Massa Triumph in Magny-Cours

Posted: June 23, 2008 in Formula 1, Sports, Uncategorized

After Kimi Raikkonen’s exhaust problem, teammate Felipe Massa aggresively step down the throttle leading a 1 & 2 Ferrari Victory. 3rd place belongs to Jarno Trulli of Toyota who gave his team their 1st Podium finish for a long time. The heroic Toyota driver successfully defended his position from a late Heikki Kovalainen challenge. The weekend ended, w/ some happy faces and sad faces in Magny-Cours, France, Sunday, June 22, 2008.

Heikki Kovalainen brought home his Maclaren car in 4th place, while his teammate Lewis Hamilton finished a disappointing 10th place. The englishman had to serve a drive-through penalty for overtaking Toro Rosso’s Sebastian Vettel in a straight-lining turn seven on lap 1.

5th place belongs to BMW’s Robert Kubica who had his Maiden Win last race in Canada. Mark Webber took 6th place and his teammate David Coulthard placed 9th. The 2 Renault Drivers placed themselves in 7th for Nelsinho Piquet who had his best result of the season & 8th for the 2 time champion Fernando Alonso.

The other Toyota Driver Timo Glock had a rough race finishing in 11th place, next to him in 12th place is Toro Rosso’s Sebastian Vettel and in 13th place is BMW’s Nick Heidfeld who had a very disappointing race.

The lap down drivers are as follows, Honda’s Rubens Barrichello in 14th, the 2 Williams in 15th place for Kazuki Nakajima and 16th place for Nico Rosberg, 17th is the other Toro Rosso Driver Sebastien Bourdais, and next to him are the 2 Force India Drivers, Giancarlo Fisichella who got 18th and Adrian Sutil who managed to get 19th place.

Honda’s Jenson Button was the only driver who didn’t finish because of an accident in lap 16th. He’ll take 20th place.

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Here is the result of the race:

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 1:31:50.245 2 10
2 1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 70 +17.9 secs 1 8
3 11 Jarno Trulli Toyota 70 +28.2 secs 4 6
4 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +28.9 secs 10 5
5 4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 70 +30.5 secs 5 4
6 10 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 70 +40.3 secs 6 3
7 6 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 70 +41.0 secs 9 2
8 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 70 +43.3 secs 3 1
9 9 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 70 +51.0 secs 7
10 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 70 +54.5 secs 13
11 12 Timo Glock Toyota 70 +57.7 secs 8
12 15 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 70 +58.0 secs 12
13 3 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 70 +62.0 secs 11
14 17 Rubens Barrichello Honda 69 +1 Lap 20
15 8 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 69 +1 Lap 15
16 7 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 69 +1 Lap 19
17 14 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 14
18 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 17
19 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 18
Ret 16 Jenson Button Honda 16 Accident damage 16
The Drivers Standings:
Pos Driver Nationality Team Points
1 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 48
2 Robert Kubica Polish BMW Sauber 46
3 Kimi Räikkönen Finnish Ferrari 43
4 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 38
5 Nick Heidfeld German BMW Sauber 28
6 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish McLaren-Mercedes 20
7 Jarno Trulli Italian Toyota 18
8 Mark Webber Australian Red Bull-Renault 18
9 Fernando Alonso Spanish Renault 10
10 Nico Rosberg German Williams-Toyota 8
11 Kazuki Nakajima Japanese Williams-Toyota 7
12 David Coulthard British Red Bull-Renault 6
13 Timo Glock German Toyota 5
14 Sebastian Vettel German STR-Ferrari 5
15 Rubens Barrichello Brazilian Honda 5
16 Jenson Button British Honda 3
17 Nelsinho Piquet Brazilian Renault 2
18 Sebastien Bourdais French STR-Ferrari 2
19 Giancarlo Fisichella Italian Force India-Ferrari 0
20 Takuma Sato Japanese Super Aguri-Honda 0
21 Anthony Davidson British Super Aguri-Honda 0
22 Adrian Sutil German Force India-Ferrari 0

Note – Super Aguri withdrew from the championship after round four.

The Constructor Standings:

Pos Team Points
1 Ferrari 91
2 BMW Sauber 74
3 McLaren-Mercedes 58
4 Red Bull-Renault 24
5 Toyota 23
6 Williams-Toyota 15
7 Renault 12
8 Honda 8
9 STR-Ferrari 7
10 Force India-Ferrari 0
11 Super Aguri-Honda 0

Note – Super Aguri withdrew from the championship after round four.

Comments
  1. francisanthony says:

    Damn.. that is one nice article cousin, I don’t know how to make those tables..😦

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