Pulled out of the fire!

Jenson Button managed to pull off a surprise podium finish in today’s Belgian Grand Prix after initially falling back from the grid. Button also suffered from a bad strategy decision from the team, opting to put slick tyres on both the cars, only to come back in a lap latter to change back to intermediate tyres as both drivers struggled with grip behind the safety car. Which was brought out went Giancarlo Fisichella lost control in the fast sweeping Eau Rouge corner and buried it in the tyre wall! Button was finally gifted a 3rd position when McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya tangled with Antonio Pizzonia with only a handful of laps remaining. Although I think that Montoya was pretty pissed off about having to give up a certain victory to help Raikkonen, who eventually won the race. I can understand the Columbians frustrations as he had led the race since the outset and was pretty much forced to let Raikkonen through to get the maximum points. Because of Montoya’s slip up, Fernando Alonso benefited finishing in 2nd position, meaning that Raikkonen only clawed back two points, meaning that short of a miracle, there is no chance of Raikkonen wining the world championship, at least not this year; I believe that the McLaren will fail before the Renault does. Driver of the day has to be Jenson Button, clawing his way back onto the podium making two excellent overtaking manoeuvres and his team mate took out Michael Schumacher going into La Source, what a crying shame as Schumacher was in 5th position at the time, oh the shame [I wonder if anyone was convinced by that?].

Things are looking even better in the Cricket, England bowled out Australia for 367, dashing any hopes that Australia had of making a big total for England to beat. Andrew Flintoff was the hero of the day, taking 5 wickets for just 78 runs, destroying the Aussie resistance. England was dealt a blow early in their second innings when Strauss was bowled out for just one run, having only faced 7 balls. But the weather came to the rescue, and England finished the day 34 – 1, 40 runs ahead, with only one day left to play, this match is looking very likely to be drawn and England will take back the ashes for the first time in 18 years, and about bloody time too, here’s hoping for some more rain interruptions tomorrow!

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