Montoya Leads Mclaren Assault

McLaren is proving that it's not yet over for both the driver's and constructor's championships. Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen kept the hope alive by both qualifying on the front row for the Grand Prix of Belgium in Spa, Belgium, where Raikkonen is the defending race winner.

This is the first time this season where both McLarens will lead the assault off the starting line. For the second race in a row, Montoya will be on the pole, this being the first one he's qualified for, since at Italy last week he took that spot from Raikkonen when the Finn was given a 10-spot penalty for an engine change.

They will have a strong push from behind them with Toyota's Jarno Trulli starting third and points leader, Renault's Fernando Alonso fourth.

Alonso's teammate Giancarlo Fisichella had clinched the third qualifying spot, just hundredths of a second slower than Raikkonen, but will have to start 13th on the grid after having to make an engine change.

Renault's misfortune benefits Michael Schumacher, who was bumped up to the third row to start sixth, next to his brother Ralf. He was eliminated from winning the championship after the last race and is desperately trying to hold on to third, as Montoya continues to gain on him, now only five points behind the defending champion.

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Grand Prix of Brazil

@ Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sunday, November 24, 2013

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