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Massa takes maiden 2008 win in Bahrain - Felipe snatches the win from under Kubica's nose

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Massa takes maiden 2008 win in Bahrain
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It’s the 6th April and this is F1Minute.

Massa has taken his first win of the season in Bahrain today, after overtaking pole position winner Kubica off the start line. The BMW wasn’t the only poor starter though, Hamilton also couldn’t get away from the grid, dropping seven places before the first corner. In his attempt to get back through the field, Hamilton found himself behind Alonso, and actually in the back of Alonso as the pair collided. The McLaren then had to pit for a new nose, and his race was effectively ruined.

Another collision out on track took place between Brit pair David Coulthard and Jenson Button, with Button attempting to come from behind and overtake, and Coulthard turning in and not allowing him. Although sustaining damage, Coulthard managed to complete the race, however Button retired a few laps down the line.

The only other two retirees were Sutil and Piquet, and the rest of the race was relatively uneventful. Räikkönen managed to get past Kubica meaning he now leads the driver’s championship, whilst BMW have gone straight to the top of the constructor’s championship for the first time.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.