We’ve gotta admit that this must have been a really tough race for Lewis Hamilton who is fighting for his maiden Formula 1 World Championship. Unfortunately the FIA penalty from last race lost him 10 starting-grid positions. There are different opinions about this and Lewis had to take a lot of sh*t for it.
What mattered most today is that he could not have a competitive race starting way back in 13th position as there is only one real overtaking opportunity at Magny-Cour. The lack of overtaking chances really made it a very tough French Grand Prix for him because he just couldn’t pass the car in front even though it was 0.5 seconds a lap slower. This is his second no-points-finish in a row! This has got to change
Current Formula 1 Championship Standings:
48 Felipe Massa
46 Robert Kubica
43 Kimi Raikkonen
38 Lewis Hamilton
28 Nick Heidfeld
Lewis is already 10 points behind F1 Championship leader Felipe Massa now. Let’s hope things will turn around for him in the next races. The season is long and a lot of things can still happen, but he needs to finish well consistently from now on.
French Formula 1 Race Results 2008:
1. MASSA Ferrari 2. RAIKKONEN Ferrari +17.9s 3. TRULLI Toyota +28.2s 4. KOVALAINEN McLaren +28.9s 5. KUBICA BMW +30.5s 6. WEBBER Red Bull +40.3s 7. PIQUET Renault +41.0s 8. ALONSO Renault +43.3s 9. COULTHARD Red Bull +51.0s 10. HAMILTON McLaren +54.5s 11. GLOCK Toyota +57.7s 12. VETTEL Toro Rosso +58.0s 13. HEIDFELD BMW +62.0s 14. BARRICHELLO Honda +1 lap 15. NAKAJIMA Williams +1 lap 16. ROSBERG Williams +1 lap 17. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso +1 lap 18. FISICHELLA Force India +1 lap 19. SUTIL Force India +1 lap R. BUTTON Honda +54 laps
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