It was a treat to watch McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton drive with perfection when other drivers were fumbling and finding it hard to grip on the slippery surface, thanks to the rain during the race. A brilliant British Grand Prix victory has lifted him right back into contention for the world championship, on a day when Kimi Raikkonen failed to shine and Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa and BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica were the ones who came home pointless. Hamilton lapped all but two of the field and finished more than a minute ahead of Nick Heidfeld’s BMW Sauber. Hiedfeld who started from 5th did well to finish second ahead of Rubens Barrichello who finished third. Barrichello’s podium finish has brought some cheer to the Honda camp after their other driver Jenson Button failed to finish. Really disappointing day for Ferrari with Kimi Raikkonen finishing fourth and Massa, who spun at least five times in the race, came last of the 13 finishers and failed to pick up a point. McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen finished 5th behind Kimi after he started from Pole. He could not capitalise his maiden Pole position to get to Maiden Victory, something for which he will be cursing himself 🙁 Alonso has stuck to his 6-7-8 positions and he finished 6th ahead of Jarno Trulli and Kazuki Nakajima who was the last one to finish among the points.
Hamilton is back and back with a bang 🙂 He is leading the drivers championship. The constructors championship has very little change with Toyota climbing up 1 place and are now 4th and RedBull have slipped to 5th position, just a matter of one point. The drivers race is becoming hotter and more interesting with every race 😉 The top three are tied at 48 point and Kubica is at 4th position with 46 points, 2 points adrift the championship leaders. Force India either finish last or they crash out 🙁 Atleast Torro Rosso is better than them, wow they are far better with Sebastien Bourdais finishing 11th ahead of Massa, Kubica and Glock. And yeah really disappointing race for Kubica who has been phenomenal this season with his BMW Sauber. Lets see how the battle for Drivers and Constructors championship shapes up at the German Grand Prix.. 😀
Race Results (Points Finishers):
1. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
2. Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber)
3. Rubens Barrichello
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
5. Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren Mercedes)
6. Fernando Alonso (Renault)
7. Jarno Trulli (Toyota)
8. Kazuki Nakajima (Williams-Toyota)
Constructor’s Standing (Top 5):
1. Ferrari– 96 Points
2. BMW Sauber– 82 Points
3. McLaren-Mercedes– 72 Points
4. Toyota- 25 Points
5. Red Bull-Renault– 24 Points
Driver’s Standings (Top 6):
1. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes)- 48 Points
2. Felipe Massa (Ferrari)- 48 Points
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)- 48 Points
4. Robert Kubics (BMW Sauber)- 46 Points
5. Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber)- 36 Points
6. Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes)- 24 Points
For Complete Race Results visit here.
For Constructor’s Standings visit here.
For Driver’s Standings visit here.
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