Sunday, July 31, 2005

Raikkonen Breezes to Victory

Finally, Lady Luck was on his side and Kimi Raikkonen took it with both hands. With World Championship leader Fernando Alonso having to change his car's nose after a collision in an eventful first lap, Raikkonen had the best chance to take advantage. It was brilliant work by both the team and the driver as Raikkonen finished the race ahead of world champion Michael Schumacher with much ease, who couldn't capitalise on his first pole position of the season. It could probably had been a McLaren one-two if Juan Pablo Montoya's car didn't succumb to mechanical failure. The win resulted in a 10-point reduction in Alonso's lead over Raikkonen after the Spaniard failed to secure a single point over the weekend. The win also saw McLaren-Mercedes eat into Renault's lead in the constructors Championship. With only six races to go and 26 points to make up, time is running out for Raikkonen to produce such results and for Alonso to falter so dramatically again. Will Lady Luck continue to shine on the Flying Finn?

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