Massa leads Ferrari 1-2 finish at the French GP

Felipe Massa took lead of the driver’s championship after a decisive victory for Ferrari at the Magny-Cours circuit. Massa trailed Kimi Raikkonen for 38 of 70 laps but moved ahead as Kimi’s F2008 developed an exhaust problem. Kimi Raikkonen otherwise had a great race and easily finished second behind his teammate Massa. No other team could actually stood up against the red cars. Jarno Trulli finished 3rd behind Kimi giving Toyota their first podium since 2005.

Trulli fended off a last minute challenge from McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen who finished 4th, bringing some cheer to the not so excited McLaren camp. He did great after starting from 10th position to finish 4th. Winner of Canadian GP Robert Kubica managed to garner some points for his BMW team to stay in the race for the Driver’s championship, he finished 5th ahead of Webber, Piquet and Alonso, both of Renault.

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Ferrari dominate in Magny-Cours Qualifying

Kimi Raikkonen will start from pole position in Sunday’s French Grand Prix after Ferrari dominated the saturday’s qualifying session at Magny-Cours.Fellipe Massa will be sharing the first row with team mate Kimi after Massa finished second in the Qualifying. Great comeback by Ferrari after the last race debacle where they missed out on podium and Kimi failed to finish the race after collision with Force India driver Adrian Sutil. McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton finished 3rd but will have to start from 13th place following his grid penalty from Canada. His teammate Heikki Kovalainen was not impressive and will start from 5th position. Fernando Alonso got some good to feel about for Renault, he will start from 3rd position sharing the row with Toyota’s Jarno Trulli. BMW Sauber had not much to cheer about, after their drivers could not garner good grid positions, their drivers Robert Kubica, winner of Cannadian GP, will start 6th and Nick Heidfeld will start from 11th positions respectively. As usual bad day for Force India-Ferrari, Vijay Mallya must be cursing himself 😦 , their drivers will fill up the last row 😉
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Hamilton takes pole at the Cannadian Grand Prix 2008

Lewis Hamilton takes pole at the 2008 Cannadian Grand Prix looking for yet another victory here. Hamilton resisted a strong challenge from BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica who will start along side Hamilton from the second position. Kimi Raikkonen and Alonso will line up in the second row. This qualifying has seen one of the two drivers starting from good position and the other not. William’s Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa will be starting in 5th  and 6th positions respectively. Hamilton will be looking to repeat his maiden victory last year. But with poor weather expected, the need for sections of the track to be resurfaced overnight, and the likelihood of safety car interventions, nobody is taking anything for granted. If anything, all of the teams are expecting a chaotic race! So don’t miss out the action!!!

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Great Qualifying for Ferraris- Massa Takes Pole at Monaco GP

Qualifying- Monaco Grand Prix, 2008

A great qualifying for Ferrari with both their drivers locking the front row at the Monaco Grand Prix. The race here last year was dominated by McLarens but this time Ferraris have managed a better performance in the Qualifying. Massa continues his great form and performance so does Kimi Raikkonen. This was Massa’s 3rd pole position this season. The second row is filled by the McLarens with Lewis Hamilton and Kovalainen taking the 3rd and 4th grid positions respectively. Then as usual Kubica sticking to his 5th position but the other BMW Sauber Nick Heidfeld will start from 13th position- a major setback for the team which is competing with the likes of Ferrari and McLaren for the Consructors. Nico Rosberg carried his excellent practice form into the qualifying with sixth on the grid for Williams. Continue reading “Great Qualifying for Ferraris- Massa Takes Pole at Monaco GP”

Race Results- Turkish Grand Prix, 2008

Yet another great day for Ferrari with their drivers finishing on the podium once again but this time separated by Hamilton in McLaren who finished Second ahead of Raikkonen in Ferrari. Massa took the chequered flag to put himself firmly back in championship contention. Hamilton took second place, less than a second ahead of Raikkonen. Kubica finished fourth ahead of BMW Sauber team mate Nick Heidfeld, who made up four places during the race to finish fifth. Alonso took sixth place for Renault ahead of Mark Webber for Red Bull and Nico Rosberg for Williams.
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Qualifying- Turkish Grand Prix, 2008

Felipe Massa put his Ferrari on pole for the Turkish Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon, for tTurkish GPhe third consecutive time in Istanbul Park. But the two McLarens of Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton lined up second and third and they will be doing their best to frustrate the Brazilian’s aspirations for his hat-trick of victories. Kimi Raikkonen was fourth for Ferrari and it may be that he is running more fuel than Massa. Robert Kubica put his BMW Sauber fifth on the grid followed by Mark Webber for Red Bull, Fernando Alonso for Renault, Jarno Trulli for Toyota and Nick Heidfeld for BMW Sauberm and David Coulthard for Red Bull.
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Race Results- Spanish Grand Prix- 2008

Great day for Ferrari!!!! One-Two finish is what every team dreams of. This is their 3rd Consecutive win of the season. This Ferrari one-two in Spain means the Italian team regain the lead in the constructors table from BMW Sauber, with 47 to the German- Swiss squad’s 35. Stunning performance by Kimi Raikkonen and Massa. This was back to back wins for Raikkonen. The Finn kept his cool through the race with Massa and Hamilton pushing the race leader. It was a dissapointing day for Two Time world champion Alonso who had to retired from the race on the 35th lap when smoke started coming out from rear of the car. He could not take the advantage of Home venue. Alonso has yet to produce a podium finish this season. McLaren also did not have a good day out here in the Catalunya circuit except for the 3rd place finish of Hamilton. Their other driver Kovalainen was injured when his car dumped into the tyres. He was lucky as he escaped unhurt and no major injuries. He was carried away in a stretcher and then flown by helicopter to the hospital in Barcelona. BMW Sauber have had a very good season so far with their drivers garnering points at will. They are behind the leaders Ferari in 2nd position and 1 point ahead of McLaren in 3rd position. Kubica of BMW Sauber finished 4th ahead of Webber, Button, Nakajima and Trulli who finished 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th respectively. Force India looked to salvage a point but were unsucessful but a appreciative performance by Fisichella. Sutil of Force India retired in the first lap, which was a major set back for Force India, who are looking forward to finish all the races this season. Disappointing day for Renault as both their drivers failed to finish the race. Their car seems to lack the pace.
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