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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