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Massa back on track in Bahrain

Ferrari's Felipe Massa finished a F1 grand prix race for the first time this year and finished it in style as he won the Bahrain F1 grand prix.

Massa had failed to complete both the Melbourne and Malaysian grand prix races but he dominated in Bahrain from start to finish to easily win ten points and will now go into the European races under less pressure I think.

Joining him on the podium was team mate Kimi Raikkonen who had started fourth on the grid and who now leads the drivers championship taking over from Lewis Hamilton who could only finish 13th after a bad start that was soon followed by a crash with Fernando Alonso.

Robert Kubica won pole on Saturday but easily lost first position to Massa who was second on the grid but he maintained third position to make sure that BMW Sauber have so far had a driver on the podium in all three races.

His BMW team mate Nick Heidfeld finished fourth and this looks like a year where they can at least challenge the dominance of McLaren and Ferrari.

Talking of McLaren Heikki Kovalainen finished fifth just in front of Toyota's Jarno Trulli who seem to be doing a good job for Toyota this year.

I think Mark Webber did well to get seventh place especially after starting eleventh on the grid. I think if he can get his qualifying better then he can finish nearer the podium places.

The last points place went to Williams' Nico Rosberg to make sure the Williams team has so far scored points in every race.

Its interesting to see that Alonso could only finish tenth after the crash with Hamilton but it was not a good day for his team with Nelson Piquet being among the three drivers who failed to finish the race.

The next race will now be in Europe in Barcelona in three weeks time and so teams have time to re-group.

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