Ferrari’s Massa Wins Bahrain Grand Prix

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It was an interesting race on many levels, more to comeon the podcast, but Ferrari’s Felipe Massa won the Bahrain Grand Prix.

His dominant win, which surprised me as I thought he was light on fuel, sealed a Ferrari 1,2 finish and secured teammate Kimi Raikkonen the top of the Drivers Championship. It also saw BMW’s Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld finish 3rd and 4th respectively moving BMW to the top of the Constructors championship and Nick Heidfeld into second place int he Drivers championship. A great day for BMW and Ferrari to be sure but McLaren struggled all day with Lewis Hamilton having a difficult start and running into the Fernando Alonso only to finish 13tha nd Heikki Kovalainen finishing 5th.

Also a resurgent day to remember as Toyota’s Jarno Trulli finished a respectable 6th followed by Mark Webber’s Red Bull in 7th. Mark’s teammate, DAvid Coulthard, seemed to spend more time complaining about his car than actually getting on with the program.

Be sure to listen the www.formula1blog.com podcast for all the snark and a wrap up of this weekends Grand Prix.

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BobHereYo
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BobHereYo
The race started out very exciting as usual with the F1 Standing Start but then really got kinda boring and I was hoping to see Hamilton pull a Kimi and weave his way through the field for some points too. He must have hurt his car with his tangle with Fernando and had to run conservatively thereafter. Am I the only one who sits and watches ever minute of Qualiee on the edge of my seat but when it comes to the race I get a bit board because of the lack of action. Once things settle down you kinda… Read more »
onthepodium
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onthepodium
big ups to BMW for really running a great race. kubica had to deal with some oil on the track according to his press conference chat, but did a great job of keeping pace. same for heidfeld. but i’m also impressed with toyota’s race. after all these years, the actually had cars in the points. with their budget you’d think it would have happened before, but good show for trulli and glock. as for hamilton, well, that’s the breaks right? it’s clear that alonso didn’t hold him up, the telemetry showed that. the renualt just didn’t have the accelaration that… Read more »
Negative Camber
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Podium,

I agree. With all do respect to Lewis, that could happen to a lot of guys out there. I am sure in the milliseconds he had to asses Fernando’s acceleration, it was too late. I come down hard on Lewis for stated reasons but to be honest, he made a mistake and all great drivers have.

profernity
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profernity
Interesting remarks from Kimi in the post-race conference: “Yeah, of course we want to win races but we’ve been a bit off-pace all weekend, one of those difficult weekends when we just don’t seem to get things as we want but second is still a good place to finish. We are leading the championship now, so if we can score second places I’m not too disappointed, but of course we would rather win than be second…In the second stop we had an easy time because we were one-two and we were not really racing against each other.” Now that’s what… Read more »
WonkyDave
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WonkyDave
Bob, I agree with you. The qualifying round is much more dramatic than some of the races. However, I think some tracks allow for better racing, dependent upon their lay-out, which makes for better opportunities to over-take and side-by-side racing. Canada comes to mind as an example. Tracks like Bahrain are just tedious to watch races at. An increasing number of “newer” tracks are falling into that boring mold. I get the feeling that after Senna’s death, track safety became so much more important than actual racing that new tracks were designed with safety in mind first, racing second and… Read more »