Trulli edges Schumacher for pole

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Renault's Jarno Trulli claimed the pole for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix, edging Michael Schumacher of Ferrari into second place.

Trulli edges Schumacher for pole

Spa-Francorchamps:

Renault's Jarno Trulli claimed the pole for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix, edging Michael Schumacher of Ferrari into second place with Renault teammate Fernando Alonso in third. Trulli is the only man to win this season against Schumacher, taking the Monte Carlo Grand Prix after also winning the pole there. Schumacher crashed out in that race when he was leading, involved in a freak accident while running behind the safety car. Trulli clocked 1 minute, 56.232 seconds with Schumacher across in 1:56.304 followed by Alonso (1:56.686). Next were David Coulthard of McLaren-Mercedes (1:57.990), Giancarlo Fisichella of Sauber-Petronas (1:58.040) and Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello (1:58.175). Ferrari clinched the constructors' title two weeks ago in Hungary, with Schumacher waiting to complete the clean sweep in the most lopsided season in F1 history. The German needs to score two more points than teammate Barrichello tomorrow to win an unprecedented seventh drivers' championship. He has won 12 of 13 races this and is a six-time winner on the historic Spa circuit. Today's qualifying was run under on-and-off showers on the hilly Ardennes course. Trulli posted his time as the 12th driver out of 20. Showers picked up after that with Schumacher going out last but failing to catch the Italian. (AP)



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