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Felipe Massa Wins Boring Race at Magny-Cours

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJune 22, 2008

The configuration of the Magny Cours track rarely offers spectacular races and this year was not different.

An exhaust problem on Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari prevented him from winning the race in favor of his teammate Felipe Massa.

It was simply a walk in the park for the Ferrari drivers this weekend. Their domination on the French race track was obvious since the start of the weekend. Massa's victory allows him to lead the drivers championship while Raikkonen places himself in a comfortable position for the remainder of the season.

Jarno Trulli offered Toyota it's first podium since the Australian Grand Prix in 2006. Trulli, who was very emotional during the post-race interview, dedicated the podium finish to the late Ove Andersson who directed the team at it's beginnings in 2002.

French Grand Prix top ten:

Winner: Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
2. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) -17.984
3. Jarno Trulli (Toyota) -28.250
4. Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren) -28.929
5. Robert Kubica (BMW-Sauber) -30.512
6. Mark Webber (Red Bull) -40.304
7. Nelson Piquet Jr (Renault) -41.033
8. Fernando Alonso (Renault) -43.372
9. David Coulthard (Red Bull) -51.072
10. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) -54.521

Drivers championship after 8/18 races:

1-Felipe Massa 48 points
2-Robert Kubica 46 points
3-Kimi Raikkonen 43 points
4-Lewis Hamilton 38 points
5-Nick Heidfeld 28 points
6-Heikki Kovalainen 20 points
7-Jarno Trulli 18 points
8-Mark Webber 18 points
9-Fernando Alonso 10 points
10-Nico Rosberg 8 points
11-Kazuki Nakajima 7 points
12-David Coulthard 6 points
13-Timo Glock 5 points
14-Sebastian Vettel 5 points
15-Rubens Barrichello 5 points
16-Jenson Button 3 points
17-Nelson Piquet Jr 2 points
18-Sebastien Bourdais 2 points

Constructors championship:

1-Ferrari 91 points
2-BMW-Sauber 74 points
3-McLaren 58 points
4-Red Bull 24 points
5-Toyota 23 points
6-Williams 15 points
7-Renault 12 points
8-Honda 7 points
9-Toro Rosso 7 points

(Picture: Felipe Massa, Canadian Press.)

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