Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Turkish Grand Prix - Sunday Race - Massa Wins
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa scored his third successive victory at the Istanbul park circuit and his second of this season as he staved of the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton to take the chequered flag at the Turkish Grand Prix. Pole-sitter Massa was briefly challenged - and passed on the 24th lap - by an aggressive Hamilton but his two-stop strategy compared to Hamilton’s three-stop-strategy stood him in good stead and he clinched victory by just under four seconds. Teammate Kimi Raikkonen was third in a bravura display in spite of a damaged front-wing and an engine that was into its second race. BMW and Renault were the usual best-of-the rest with Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld finishing 4th and 5th with Fernando Alonso in 6th. Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg took up 7th and 8th place respectively.