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Kubica wins, as F1 finally has something to smile about

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08/06/2008

One would think, what with his 06.s advantage over Robert Kubica, that today's Canadian GP would be something of a done deal for 2007 winner Lewis Hamilton. But don't you believe it.

Although the McLaren driver was on supreme form in yesterday's session, today's race will be no walk in the park, victory is no mere formality.

As previously reported, the condition of the track is giving serious cause for concern, and despite overnight repairs there remain fears that should the track surface continue to break up there will be upsets. That said, it is unlikely that Mike Gascoyne's warning of no cars finishing the race will come true. But then again…

Montreal has always had its fair share of incidents, but this year the drivers are really worried. That said, with just over an hour before the race gets underway, the Grand Prix Drivers' Association maintains a deafening silence.

Although it is currently unseasonably cool, which will hardly help the drivers as they seek grip this afternoon, at least the threat of rain and thunderstorms has eased.

It's a race the promises so much, a Montreal double for Hamilton, a maiden win for Kubica and BMW, while Alonso, Rosberg and Webber must feel they could take serious points from today's event.

However, in many ways it is in the lap of the gods, for we really don't know what to expect from this afternoon's race, only that, in the words of the song… there could be trouble ahead.

Ferrari needs a good result here, especially after the misery of Monaco, however, Kimi Raikkonen has been one of the most vocal critics of the track surface this weekend, so maybe we shouldn't expect too much.

In addition to resurfacing at the hairpin (Turn 10), there have also been repairs at Turn 7 - scene of the two Toro Rosso incidents - and Turn 2.

As happened yesterday, especially in the free practice session, some of the repairs have resulted in wet patches on the track, which, of course, adds to the potential drama.

Furthermore, despite the various repairs, further damage was done to the track during this morning's support races. Doh!

Hopefully, despite the negativity, we will get a good race, for, as the furore over the Mosley saga, not to mention the battle for control of the sport, continues, what wee need is a strong core product, and that means decent racing. While some might be attracted by the politics and chicanery, the rest of us simply want to see the best drivers in the world battling one another in the best cars. Still, what do we know…. And since when did it matter what the punters want?

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