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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 May 2007, 11:06 GMT 12:06 UK
Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya, Montmelo, 13 May, 2007

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Jets fly by in formation ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

Jets fly by in formation as the tension and temperature ramp up in Barcelona ahead of the season's fourth F1 Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton salutes the crowd in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso all share top spot in the championship but Felipe Massa starts on pole

Fernando Alonso

Home favourite Alonso aims to repeat his 2006 win at the Circuit de Catalunya and is placed second on the grid

The drivers head into the first corner

Alonso makes his intentions clear from the off with a bold move to muscle in on Massa's line into the first corner

Fernando Alonso slides onto the gravel at the first corner

Massa's Ferrari comes out on top as the two lead cars touch on the first bend and Alonso moves alarmingly onto the gravel

Lewis Hamilton passed Fernando Alonso

The Spaniard manages to get his McLaren back on the track in fourth place after Hamilton and Raikkonen shoot past

A Ferrari mechanic races to help Kimi Raikkonen

Massa builds a commanding lead but Ferrari team-mate Raikkonen is forced out of the race with electrical problems

Flames flare on Felipe Massa's Ferrari

Ferrari also have a lucky escape when flames briefly flare on Massa's car after fuel is spilt during a pit-stop

A Toyota mechanic picks up the wheel nut that has just spun off Nick Heidfeld's BMW Sauber

It's not a great afternoon for the BMW Sauber team either - a wheel nut spinning off in the pits forces Nick Heidfeld to retire

Felippe Massa opens up the lead

Massa continues to open up a healthy lead, while Hamilton in second place stays well clear of team-mate Alonso in third

Felipe Massa celebrates his win

Massa holds on to take the chequered flag in Barcelona and seal his second win in succession

Lewis Hamilton

But Hamilton finishes in second place and moves two points clear at the top of the championship in just his fourth race

Lewis Hamilton and Felippe Massa

Alonso finishes in third to set up an intriguing tussle between McLaren and Ferrari as the Grand Prix heads to Monaco



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13 May 07 |  Formula One


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