Wow! What a finish! After qualifying in first position, Lewis Hamilton spun in the early laps of the race and seemed to have settled in for a second place finish behind Kimi Raikkonen that would have maintained his first place position in the driver’s championship. Then…

What a pass! Lewis went on to take the win with Felipe Massa in second and Nick Heidfeld in third.

— Or so we thought —

The FIA has penalized Lewis 25 seconds for the cutting the chicane before passing Kimi. Lewis came out ahead and since you can’t gain an advantage by cutting the corner, Lewis let Kimi pass then re-passed him (like he was standing still). It’s not his fault Kimi put it in the wall because he can’t drive in the rain. :) This is all FIA politics. Things are only illegal if you hurt Ferrari doing them… Lewis finished in third place and remains the championship leader with 5 races to go.

September 7, 2008 at 10:04 pm by Jesse Cannon-Wallace
Category: Formula 1