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Controversial end to Spa race

Ferrari's Felipe Massa won the Belgian F1 grand prix after McLaren's Lewis Hamilton was given a 25 second penalty which relegated him to third place.

This was a very exciting race for many reasons but most of the talking will be around the 25 second penalty imposed on Hamilton after the race.

This now means that Massa trails the McLaren driver by just two points and this gap could have been eight points without the penalty.

It wasn't a good race for Kimi Raikkonen who led for most of the race only to crash out with just two laps to go.

Raikkonen seems to be out of contention now to defend his title this year unless something dramatic happens to both Massa and Hamilton.

The other driver on the podium was BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld who denied former champion Fernando Alonso a rare podium finish as he had to settle for fourth.

Toro Rosso-Ferrari are having a good time at the moment and Sebastian Vettel finished a respectable fifth and the other driver Sebastien Bourdais finished seventh.

Separating the Toro Rosso drivers was BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica. Whilst he got some points I expected Kubica to finish higher than seventh.

Toyota could have finished in the points once again but Timo Glock suffered a 25 second penalty for ignoring yellow warning flags and that promoted Mark Webber who had finished ninth in the race to eighth.

Its getting very exciting and the next race is next week at Monza and I am keen to see if Hamilton can come back and extend his lead at the top or whether Massa can overtake him.

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