Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa won the FIA Formula One 2008 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain. Massa was also the previous year winner. His Ferrari teammate, driver Kimi Räikkönen, ran second after a good start from fourth place on the grid.

McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton failed his start. During the race Hamilton unsuccessfully attacked his former teammate Fernando Alonso (now again a Renault driver), resulting in him losing his front wing, and dropping to last place. He eventually finished a lowly 13th place.

Pole Robert Kubica became the highlight of the weekend by winning the pole, but was slow off the start and finished third on the podium. Nick Heidfeld, his BMW Sauber teammate finished fourth. The results puts BMW as the new leader of the Constructors’ championship, one point ahead of Scuderia Ferrari.

Heikki Kovalainen came fifth and became the only McLaren driver to finish in the points. Jarno Trulli (Toyota) and Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault) ran 6 and 7 places respectively with Nico Rosberg (Williams-Toyota) closing out the top eight with 1 point.

Timo Glock (Toyota) was engaged in a hard battle with Fernando Alonso (Renault) and came 9th ahead of the Spanish 2005 F1 Champion.

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