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Hamilton back to winning ways

Lewis Hamilton went back to the podium and to the top of it to be precise following his win in Hungary but its what happened during qualifying on Saturday that will have a lot of people talking for some time.

Hamilton's team-mate, Fernando Alonso was moved back five grid positions after the race stewards judged that he had acted improperly in delaying Hamilton and denying him a chance to respond after Alonso had got pole position with a flying lap on Saturday.

That situation was not good for McLaren and I am now beginning to wonder whether both Alonso and Hamilton will still be at McLaren next season. Hamilton later apologised to his team for not obeying team orders. Hamilton's win extended his lead over Alonso at the top from two points to seven points.

Ferrari had a mixed day with Kimi Raikkonen finishing a close second but another qualifying drama meant that Felipe Massa had to start from 14th place on the grid. Ferrari failed to refuel his car in Saturday's second qualifying session, leaving him starting from 14th place and he only improved one place to finish 13th.

What made it even more disappointing was the fact that McLaren were not going to score constructors points following the Hamilton/Alonso fracas and therefore this was a good opportunity for Ferrari to close the gap but with only Raikkonen scoring points that chance went begging.

BMW Sauber's consistency this season paid off with Nick Heidfeld finishing third ahead of Alonso who finished fourth. Heidfeld's team-mate Robert Kubica finished fifth. I still think BMW missed that little bit extra to really challenge McLaren and Ferrari.

Toyota's Ralf Schumacher must be relieved when he finished sixth to score points after a long while in front of William's Nico Rosberg and Renault's Heikki Kovalainen who took the last points position.

After finishing on the podium in the last race in Germany Mark Webber just missed out on the points position finishing ninth after another good race.

There is three weeks before the next race in Turkey and I can't wait to see the next qualifying session and the race itself where Alonso will be trying to close the gap between him and his team-mate and also Ferrari will have to to try and rescue the season with just six races to go.

The blocking move in the pitlane was just too obvious , I dont think the FIA had too many options there .

I think it was a case of Alonso trying to do anything to stop Hamilton getting because he knew that with that pole position victory was going to be a bit easier.

Look, now that that these two McLaren drivers cant even talk to each other, yes one of them will have to move another team. In all likeliness I think it will be Alonso but what I can't help think is where he will go.

Would Ferrari or BMW take him? I don't think so and even his former team Renault. In that case he will have to go to the smaller teams but the best verdict will be for him to stay at McLaren and talk to Lewis.

Yes Derek, the options are limited but I think the best solution would be to resolve the problems at McLaren and stay there.

...apparently Dennis has said that Alonso is free to leave if he can't accept the team's principle that they are equal drivers...that will definitely break his back, but the team has no choice because Lewis has shown that he is an equal competitor, and in terms of consistency in driving, I think he is way ahead of Alonso....he has been so consistent since Melbourne, his determination when overtaking is out of this world even lapping cars he just hammers through...

I feel sorry for Alonso because he didn't see all this coming and he looks like he is cracking...and remember Hamilton is good for sponsorship, the British are desperate for a world champion, and Lewis is raking in record viewership

Another angle that has made life a bit harder for Alonso is the British press who have gone on an all out support for Hamilton and highlighting every mistake that Alonso makes.

I think not many people knew that Hamilton would be so good and most probably the most shocked of them all is Alonso. Lets see what happens in Turkey.

Whichever way it goes , its going to be one hell of a season . Fireworks all the way .

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