China Grand Prix: Hamilton dominates and leads by 7.
Starting from the pole at the Chinese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton did not commit any major mistake and led the race in it's entirety.
This is the fifth victory of the season for the McLaren driver. Felipe Massa in his Ferrari finished in second place and stayed in the hunt for the last event of the season. Kimi Raikkonen completed the podium.
Now with only a single event to go in this 2008 season, Hamilton's lead over Felipe Massa has increased to seven points. For Felipe Massa, a victory in Brazil combined with a 6th place or worse for Lewis Hamilton is the only way he can still win the drivers championship. The championship is for Hamilton to lose.
Fernando Alonso continued his great end of season with his 4th place. We can expect great things from Renault during the next season. The car is more and more competitive as this 2008 season unfolded and could be a serious contender come next season.
Will we crown Lewis Hamilton in Brazil? Or will we re-live the spectacular ending of 2007? Tune in for the Brazil Grand Prix to find out who ends up on top.
Chinese Grand Prix top ten finish:
Winner: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
2-Felipe Massa (Ferrari) +14.9 seconds
3-Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) +16.4 seconds
4-Fernando Alonso (Renault) +18.3 seconds
5-Nick Heidfeld (BMW-Sauber) +28.9 seconds
6-Robert Kubica (BMW-Sauber) +33.2 seconds
7-Timo Glock (Toyota) +41.7 seconds
8-Nelson Piquet Jr (Renault) +56.6 seconds
9-Sebastian Vettel (Toro Rosso) +64.3 seconds
10-David Coulthard (Red Bull) +74.8 seconds
Drivers championship after 17/18 races:
1-Lewis Hamilton 94 points
2-Felipe Massa 87 points
3-Robert Kubica 75 points
4-Kimi Raikkonen 69 points
5-Nick Heidfeld 60 points
6-Fernando Alonso 53 points
7-Heikki Kovalainen 51 points
8-Sebastian Vettel 30 points
9-Jarno Trulli 30 points
10-Timo Glock 22 points
11-Mark Webber 21 points
12-Nelson Piquet Jr 19 points
13-Nico rosberg 17 points
14-Rubens Barrichello 11 points
15-Kazuki Nakajima 9 points
16-David Coulthard 8 points
17-Sebastien Bourdais 7 points
18-Jenson Button 3 points
1-Ferrari 142 points
2-McLaren 135 points
3-BMW-Sauber 128 points
4-Renault 66 points
5-Toyota 50 points
6-Toro Rosso 37 points
7-Red Bull 29 points
8-Williams 26 points
9-Honda 14 points
(Picture: Lewis Hamilton, Getty Images.)