Monday, 23 July 2007

Formula 1: European GP

After the accident on Saturday during the qualifying rounds, Lewis Hamilton had the most scary of start in the F1 season. The leader on points had had a fairly great start to the season until the Canadian GP when he started making mistakes and letting the Ferrari team catch up.
Well this weekend at the European GP in Nurburgring, the only consolation was that a McLaren team mate won the GP. Fernando Alonso drove tactically edging out Felipe Massa-Ferrari into second. Thus he has cut Hamilton's lead by 2 points. Coming in 3rd was Mark Webber of Austria in a Red Bull Renault. Hamilton could only afford a humbling 9th position which I think was good enough given what he went through on Saturday. The other main challenge Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari could do 34 laps before bowing out.
Alonso attributed his victory to wet conditions which he says," Always when it rains I am quite happy and I have some fun".
Let's see how the title race catches up in the next round at Hungary.
The drivers' standings are as follows;
1. Lewis Hamilton 70
2. Fernando Alonso 68
3. Felipe Massa 59
4. Kimi Räikkönen 52
5. Nick Heidfeld 36
6. Robert Kubica 24
while the constructers' table is ;
1. McLaren-Mercedes 138
2. Ferrari 111
3. BMW 61

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