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Enter the Spoilers

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, Richard Barnes

Felipe Massa may have dominated in Bahrain, but only after Robert Kubica's BMW gave him a fright in qualifying. Richard Barnes ponders whether the race in the desert was a sign of things to come

The thunderstruck look on Felipe Massa's face after Saturday's qualifying session said it all. The weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix had rightly been touted as Massa's prime opportunity to overcome the disappointments of Australia and Malaysia, and finally launch himself into the 2008 championship hunt.

True to expectations, Massa had looked the part during almost every session leading up the final qualifying. With Ferrari losing nothing of their advantage from Malaysia, and on possibly his favourite circuit, the Brazilian seemed a class apart from his challengers.

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