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Massa on pole in Bahrain, Hamilton 2nd

April 14, 2007 18:35 IST

Ferrari's Felipe Massa will start Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix on pole position with McLaren's rookie sensation Lewis Hamilton also on the front row for the first time.

Brazilian Massa secured his second successive pole position, and Ferrari's fifth in a row, with a lap of 1:32.652 in Saturday's final qualifying session at the desert Sakhir circuit.

Briton Hamilton, aiming to become the first driver in Formula One history to finish his first three races on the podium, lapped in 1:32.935.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, winner of the season-opener in Australia, will start in third place with McLaren's double world champion Fernando Alonso in fourth.

It was the first time that Spaniard Alonso, who leads Raikkonen by two points in the championship after winning in Malaysia last weekend, had been outqualified by his 22-year-old team mate.

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