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Felipe Massa Wins the European Grand Prix

Posted in Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Ferrari, Newsworthy, Racing by Vito Rispo | August 28th, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

Plus Complete Race Results and New Standings

Massa in his Ferrari

Last Sunday at the new Valencia street circuit in Spain, with over 115,000 spectators packed into the grandstands in sight of the Mediterranean harbor, Felipe Massa won the European Grand Prix, just ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Massa started in pole position and drove a near perfect race the entire time after that.

Hamilton, who was reported to be suffering from a severe neck spasm before the race, said his neck was still sore but that he doubted it would be a problem for the Belgian Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.

Unfortunately, Kimi Räikkönen, reigning champion, is still having that bad luck he’s had since April; he retired this race after engine trouble.

Only six races are left and it is way to close to call any of the championships at this point. It’s going to be one of the big players, but we probably won’t know until the end.

Race Results

1 MASSA Ferrari 1h35m32.339s
2 HAMILTON McLaren-Mercedes + 5.6s
3 KUBICA BMW Sauber + 37.3s
4 KOVALAINEN McLaren-Mercedes + 39.7s
5 TRULLI Toyota + 50.6s
6 VETTEL STR-Ferrari + 52.6s
7 GLOCK Toyota + 67.9s
8 ROSBERG Williams-Toyota + 71.4s
9 HEIDFELD BMW Sauber + 82.1s
10 BOURDAIS STR-Ferrari + 89.7s
11 PIQUET Renault + 92.7s
12 WEBBER Red Bull-Renault + 1 lap
13 BUTTON Honda + 1 lap
14 FISICHELLA Force India-Ferrari + 1 lap
15 NAKAJIMA Williams-Toyota + 1 lap
16 BARRICHELLO Honda + 1 lap
17 COULTHARD Red Bull-Renault + 1 lap
18 RÄIKKÖNEN Honda + 12 laps, engine
19 SUTIL Force India-Ferrari + 16 laps, accident
20 ALONSO Renault + 57 laps, accident damage
Fastest Lap MASSA Ferrari 1m38.708s

Driver’s Championship Standings

1 HAMILTON McLaren-Mercedes 70 Points
2 MASSA Ferrari 64 Points
3 RÄIKKÖNEN Ferrari 57 Points
4 KUBICA BMW-Sauber 55 Points
5 KOVALAINEN McLaren-Mercedes 43 Points
6 HEIDFELD BMW Sauber 41 Points
7 TRULLI Toyota 26 Points
8 ALONSO Renault 18 Points
9 WEBBER Red Bull-Renault 18 Points
10 GLOCK Toyota 15 Points
11 PIQUET Renault 13 Points
12 BARRICHELLO Honda 11 Points
13 ROSBERG Williams-Toyota 9 Points
14 VETTEL STR-Ferrari 9 Points
15 NAKAJIMA Williams-Toyota 8 Points
16 COULTHARD Red Bull-Renault 6 Points
17 BUTTON Honda 3 Points
18 BOURDAIS STR-Ferrari 2 Points

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