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Webber on podium as Hamilton falters

Mark Webber finished on the podium for the second time in his career at the European Grand Prix at Nurburgring, Germany in a dramatic race in which rain played a very big part.

It was double trouble for Lewis Hamilton who for the first time in his short F1 career failed to finish on the podium and also failed to score points. Hamilton's problems for the weekend started in qualifying when he could only start tenth on the grid after a high-speed crash.

With team-mate Fernando Alonso winning the race, Hamilton's lead at the top has now been reduced to just two points and I think Alonso must be excited at the prospect of the taking the lead himself in the next few races.

Felipe Massa had a good race until the second showers where he appeared like he could not go any faster and Alonso took advantage to take the lead. It wasn't a good day for his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen who retired halfway through the race due to engine problems after enjoyed success in the last two races.

In fourth place was Williams Alexander Wurz who tried everything he could to overtake Webber and secure a second podium finish for the season he but could not overtake him and therefore secured another points finish for Williams.

Webber's team-mate David Coulthard finished behind Wurz in what was a very good race for the Red Bull team. Coulthard was ahead the two BMW Sauber cars of Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica who could only finish sixth and seventh respectively.

BMW Sauber have had a wonderful season so far and it is surprising to see that the team has only managed to secure one podium finish this season and that was in Canada. This is another race where I expected them to have at least one finish in the top three races given Raikkonen and Hamilton's problems.

Renault's Heikki Kovalainen took the last points place to save face for the Renault team whose other driver Giancarlo Fisichella could only finish tenth.

Its seven races to go now and the drivers championship is still up for grabs and lets wait and see if there is going to be even more drama at the Hungaroring than last year.

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