Posted by : Muzaffar Sunday, July 26, 2009

Well it was to be expected though. McLaren and Ferrari are back at the front of the grid and now have the task of catching up with Brawn GP and Red Bull. But of course, it will not be an easy task....

Lewis Hamilton finished a comfortable 11.5 seconds ahead of Kimi Räikkönen to clinch his first win of the season as well as making history as the first KERS powered F1 car to win a grand prix. Mark Webber did a good job bringing the car home in 3rd, in what can arguably be the best that they could manage this weekend, but at least fared much better compared to the Brawn GP car, with Jenson Button finishing a lowly 7th after in what can be describe as an ill handling car. But of course, the biggest news of the weekend was the accident of Felipe Massa during qualifying yesterday.

With the tragic loss of Henry Surtees (son of the great John Surtees) who sadly past away last week at Brands Hatch, and Massa's crach is another reminder that no matter how safe you think motor sports is, it just takes the smallest of things or just the slightest of errors for everything to go wrong. But that is the life of a race drive for you. The rest of the race report as well as Felipe Massa's condition here:

Hamilton wins first race of the season
Felipe Massa

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