Japanese GP - A bitter sweet Sunday
Eighteen points for Scuderia Ferrari in the Japanese Grand Prix, thanks to a second place from Felipe Massa. His team-mate, Fernando Alonso, had to retire just a few hundred metres from the start (371 to be precise) with a puncture to the left rear tyre, caused by contact with Raikkonen’s front wing: Fernando spun into the gravel and the engine cut out, putting an immediate end to his race. After this weekend, Fernando still leads the Drivers’ championship, but his lead over his closest rival has been drastically reduced to 4 points, while Felipe has moved up to ninth. The Scuderia has consolidated its third place in the Constructors’ classification.
Weather: air 26/24°C, track 37/32 °C. Sunny. Chassis: Alonso 295, Massa 294