Poor Montoya at SPA

The race at SPA over the weekend has been a wet one for all team. The races move slowly but look surely to have a 1-2 finish by Mc Laren. Their first in 5 years. After the 2nd pit stop, Raikkonen managed to pass Montoya to take the lead. The Finn was running extremely fast and consistently running at 3 seconds a lap faster than Montoya and Alonso. With only 3 laps away from finish, A Pizzonia of William took Montoya out of the race while trying to unlap himself. An incident stunned Mc Laren fan like as well as Ron Dennis. At about 4 laps from the finish, Klien of Red Bull racing tried to pass Alonso and the F1 commentator was saying that if Alonso did not handle the situation carefully, Klien may take Alonso out of the race. Just minutes later, it happened to Montoya.

Bad lucks has plague Mc Laren for years. Just a few races ago, Raikkonen blew his tire with just a few laps from victory. Years back, Hakkinen has a clutch problem with just two corners away from finish at the last lap of Spain GP.

Even though it is not Montoya fault, should Montoya move slight faster, A Pizzonia should not have any chance to close the gap and take him out. Obviously Montoya has been trying to run a controlled race like what Alonso is doing.

The result after this race is
Drivers’ Standings
Pos Driver Points
1 F Alonso (Spa) 111
2 K Raikkonen (Fin) 86
3 M Schumacher (Ger) 55
4 JP Montoya (Col) 50
5 J Trulli (Ita) 43
6 G Fisichella (Ita) 41
7 R Schumacher (Ger) 37
8 R Barrichello (Bra) 35
9 J Button (GB) 30
10 M Webber (Aus) 29
11 N Heidfeld (Ger) 28
12 D Coulthard (GB) 21
13 J Villeneuve (Can) 9
14 F Massa (Bra) 8
15 T Monteiro (Por) 7
16 A Wurz (Aut) 6
17= N Karthikeyan (Ind) 5
17= C Klien (Aut) 5
19= C Albers (Hol) 4
19= P de la Rosa (Spa) 4
21 P Friesacher (Aut) 3
22 A Pizzonia (Bra) 2
23= T Sato (Jap) 1
23= V Liuzzi (Ita) 1

Constructor Standings
Pos Team Points
1 Renault 152
2 McLaren 146
3 Ferrari 90
4 Toyota 80
5 BMW-Williams 59
7 BAR 31
6 Red Bull 27
8 Sauber 17
9 Jordan 12
10 Minardi 7

Constructor Championship should be within reach of McLaren but the Driver Championship should go to Alonso without doubt.

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