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Massa gets fourth season win

Ferrari's Felipe Massa won the European Grand prix in Valencia after starting from pole to close the gap between him and current championship leader Lewis Hamilton to six points.

This was the first race at the new Valencia street track and I didn't it Hamilton came second and thus maintains his lead at the top and I think he is in a good position at this point of the season with just six races to go. As long as he finishes second it will take longer for Massa to catch him unless Kimi Raikkonen and Massa start finishing in the top two positions.

I have no doubt that the talking point is the fact that Massa was fined instead of a drive through penalty for example when he was released into the path of Force India's Adrian Sutil but I think its a fair verdict since he didn't get an unfair advantage in that incident.

Raikkonen did not finish the race after his engine blew and as I have before he better starts getting back to his winning ways if he still wants to defend his title. He is now 13 points behind Hamilton.

BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica completed the podium with a comfortable third place. Unfortunately the other BMW of Nick Heidfeld could only finish ninth.

Heikki Kovalainen came fourth ahead of Toyota's Jarno Trulli. It seems like Toyota has now found some consistency because they are now beginning to get points in races and this time both their drivers got points just like in the last race in Hungary. Timo Glock the other Toyota driver got seventh place.

In between the two Toyotas was Toro Rosso- Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg got the last points placing for Williams.

This wasn't a good race for Mark Webber and Red Bull. Webber finished a disappointing twelfth and his team-mate David Coultard finished 17th which was last place for drivers who finished the race. This is the second consecutive when Webber has failed to finish in the points.

Fernando Alonso was the first to retire after a crash with and I think that should have disappointed the home crowd. I don't think he would have got something out of the race having qualified twelfth but I think the crowd wouldn't have cared much about that.

There are now just six races to go and the next stop is going to be the Belgian Grand Prix.

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