F1Weekly Podcast #306 (09-30-2008)
Seven-Up: Lewis Hamilton, The Stevenage Speedster, is poised to become the youngest world champion in the history of Formula 1 racing. His podium finish in third place in Singapore has given him seven point advantage over Felipe Massa, the Brazilian driver led the race from pole position but failed to score any points after a botched pit stop by the Ferrari team. Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe’s teammate and defending world champion, is Flop of the Year having failed to finish in the points in the last four races. His last Grand Prix victory was in April.
McLaren is one point ahead of Ferrari in the constructor’s championship, a great come back for a team which was fined US$100m and stripped of all points after the Spygate scandal last year.
Lewis will be well advised to reflect on recent and past history where championships were lost despite leading going into the final round. Apart from his own meltdown of a 17-point lead with two races remaining, the Boulevard of Broken Dreams include Carlos Reutemann, Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell.
The sun and the championship challenge will rise again in Japan on October 12 at Fuji Speedway.
Podcast # 306.
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