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Friday, May 23, 2008

Senna rules Monaco

Bruno Senna carried on the family tradition, winning the feature GP2 race and putting the Senna name back on top of the podium on the streets of Monaco.

Senna took the lead from pole sitter Pastor Maldonado going into St Devote and built up a nearly five second cushion before contact behind the front runners tightened up the field.

It was a tight battle to the end, but Senna nailed down the win 15 years after his legendary uncle topped the Monaco podium for the last time.

Hakkinen: Lewis must step up

Mika Hakkinen said last year’s performance makes Lewis Hamilton the leader at McLaren, and he now has to take responsibility and fill that role.

Setanta reports the Finn said with expectations high, Hamilton must put into use the lessons learned from Fernando Alonso and develop the car and get results.

The double world champion continued Hamilton clearly has the talent, but he must handle the pressure well or he may become prone to mistakes.

Jackie Stewart bets Mosley will stay in power

One of Max Mosley’s fiercest critics, triple Formula One world champion Jackie Stewart believes the embattled FIA head will win his vote of no confidence.

He believes in it enough he put $100 (50 pounds) on it, Reuters reports.

Commenting that for a Scotsman $100 is a lot of money, Mosley’s 'certified half-wit' said he would gladly pay it out if he loses, but that it would be wrong if he won.

Stewart said the fact Mosley’s presence has been deemed unacceptable to governments and race organizers is a sign the FIA president should step aside.

He also said the FIA chief, who has punished individuals and organizations in the past for bringing the sport into disrepute, should be held to the same high standard.

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