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Räikkönen takes first 2008 win in Malaysia // Kimi wins as Massa retires for the second time this season

Published by Christine Blachford

Räikkönen takes first 2008 win in Malaysia
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Today is the 23rd March, I’m Christine and this is F1Minute.

Ferrari dominated proceedings in Malaysia, despite Massa retiring halfway through the race. Early on, Räikkönen and Massa were trading fastest laps, Räikkönen managed to jump his team mate during the first round of pit stops and held the lead until the end. Massa was close in second until he spun off and got stuck in the gravel.

Robert Kubica continued to show the strong form of BMW by taking second place on the podium, and Kovalainen made the best of a bad weekend for McLaren in third. Notably, Trulli took fourth place, in a much improved Toyota performance.

Retirees included Bourdais, Glock, Sutil and Vettel – who’s Ferrari engine blew up after about 40 laps.

In other news, speculation is mounting that Jean Todt might be lining up to take Max Mosley’s place as President of the FIA. The former Ferrari CEO said he was “open” to other roles within motorsport and didn’t deny the possibility of running for the Presidency.

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

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