Ferrari's star hit back after a recent bad run of results by denying team-mate Massa at Magny-Cours. By MARK HUGHES
It was going to be a Ferrari one-two. That much was confirmed as soon as the first stops played out, when we saw that the red cars were not only faster than Lewis Hamilton's McLaren, but had track position over it - and were fuelled longer too.
It also looked like the race was heading Felipe Massa's way rather than Kimi Raikkonen's. The Brazilian had made full use of his pole position and appeared to be in control of things. By the time of his first stop he was more than five seconds clear, surely enough to counter the fact that Kimi was running three laps longer to each of the two stops. Yet it was Raikkonen who emerged from the second stops in front - a position he held to the end to bring his season back to life.
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