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Ferrari shines as Hamilton is punctured

Ferrari's Felipe Massa won the Turkish grand prix after starting from pole to win the race in successive years having also won in Instabul last year.

It was a one-two for Ferrari with Kimi Raikkonen finishing a close second and that should please Ferrari in their quest to win all the remaining races in order to overhaul's McLaren's lead.

Kimi had a very good start for he started third on the grid and by the first corner he was second after overtaking McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and he maintained that position for the remainder of the race.

Hamilton this time finished behind team-mate Fernando Alonso and I think thats something that should have pleased Alonso so much. The puncture on his right-front tyre with 15 laps to go spoiled his race and from there on I think it was going to be good enough to finish the race and get some points and he did finish in respectable fifth place.

Alonso took the third podium place taking advantage of his team-mate's demise and has now closed the gap between him and Hamilton to just five points. He should now be hoping to finish in front of Hamilton in the next five races to overtake him and retain his crown.

Fourth place went to BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld with his team-mate Robert Kubica only managing eighth. I think this was a disappointing race for Kubica who has had an excellent season so far and has been a top six finisher for most of the races.

Renault scored three constructor's points through Heikki Kovalainen who finished sixth behind Hamilton but ahead of William's Nico Rosberg. I think Williams are having a decent season and their partnership with Toyota seems to be working well.

It wasn't a good outing for Mark Webber as he was the first of only two drivers to retire as he left the race after just nine laps after suffering a differential problem.

The next race will be at Monza and I think Ferrari will be hoping to have another one-two finish in front of their supporters.

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..good to see Massa winning, he is a good driver, stays out of trouble and is down to earth. I think it will be hard to dislodge Hamilton, because on a normal day, he is hard to beat barring mishaps beyond his control. All he has to do is follow closely behind the Ferrari's and beat them in one or two races and make sure that Alonso is behind him. I know the Ferrari's will be hard to beat on the fast tracks...but its getting harder for the other drivers and there is no more room for error on their part....i think its up to Hamilton to win/lose the championship

Mbareboy, I think Massa did have a good race but he hasn't been consistent and to be fair sometimes it hasn't been his fault.I think Hamilton's position is very good because he has the points on board and I think all he has to do now is make sure he finishes on the podium in all the remaining five races.

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