Brilliant Hamilton wins in Germany


Lewis Hamilton overtook Felipe Massa and Nelson Piquet in the closing stages to win a thrilling German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

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The British McLaren driver won his second successive race to take sole possession of the lead in the drivers’ championship, four points ahead of Massa.

Piquet, operating a one-stop strategy, claimed his first podium finish in Formula One in second, with Ferrari‘s Massa third and Kimi Raikkonen fifth.

Despite setting a blistering pace throughout, Hamilton nearly lost the race thanks to a tactical blunder by his team.

A big crash involving Timo Glock brought the safety car out but Hamilton, who was leading, opted not to take a pit stop and as a consequence came out in third after he pitted later in the race.

However, Hamilton used his superior pace to overtake first Massa then Piquet, both at the same hairpin, to secure a magnificent victory.


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