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Alonso good run continues in Japan

Former F1 champion Fernando Alonso's good run continued in the Japanese Grand prix winning back to back races.

Alonso won the first night race in Singapore a fortnight ago and he has followed that with another win in Japan but unfortunately for him there are only two races to go.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton did not score any points after finishing 12th but the good news for him is that his closest rival Felipe Massa did not take advantage of that as he only finished eighth in the race but was later promoted to seventh when Torro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais was handed a 25 second penalty for colliding with him.

I think Hamilton is still in a good position with just two races to go but its up to Massa to at least win the next race in China next week and with the drama of the Japanese grand prix I think anything is possible.

Hamilton had snatched pole with Massa qualifying fifth but a poor start for the leader meant that the advantage was quickly lost. Maybe the talking point will be the collision between Massa and Hamilton which meant that Hamilton lost a few places as he had to wait to get back on the track.

BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica came second and he can also win the championship as he is just twelve points behind Hamilton.

At last Kimi Raikkonen managed to finish a race and with that a podium place. After being so unlucky in the last few races i think it was good to see the reigning champion get a podium place.

This was a good race for Renault with Nelson Piquet getting fourth place ahead of Toyota's Jarno Trulli.

The Torro Rosso cars of Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Vettel finished sixth and seventh respectively in the race but Bourdais' penalty meant that he was placed tenth with Vettel promoted to sixth.

I think this has been a good run for Torro Rosso managing to secure points in every race since the European grand prix in Valencia and with Vettel winning the Italian grand prix.

Mark Webber finished in the last points place after Massa managed to overtake him in the last lap. I think this wasn't as bad and his team mate David Coulthard crashed during the first lap.

So all eyes are on the Chinese grand prix and if things go well for Hamilton then he could possibly secure the title in Shanghai but with the gap now at five points Massa can see that he is far off after all.

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