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Hamilton triumphs in Monaco


McLarenís Lewis Hamilton got his second win of the season when he won the dramatic Monaco Grand prix.

It was even better for Hamilton with Ferrariís Kimi Raikkonen failing to score any points after finishing ninth and therefore Hamilton now leads the driversí championship by three points.

When Hamilton collided with the barriers and punctured his tyre I thought that was the end of his hopes of finishing on the podium but the crash allowed his team to change his strategy to come up with a strategy which handed Hamilton maximum points.

BMW Sauberís Robert Kubica got second place ahead of Ferrariís Felipe Massa who has now established some consistency after a troubled start to the season.

I think Massa must be disappointed by third especially having started on pole in Monaco where pole position gives you a huge advantage because of the difficulty in overtaking. Massa now trails Hamilton by four points.

Red Bullís Mark Webber got his best finish of the season so far when he got fourth place. But fourth place could easily have gone to Force Indiaís Adrian Sutil because he was in the fourth position when he crashed with Raikkonen with less than 10 laps. It would have been a massive result for him.

In fifth place came Toro Rosso-Ferrariís Sebastian Vettel but Rubens Barrichello who finished sixth had his best race so far this season. Barrichello has been struggling to finish races let alone get points and I think he must be pleased with his first points of the season.

I have been following Williamís progress this season and once again they scored points in this race. Williams have managed to score points in every race so far and this time Kazuki Nakajima got two points for his team.

Getting one point for McLaren was Heikki Kovalainen who got eighth denying fellow countryman Raikkonen a chance to score a point.

The next race will be in North America as Montreal takes host and its interesting to see whether Raikkonen will bounce back to close the gap with Hamilton or possibly overtake him.

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