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The real story coming out of this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix should be the fact that Ferrari won again and Lewis Hamilton is driving better than any other driver in F1, but a stray dog that was struck and killed on track during a GP2 Series by Bruno Senna - nephew of Ayrton, yes that Ayrton - has dominated much of the F1 headlines. There's video of it after the jump for those with hardy stomachs.

But back to the racing. After having dominated the prior week's Spanish Grand Prix by finishing one-two, Ferrari once again crowded the podium stand with two top-three finishers, though not in order this time. Felipe Massa, whose performance the last three races has marked an impressive turnaround, captured the checkered flag - his second of the season and third in a row in Turkey - by driving a very clean race. He was, however, passed by McLaren's Lewis Hamilton mid-race, who had an impressive race all around. Some say Hamilton drove the race of his career at this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix, but his team's strategy of a three-pit race ultimately did him in, as Massa's two-pit strategy gave him enough lead time to hold off Hamilton. Third place was earned by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who will take the points to pad his slim points lead over teammate Massa and Hamilton.

  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 11: Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari leads from Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes during the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 11, 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa tries to overtake McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton at the Istanbul Park racetrack on May 11, 2008 in Istanbul, during the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix. Massa won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen. AFP PHOTO / HUSEYIN CAGLAR (Photo credit should read HUSEYIN CAGLAR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 11: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes leads from Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari during the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 11, 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 11: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes in action during the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 11, 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 11: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes in action during the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 11, 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives at the Istanbul Park racetrack on May 11, 2008 in Istanbul, during the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix. Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen. AFP PHOTO / HUSEYIN CAGLAR (Photo credit should read HUSEYIN CAGLAR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa drives at the Istanbul Park racetrack on May 11, 2008 in Istanbul, during the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix. Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa drives at the Istanbul Park racetrack on May 11, 2008 in Istanbul, during the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix. Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa pits stop at the Istanbul Park racetrack on May 11, 2008 in Istanbul, during the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix. Massa won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen. AFP PHOTO / POOL / TOLGA BOZOGLU (Photo credit should read TOLGA BOZOGLU/AFP/Getty Images)
  • McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton pits stop at the Istanbul Park racetrack on May 11, 2008 in Istanbul, during the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix. Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen. AFP PHOTO / POOL / TOLGA BOZOGLU (Photo credit should read TOLGA BOZOGLU/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa (R) chats with McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton on the podium the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park racetrack on May 11, 2008 in Istanbul. Ferrari Brazilian's driver Felipe Massa won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 11: Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari celebrates on the podium after winning the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park May 11, 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

[Source: F1-Live]




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