For the first half of the German Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen looked nearly unstoppable, extending his lead out to more than 10 seconds. Then his McLaren quit running due to a hydraulic failure on lap 36. This would eventually lead Fernando Alonso to quip, "we all know that the race is 70 laps long [err, actually this one was only 67 laps - ed], and you don't get any prizes for being fastest until half-distance", but not until he won the race with his Renault. This extended his points lead out by another 10 points to 36 over Raikkonen, which makes it highly likely that Alonso will finish this session as the world champion. The race started messy, and, well, pretty much stayed that way. Juan Pablo Montoya finished second, with Jenson Button coming in third place.

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