British Grand Prix – Sunday Race

Alonso Triumphs at SilverstoneI almost forgot to post this li'l bit of news! After one helluva battle with the cable operator – who had, earlier in the day, removed Star Sports in favour of Zee Sports- I finally got him to telecast it just before the race commenced. My triumph was matched in great style by Fernando Alonso, who won the British Grand Prix on a sultry sunday afternoon at Silverstone. Leading from pole position, Button held off a spirited challenge from Kimi Raikkonen, who had started from P2 before speeding off into the distance and comfortably winning. Kimi Raikkonen finished 3rd and was unlucky not to have taken the 2nd position, which was usurped by Ferrari's Michael Schumacher over the course of the second round of pit stops. Michael could put in some fast in and out laps and whilst Kimi Pitted, he ran a scorcher of a lap to take the 2nd position. Alonso was never threatened for the lead and scored his maiden Grand Slam – Pole Position plus Fastest Lap plus Race Victory! His teammate Giancarlo Fisichella finished 4th with Felipe Massa and Juan Pablo Montoya 5th and 6th. BMW Sauber teammates Nick Hiedfeld & Jacques Villeneuve took the last two point-scoring positions.

Overall, it was a dull-sorta race, the only excitement coming in the first few laps when Ralf Schumacher & Mark Webber crashed out of the race, thanks to an over-enthusiastic Scott Speed; and the pit-stop when Kimi failed to beat Michael . Homeboy Jenson Button had a disastrous race when his Honda leaked oil in the 9th lap, pushing him into retirement. In what was an 'interesting' finish, four teams scored double-victories (i.e. brought both their cars home) and all four shared the top-8 positions. The teams were: Renault (1st & 4th), Mclaren (3rd & 6th), Ferrari (2nd & 5th) and BMW Sauber (7th & 8th). With Renault looking in good nick and Alonso in Ominous form, it looks like to be yet another one-horse-race for the remainder of the season.

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