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Brazil 2008 - The race // Get set to comment for the final race of the season

Published by Christine

We've been building up to this for an entire season, and really, it all comes down to the first corner. Massa has the edge over his rival and starts from pole position. Hamilton is where he needs to be in terms of points, but in the middle of a very busy pack. 100 yards and a left hand bend, and the race can be won or lost.

Of course there are 71 laps after that, and with uncertain conditions, it really is anyone's guess as to what is going to happen. Amazingly, Trulli put his Toyota in second position on the grid. I have no idea what their strategy is, are they really that competitive, are they running light to get into the mix, do they even have a plan? I will be fascinated to know what Trulli's gameplan is and whether he will become the Ultimate Trulli Train for yet another Grand Prix.

Aside from that, we have Kovalainen just ahead of Alonso, meaning their battle is going to be intense. My money is on Alonso, of course, but perhaps Kovi will put in a last ditch super drive to save the face of himself and his team.

Further back, Kubica couldn't qualify well for the second weekend in a row. He's obviously struggling with his car, which is unfortunate, as Heidfeld has just started to get to grips with his. He's just in front of Coulthard, who was also hoping for better for his last race. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he can stay out of trouble and have a nice clean race. It doesn't look like scoring points will be an option, but you never know, and it'd be nice for him to go out in style (because the new livery isn't helping).

Let's get on with it then, here are some links that might be useful:

Official live timing

ITV video feed (UK)

Radio 5Live

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We've been building up to this for an entire season, and really, it all comes down to the first corner. Massa has the edge over his rival and starts from pole position. Hamilton is where he needs to be in terms of points, but in the middle of a very busy pack.

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2 November 2008