McLaren Mercedes continued their domination of the 2007
Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren its second one-two of the year. The silver crew comfortably had the beating of Ferrari at Monte-Carlo, but they still let their drivers fight around every corner of the circuit for the victory. By the time they cooled off the battle in the dying stages Massa’s previously dominant Ferrari was almost a minute behind.
The result puts the McLaren duo tied on points at the head of the championship, Alonso ahead by dint of his two victories. One could easily see that the starting on the left for Lewis Hamilton and Giancarlo Fisichella was a big disadvantage, as they both swept across to the right to delay their rivals as the red lights went out.
Massa and Fisichella kept the third and fourth position . But Nick Heidfeld made an opportunistic start, vaulting up to fifth by passing Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg around the outside.
Rubens Barrichello made a good start in his Honda to hold seventh, five seconds behind Rosberg, with Mark Webber and Robert Kubica behind him.
The race kept the championship battle astonishingly close, just four points cover Alonso, Hamilton and Massa. But the fact remains that the top three finished in the same order they started, and we are yet to see a truly gripping race in 2007. keep the good times rolling. We are all behind you Lewis Hamilton and all the team at Woking in Surrey