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French Grand Prix
Magny-Cours, Nevers, 20-22 June



Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa

Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen (r) starts the French Grand Prix on pole ahead of his Brazilian team-mate Felipe Massa

Ronaldo meets Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone

Brazilian football star Ronaldo is among a number of famous faces present at the Circuit de Nevers

Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is also spotted in the paddock before the race gets under way

Lewis Hamilton

Britain's Lewis Hamilton starts from 13th on the grid and must attempt to limit the damage to his title aspirations

The race starts with Raikkonen on pole

The race starts with Raikkonen and Massa leading the way and a Ferrari victory looking likely

Raikkonen leads the race

Raikkonen still leads the race with a 1.6 second lead over Massa after the fourth lap

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli

Renault's Fernando Alonso moves into fourth and is soon competing with Jarno Trulli of Toyota for third place

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton starts well and after moving into ninth breaths down Nelson Piquet Jr's neck for eighth place

Lewis Hamilton

But Hamillton incurs a penalty for cutting the Nurburgring chicane while passing Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel and finishes 10th

Massa leads the Grand Prix

Massa is suddenly handed the lead when Raikkonen's hopes are wrecked by a broken exhaust

Massa clinches victory

It gives Massa victory while Raikkonen holds on to second place and Trulli marks Toyota's best race of the season with third

Felipe Massa celebrates

Massa's win is his third of the season and means he now leads the championship, two points clear of Robert Kubica




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