Monmouth’s best fall short against Ocean Annual all-star game benefits Brick boy

first_img Monmouth’s best fall short against Ocean Annual all-star game benefits Brick boy JEFF HUNTLEY CBA’s Matt Gluck prepares to stop a shot from Toms River North’s Sean Reilly during Jim Dowd’s Shoot for the Stars All-Star Hockey game at the Ocean Ice Palace Saturday. The Monmouth County All-Stars dropped a 6-4 decision to their counterparts from Ocean County on Saturday in Jim Dowd’s Shoot for the Stars Foundation’s third annual Shore High School All-Star Hockey Game. Played in front of a large crowd at the Ocean Ice Palace in Brick, the game was a benefit for Jeremy Zalinsky, a 7-year-old Brick resident who suffers pontine glioma, a cancerous tumor in his brain stem. Fifteen sticks, each autographed by a National Hockey League player, were auctioned to raise funds. Each year the game benefits a different charitable endeavor. Dowd, whose name is engraved on the Stanley Cup, played for the New Jersey Devils’ 1995 championship team. After stints with the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers, he will play for the NHL’s Minnesota Wild expansion team this season. The game itself was a nip-and-tuck affair, and the intensity picked up as the contest progressed. Ocean took a 5-4 lead late in the second period and added another tally early in the third before surviving a furious Monmouth attack as the seconds wound down. However, Ocean netminder Joe Pearce of Brick held the fort and salvaged the victory for his team. The Monmouth team played very well throughout the contest, keeping the game close before ultimately falling a couple of goals short. The squad from Monmouth included some of the top players from high schools throughout the area. Dowd’s brother, Mike, the head coach at St. John Vianney, served as co-coach of the Monmouth contingent along with David Smith, the coach of Rumson-Fair Haven. The Monmouth County team included defensemen Joe Pesany and Chris Bernard, and forwards Matt Haddad and Nick Sarnatora of Christian Brothers Academy; defensemen Anthony Cecala and Greg Mazza, and forwards Michael Dowd, Doug Morgan and A.J. Petruzel of St. John Vianney; defenseman Colin Morris and forwards Chris Walling and Joe Zdeb of Red Bank Catholic; forward Brian Torcivia of Rumson-Fair Haven; and forward John Loeffler of Manasquan. Todd Stolarz of St. John Vianney and Matt Gluck of CBA were the goaltenders. Haddad scored a pair of goals to pace the Monmouth attack. By Warren Rappleyea Staff Writer last_img read more

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Dale Jr., Truex Jr. to race New Egypt’s superstars

first_imgDale Jr., Truex Jr. to race New Egypt’s superstars Two of the hottest racecar drivers in the country — current NASCAR Nextel Cup points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. and teammate Martin Truex Jr., who tops the Busch Series standings — will be at New Egypt Speedway on July 7, to meet avid Garden State fans and participate in the Ocean County dirt track’s Superstars of Stock Car Racing Series(tm). The blockbuster news was confirmed last week, and New Egypt Speedway management couldn’t be prouder. “We are thrilled to bring drivers of this caliber to our local short-track,” said speedway owner Rick Grosso Sr. “This is really exciting news for New Jersey race fans.” A special meet-and-greet session with the stars will allow fans the chance to meet both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. during a two-hour period, beginning at 5 p.m. Fans who purchase the upgraded $100 tickets will gain admission to the race and will have the opportunity to get autographs from Earnhardt and Truex and snap a picture. Only 500 tickets will be sold for the meet-and-greet session. Dale Earnhardt Jr., the man of the moment in motorsports worldwide, started out the season with a convincing victory in the Daytona 500 and hasn’t slowed down since. Driving the familiar Budweiser Chevrolet for his family-owned team, Earnhardt has three wins and 12 Top-10 finishes in the first 15 races of 2004, solid enough to set him first in Nextel Cup championship standings. A New Jersey native and a former New Egypt Speedway karting champion, Martin Truex Jr. got the chance of a lifetime when he answered Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s call to drive for Chance 2 Motorsports in the NASCAR Busch Series. Thus far, Truex has set the series aflame in the first half of the season, scoring four wins and 10 top-10 finishes in 15 starts. He currently leads Kyle Busch in series statistics. Both Earnhardt and Truex will attempt to get “down ’n dirty” at New Egypt, as both are scheduled to strap into a pair of big-block dirt Modifieds, owned by the speedway and sponsored by The Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa, and race against the local hot dogs for the big dollars. The 50-lap Superstars of Stock Car Racing Series(tm) event, one in a series of 10 to be run on alternate Wednesday nights throughout the season, touts a $31,575 total purse, with $10,000 going to the winner. In addition, the Northeast’s top Modified drivers will all be laying claim to a piece of the $50,000 series point fund. Gates will open at 4 p.m. on July 7, with the autograph session from 5-7 p.m. and time trials at 7. Adult admission is $35; children 7-12 are $15. Kids 6 and under are free. A limited number of meet-and-greet tickets are available at $100 each. Advance tickets are on sale now at the speedway office. Call (609) 758-1900 to order tickets. For more information, log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.last_img read more

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Eagles’ solid season comes to an end

first_img BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer Middletown North, SJV advance, get first-round wins BY WARREN RAPPLEYEAStaff Writer The Middletown High School South field hockey team completed a successful campaign with an 11-7-1 record, and coach Sarah Boyce is already looking forward to next season. The Eagles reached the second round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III playoffs before bowing to powerful Moorestown, 4-0, and also reached the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament, downing Howell before dropping a 1-0 decision to Ocean. “It was a great season because of all the camaraderie and teamwork,” said Boyce, who starred at Keyport and just completed her first year at the South helm. “I really think that was the key. They stuck together, on and off the field, and kept a positive attitude.” Although the Eagles will lose nine seniors to graduation, including netminder Kelly Harris and top scorers Melanie Oliveri and Carly Dempsey, Boyce has plenty of talent coming back. In addition, the junior varsity used a strong second half to reach the .500 mark, while the frosh won the Shore Conference Freshman Tournament. Among the key players returning are forward Brianna Marzigliano, midfielder Laura Boudreau, fullback Rachel Clabby and sophomore sweeper Beth McLaughlin. Clabby and McLaughlin keyed the tight-fisted defense that helped Harris record eight shutouts. Also returning are juniors Lisa Bennett, Renee D’Amore and Melanie Miller, along with sophomores Sara Howard and Carroll Lindsey. Boyce’s biggest concern will be replacing Harris between the pipes, but the coach said there are two solid netminders in the program. “We’ll have some experienced players coming back to lead the way, and we have a lot of talent coming up,” Boyce said. “I think we’ll be in good shape.” Round up… While the Eagles are done for the year, a pair of local teams advanced to the semifinals of their respective tournaments. The Middletown North girls faced Jackson, annually one of the top teams in the Shore Conference, in its Central Jersey Group IV opener on Friday, and came away with a 2-0 win. The fourth-seeded Lions got on the board at the 16:20 mark when junior Joanna DePierro hit a perfect cross to senior Patti Inghilleri, who calmly knocked the ball into the cage. Fifth-seeded Jackson had a chance to tie about five minutes later when it was awarded a penalty shot, but Lion goalie Ashley Frick came up with a kick save to maintain the lead. The Lions then padded their lead with another goal in the second half when Lauren Janiak set up junior Kelli Crist for the game’s final tally. Frick was solid in goal, posting 14 saves, while the Lion defense, consisting of seniors Kim Short and Laura Nicholson, and juniors Nicole Mahoney and Liz Kelly, also played well. With the win, the Lions earned a trip to the semifinals today, and a shot at top-seeded Toms River North, who knocked off eight-seeded Cherokee in its opener, 1-0. The two teams met last Wednesday in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals, with TRN posting a 3-0 win. The St. John Vianney Lancers also posted a first-round win on Friday in the Central Jersey Group II tournament. The fifth-seeded Lancers upset fourth-seeded Bordentown, 4-0, led by the efforts of Danielle Adelfio (goal and two assists) and Lauren Incorvaia (two goals). With the win, the Lancers earned a trip to Allentown on Monday to face the undefeated Redbirds in the semifinals. Allentown is the top seed and the favorite in this bracket, despite the presence of SCT champion Shore Regional. The sectional final will be played tomorrow.last_img read more

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Middletown Flames get off to a hot start

first_imgIn their first tournament of their inaugural season together, the Middletown Flames 16-and-under girls travel softball team advanced undefeated to the semi-finals of the 21-team South Jersey Bandits PONY National Qualifier before being knocked out by a national place winner and Maryland State Champion. The Flames are a new travel softball team currently composed of 10 players from Middletown High School North, one player from Middletown High School South and one player from Red Bank Catholic. The team is always interested in expanding its roster to players looking to enjoy summer softball, especially pitchers, so if interested, contact the team through its Web site at www.middletownflames.com. In the first game in the history of the team, the Flames beat the Jersey Breeze, 2-0, behind the pitching of Casey Crist. Crist retired the first 13 batters before completing the game with a two-hitter and 14 strikeouts. Jenna Lougee scored first for the Flames when she singled in the third inning, moved to third on a single by Nicole Quiceno and then scored on a bunt by Keri Kent. Ashley Foster completed the scoring for the Flames in the fourth inning when she walked and then scored all the way from first base on a double by Crist. The New Jersey Breakers were next up for the Flames. The Flames were down 3-0 after three innings, but then put six runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on for a 6-4 victory. Once again, Jenna Lougee and Nicole Quiceno started the rally with walks, followed by a double by Crist scoring Lougee. After consecutive walks to Nicole Pinero, Keri Kent and Ashley Foster, which tied the score at 3-3, Meghan Trivett came through with a huge three-run double to put the Flames up 6-3. Pitcher Casey Crist then yielded just one more run and the Flames were victorious once again by the score of 6-4. The Flames then advanced to the quarterfinals of the elimination bracket against the New Jersey Explosion. The Flames fell behind early, 2-0, but put together a walk by Jessica Boynton, a single by Crist and a bunt by Caitlin Zitzman before Keri Kent drove across the Flames’ first run. Following an intentional walk to Meghan Trivett, Aubrey Cefalo singled to drive in the tying run. At this point, an international tie-breaker situation was put into effect, where each team would start its half of the inning with a runner on second base with no outs. Crist’s sacrifice bunt scored Britney Carpenter with a run in the seventh inning, which was matched by their opponent. In the eighth inning, however, the Flames scored twice when, with Caitlin Zitzman on second base, Keri Kent walked and Ashley Foster moved them both up a base with a sacrifice bunt. At this point, it was Meghan Trivett again with a huge two-run single. When the Explosion was only able to score once in the eighth, the Flames were on to the Final Four of this National Qualifier. The semifinals pitted the Flames against the Maryland Magic, the 2005 Maryland State Champion and third-place finisher in the 2005 PONY Nationals. The game was close for two innings. When Liz Herzog walked, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Nicole Pinero, and scored on a single by Nicole Quiceno, the score was tied at 1-1. The Magic put six more runs on the board, however, over the next four innings and eventually won, 7-1. The Middletown Flames will be in action again when they take the field in another PONY National Qualifier in Fair Haven this weekend.last_img read more

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O’Donnell back; Raritan baseball looks to soar

first_img T.J. O’Donnell returns to coach Raritan High School baseball after a two-year break to spend more time with his young family. He hopes to help the team leave behind back-to-back 9-12 seasons and return to winning ways. “I really feel I’m more into the season and I’m not sure why,” said Corey Chonko, one of the three senior captains who will share third base with Matt Facendo. Both also will share the pitching. “It’s going very well and I’m very excited about the season. We have good players and I feel very prepared.” Senior right fielder T.J. Murray, one of two lefthanders in the lineup, is the other captain. O’Donnell always felt the itch to come back to coach but got more of an urge when he saw last year’s team miss making the postseason for the first time in many years. O’Donnell, who had coached for nine seasons, remembers the 2004 team that won the NJSIAA Group III North Jersey Section 2 and lost in the state final to Wall, 4-2, and the 2003 team that won the Group II state title with a 9- 7 victory over Hanover Park. Both of those Raritan teams were ranked in the top 10 in the state. “The last two years, they did not hit well as a team,” said O’Donnell, who had played at Old Dominion and for three years in the minor leagues for the Boston Red Sox. “In the past, we had hitting teams. We’re working on it. We’re hoping to turn that table and have seen it so far. And we do have some speed.” Chonko had four of the wins last season when catcher Anthony Bizien was the lone senior. Bizien is now at Felician College. Facendo had two wins and both he and Chonko rely on a fastball and slider. Tim Rooney is another starting pitcher back from last season when he won three games but was hindered by shoulder problems earlier in the preseason. He throws pitches from different angles. When he’s not on the mound as the fourth pitcher on the squad, Mike DaCosta, a junior who had one of the few hot bats last season when he hit .390, alternates in left field spot with senior Matt Mitchell, another lefthanded hitter. DaCosta is expected to bat leadoff. As for the vacated catcher spot, this year’s starter will be decided between senior John Pandolfini and junior Kevin Benfer. Sean Bowe, a junior up from the junior varsity, will play at first base. Sophomore Mike Langan starts at second base and junior Tim Pizanie is the shortstop. Senior Vince Casalaspro starts in center field. O’Donnell said the team’s off-season preparation was very good. “A lot of guys on the team play other sports, especially basketball, but they were dynamite in preparation,” said O’Donnell. “I could not expect more in this situation.” There are positive signs that the team’s hitting is coming around. “This season we’re hitting much more,” said Chonko, who has been batting fifth in the order. “I’ve been hitting the ball pretty well. I think we have to hit he ball a lot and stay within our heads (to do well this season).” Coming off a quad scrimmage March 20 against Middletown North, JFK-Iselin and Spotswood, Raritan has another quad scrimmage this Saturday (March 27), against St. Rose, Colonia and Keansburg. O’Donnell feels the team will start taking shape this weekend, and already has a batting order of DaCosta, Langan, Murray and Facendo in the top four spots. And with good speed from Langan and from Pizanie and Casalaspro in the lower part of the lineup, Raritan should have a knack for scoring more runs this season. BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer last_img read more

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Anorthosis coach Kassianos eyes positive Europa start

first_imgBy Nemanja BjedovAnorthosis coach Christakis Kassianos is optimistic ahead of his team’s Europa League second qualifying round clash with Swedish side Gefle IF on Thursday evening at Larnaca’s Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium.“Every day that passes we get better,” said Kassianos.“We are now a team with a lot of quality players, but we did not have enough time together to reach the desired level of performance. However, we have lots of European experience and obviously our goal is to advance to the next round.”While Gefle trounced Estonia’s JK Trans Narva 8-1 on aggregate in the competition’s first qualifying round, Anorthosis lost their ultimate friendly match 5-0 to Apollon ahead of the Europa clash.“We played four friendly matches well and only one badly. I do not want to discuss it again as this does not help anyone. What we must do is to learn from our mistakes and focus on the match against Gefle,” added Kassianos.The coach will set a late fitness test for Uruguayan forward Gonzalo Garcia, and will definitely be unable to count on Georgian midfielder Shota Grigalashvili, who has yet to start practising with the team. If Garcia fails the test, his spot will most likely be taken by Marcinho.“The opponent is more prepared than us,” admitted Kassianos, “but on the other hand we have a big name and probably more experience, skill and overall quality … We are passionate about what we do and we have that required thirst for victory as well as financial reasons to perform as well as we possibly can.“We will be ready for the match and hopefully it will be a display worthy of our rich history.”The Larnaca clash is scheduled to kick off at 8pm and will be played without spectators as Anorthosis is serving a UEFA ban of three matches behind closed doors for abandoning the match against Georgian side Dila Gori, a few minutes before the final whistle, in last season’s third qualifying round.On the same night, Nicosia powerhouse Omonia commence their Europa campaign against Romanian team FC Astra Giurgiu, with the match scheduled to start at 8.30pm.Toni Savevski has a complete squad to choose from for this season’s Europa League opener, including midfielder Georgios Efrem who lately did not train in full regime with the team.last_img read more

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Apollon, APOEL not resting on laurels despite promising Europa openers

first_imgBy Nemanja BjedovNeither Apollon nor APOEL were resting on their laurels a day after securing promising results in their Europa League play-off openers.On Thursday night Apollon caused shock by recording a 2-0 victory over French side OGC Nice in Nicosia, while Paulo Sergio’s APOEL battled out a 1-1 draw against SV Zulte-Waregem in Brussels.“This is only the first half of the match. Nothing is finished yet,” assessed Apollon coach Christakis Christoforou, whose team hit two without reply, summer returnee Gaston Sangoy scoring both goals.“We could have scored another goal or two, but unfortunately we did not. What we have to do is stay serious and disciplined when we play the second leg in Nice, and hope this will be enough for us to advance into the group stage,” said Christoforou.Apollon captain Giorgos Merkis echoed Christoforou’s caution, urging his teammates to remember what happened to Anorthosis when they met Swedish side Gefle earlier in the competition: “We must travel to France with Anorthosis’ case in our minds.“They won 3-0 at home and then lost 4-0 away. This has to be a warning to us and we must take the return leg as seriously as possible. I hope we have no selection problems for that match and I want to congratulate everyone in my team on the job well done.“Our fans were great. We basically play two matches away from home, but with them on our side it looked like GSP is our home ground and I’m sure that if we played in Limassol, their support would be even greater,” Merkis added.For his part, Nice coach Claude Puel conceded that: “Apollon deserved to win tonight”.“We played really badly,” he went on, “but we have no choice but to bounce back as quickly as possible.“It will be very difficult to achieve progress into the group stage after this result away from home, but I believe it is not impossible – as long as we play our game the way we know.”Meanwhile, the reigning Cypriot champions could not count on influential midfielder Gustavo Manduca for the match against Zulte-Waregem, but they managed to get a result that guarantees an interesting second leg in Nicosia next Thursday.“A draw with goals away from home is not a bad result,” said APOEL’s coach Paulo Sergio. “However, we still have a lot of hard work ahead of us to secure advancement in Nicosia.“We played well enough, but there were mistakes for which we have a week to work on and correct. We have to be very serious in order to achieve our goal, which is the Europa League group stage,” said Sergio.last_img read more

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Cyprus star Ellinas wins MRF Challenge

first_imgBy Andreas VouTIO Ellinas has been crowned MRF Challenge champion as the season came to an end at the Madras Motor Race Track in India after an enthralling race on Sunday.After his impressive achievements in the GP3 series, where he finished in fourth place in the overall drivers’ standings, Ellinas was invited to the tournament last autumn as one of the big name attractions, and based on his weekend showing he certainly lived up to the bill.The Cypriot had to put up a strong fight against Britain’s Rupert Svendsen-Cook, with both reaching the fifth and final race of the tournament on the same points.Cook finished the race ahead of Ellinas but his celebrations were cut short as stewards deemed Cook to have forced his opponent off the track on the first lap during the final race, making Ellinas the provisional champion despite Cook’s protests.The Brit was hit with a 30-second penalty for pushing Ellinas off the track and as a result was demoted to 12th position in the race classification.Ellinas’ win has once again put Cyprus on the map while the 22-year old continues to receive offers to compete in the GP2 series, something that will become a real possibility if he begins to receive government funding.last_img read more

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Senna remembered on 20th anniversary of his death

first_imgBy Hanna RantalaThousands of fans joined Formula One drivers past and present on Thursday in marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna at the Italian circuit where the triple champion crashed 20 years ago.They thronged the track to observe a minute’s silence at the Tamburello corner at 2.17 p.m., the moment the Brazilian’s Williams ploughed into the wall while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.Many carried flags and some pointed to the sky, as Senna did when he won, in remembrance before breaking into applause when the minute ended.Austrian rookie Roland Ratzenberger had died the day before Senna, when he crashed during qualifying, and the two remain the last driver fatalities during a grand prix weekend.The circuit near Bologna was opened to the public with tribute events scheduled in Imola, including a memorial football match and the naming of a square, over the next four days. According to organisers, some 20,000 people attended on Thursday.A mass, attended by Ratzenberger’s parents, was held on Wednesday night.“It’s so emotional for us because it’s a long time and still the love from the people is very alive,” Senna’s niece Paula, representing the family, told Reuters Television.“It seems like Ayrton is living inside people’s hearts, so it’s beautiful.”Current Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, as well as Senna’s friend and former McLaren team mate Gerhard Berger, were among those present at the track named after the late Enzo Ferrari and son Dino.“For me he was an idol. I was a kid who rode karts, and back then I watched the news and saw that it was always him winning with his yellow helmet on,” said double world champion Alonso, who was 12 when Senna died. “That was what hit me the most.“I had his poster on my wardrobe and it’s a shame that I never got to know him or race against him, but the number of people here at Imola… is a testament to his impact. He will always be immortal.”Senna’s favourite Sao Paulo football team Corinthians donned replicas of his distinctive yellow, green and black helmet before the start of a Cup match against Nacional in Manaus on Wednesday.Social media was flooded with tributes, recollections and an outpouring of affection for a driver held up as one of the greatest of champions, if not the greatest.“He was the best and most charismatic race driver F1 has ever had,” said Austria’s triple champion Niki Lauda, now non-executive chairman of the Mercedes team. “He had personality, he was fast and he had charisma. No wonder that he won everything.”Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi spoke on Twitter of Senna as “an inspiration, and even if 20 years have passed his spirit lives on in all racing riders and drivers.”Jean Todt, the president of the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA), said in an address delivered on his behalf that the fight to improve safety would never cease and there could be no complacency.“No matter how secure we may feel that injuries and fatalities are a thing of the past, the battle for completely safe racing is never won,” he said.“The untimely deaths of these two superb sportsmen served as a wake-up call for all of us,” added the Frenchman.“Perhaps the greatest legacy of Ayrton and Roland is that in the wake of that dark weekend in 1994, the pursuit of safer motor sport, in all its forms, received greater impetus than ever before.”last_img read more

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Rosberg on pole, Hamilton’s hopes go up in flames

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinFORMULA One world championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday while Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton saw his hopes go up in flames.Hamilton, 14 points behind Rosberg after 10 races, has won in Hungary for the past two years and four times in total and was the favourite for pole and the race after setting the pace in practice.Instead, the Briton was set to start last and from the pitlane after his car caught fire with the session barely started.Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel qualified second, equalling his best grid placing of the season, on an all-German front row.Finland’s Valtteri Bottas starts third in a Williams with Australian Daniel Ricciardo fourth for Red Bull on an overcast afternoon that saw light rain fall between the second and final phase of qualifying.For the second race in a row, Rosberg was left with mixed emotions – happy to be in the top slot with every chance of extending his overall lead – but saying also that he felt cheated of a battle with his team mate.“It’s a pity for the team, not a goood thing…I would prefer to be out there battling Lewis,” he told reporters. “That would have been the maximum adrenalin rush.”Hamilton, winner of five races to Rosberg’s four, has had a run of bad luck with two retirements to the German’s sole blank and has also endured a string of qualifying setbacks going back six races.At Hockenheim last Saturday, he crashed out of qualifying at the same point when a front brake disc failed and had to start in 20th place.That triggered a thrilling charge through the field on Sunday to third place but the slow and twisty Hungaroring is a far more difficult track to overtake on.“There’s a lot going through my mind, but I just have to try to turn it into positives until tomorrow,” Hamilton, whose car will need a change of engine and gearbox with accompanying five place penalty, told the BBC.“I think it’s getting to the point beyond bad luck – it’s something else. We just need to do better,” added the 2008 world champion.While Hamilton’s blaze – caused by a suspected fuel leak – was the main talking point, there were other shocks in an eventful session that ended with Mercedes’ 10th pole in 11 races.Frenchman Jules Bianchi, a Ferrari academy driver who races for struggling Marussia, qualified 16th and ahead of Ferrari’s 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen at one of the Finn’s strongest circuits.Ferrari had mistakenly assumed both their drivers were safely through the first phase and did not send them out for second runs – and then saw Bianchi pip Raikkonen when there was nothing they could do about it.Raikkonen’s double world champion team-mate Fernando Alonso will start fifth and with Brazilian Felipe Massa, who was replaced by Raikkonen at the Italian team, alongside.The final phase was halted for some eight minutes after Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen crashed his McLaren heavily into the barriers on a surface made slippery by the sudden shower.Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, who has not scored a point so far this season, was the first out of qualifying after parking up his Lotus.last_img read more

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