Canadian Grand Prix – Sunday Race

After scoring his fifth consecutive Pole position on saturday, Renault's Fernando Alonso won the Grand Prix Du Canada in a belligerent display of sublime racing. He won his 4th race on the trot and looks set to retain his Championship crown. In a race of attrition, which saw as many as 7 cars bite the dust, Alonso was initially troubled by Kimi Raikkonen for the lead.But once the McLaren of Kimi faced clutch problems which caused two botched-up pit-stops, Alonso won it comfortably. There was drama at the fag end of the race as Jacques Villeneuve crashed with 10 laps to go thus causing the Safety car to be deployed. And as all drivers huddled up behind Alonso, two back-markers separated him and Kimi with another three separating Kimi & Michael. Once racing resumed, Kimi and Michael managed to pass those backmarkers easily and we were in for a close duel between those two for the second place. In the end, Michael won it when Kimi spun off at the hairpin! So, for the second race in a row, Kimi was overtaken by Michael!

Fourth place went to Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella, who faced a drive-thru penalty for jumping the start, followed by Ferrari's Felipe Massa.Jarno Trulli took sixth place while Nick Hiedfeld & David Coulthard took the final point-scoring positions.

I could never watch the race uninterrupted as the Cable guy was having problems with some loose connexions causing intermittent signals! But when it finally stabilised, the race had entered the middle-stage when there was no drama! And with the circuit rapidly disintegrating, drivers had to come to terms with tyre grip and wear and one could see them twitching and turning at almost every corners! The next race on the calendar is at Indianapolis in a week's time and it remains to be seen how this year's race tuns out!

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