F1 judgement day – Who is the 2007 champion?

October 22, 2007

From BBC:

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Ferrari’s Felipe Massa sits on pole, while team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, who can also win the title, is third

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Meanwhile, Germany’s Ralf Schumacher is given a farewell present from his Toyota team ahead of his final race for them

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A dramatic start sees Raikkonen overtake Hamilton going into the first corner, but Massa retains the lead

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However, all the action is happening behind where Alonso pressures Hamilton and has the better line for turn three

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And the Spaniard goes through, but Hamilton unnecessarily tries to re-take at corner four, runs wide and drops to eighth

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Hamilton suffers further problems on lap eight when he struggles to find his gears and drops back to 18th place

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Massa and Raikkonen go away at the front while Hamilton scythes his way through the field to take 10th on lap 33

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But the British driver’s day takes another turn for the worse when Raikkonen takes the lead after a pitstop on lap 53

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If Raikkonen wins the race, Hamilton must finish at least fifth to stop the Finnish driver from taking his first world title

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And the Ferrari driver does take the chequered flag but he faces an anxious wait to find out if he has done enough

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Alonso can snatch the title if he finishes second, but the Spaniard comes home over a minute adrift in third

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And Hamilton can only finish seventh, meaning Raikkonen wins the title by one point from the British driver

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It is a sixth victory of the season for the 28-year-old who wastes no time in starting the celebrations

Wowowowow…!!!!! It’s unbelievable. Raikonen won the title. It’s one of the hundred possibilities.

The score before the race:

  1. Hamilton 107
  2. Alonso 103
  3. Raikonen 100

Score from the race:

  1. Raikonen 10
  2. Alonso 6
  3. Hamilton 2

So the final score:

  1. Raikonen 110
  2. Alonso 109
  3. Hamilton 109

Is this the greatest season of F1?

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