, then Jarno Trulli – who had a great afternoon and topped the sheet for a large part of it – Kimi Raikkonen, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Nelson Piquet, Nico Rosberg, Hamilton and Nakajima.
Let us know what you think for the pole shootout tomorrow.