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number of readers have sent in their reviews and comments about the race
and we have decided to publish some.
Yaman from India writes:
The British GP:
For the 8th time this season Michael Schumacher grabbed pole. This was his first pole position at Silverstone and needing just two victories to seal the championship, Michael had a reason to feel smug especially so as his biggest title rival David Coulthard was out-qualified by his team-mate Mika Hakkinen. Coulthard qualified third just ahead of Jarno Trulli in a Jordan. Heinz-Harald Frentzen qualified ahead of Kimi Raikkonen in a Sauber. Surprisingly though, the two Williams could only qualify in 8th and 10th place with Juan Pablo Montoya out-qualifying his team-mate Ralf Schumacher.
50 years ago Ferrari had triumphed for the
first time in F1 at this very circuit so Michael and Rubens had another
reason to go for a victory. All the cars got off to a clean start on the
formation lap. At GO the cars made a clean getaway with Montoya making a
superb start jumping from 8th to 3rd. At the first corner though Coulthard
came together with Trulli and while the latter finished up in the gravel
trap Coulthard spun into the exit of the pit-lane and rejoined just ahead
of Fernando Alonso. Hakkinen and Schumacher made clean starts and soon separated
themselves from the rest of the field lead by Montoya. Hakkinen who looked
fast from the start capitalised on a mistake made by Michael on lap 5 to
take over lead in the race for the first time since race 5 in Spain.
Coulthard meanwhile retired due to a suspension failure that could have
been caused by his contact with Trulli.
So Mika finally wins. Michael further strengthens his hold on the championship and it looks like a double for Ferrari. Coulthard could have won but he paid for his own mistake. Ralf has lost third place to Barrichello who keeps up his consistency in the points. Montoya is a great find as is Raikkonen who continues to impress with his superb performances. Heidfeld is enjoying points finishes too. But let us all applaud Mika Hakkinen's superb performance. He showed his true brilliance. Something that he hasn't shown much of this season. Well done Mika!!!!!
The next race is the German GP at Hockenheim. It will be a race to watch!