Burst tyre was ‘justice’ – newspaper

Tue, 28 August 2007, 10:56

Lewis Hamilton’s tyre failure on Sunday was swift justice, according to one Spanish newspaper.

Summarising the weekend’s Turkish grand prix, ‘El Pais’ said lady-luck paid back the British championship leader after the unfairness of teammate Fernando Alonso’s stewards’ penalty three weeks earlier in Hungary.

“Alonso fetched back some of the points that were taken away from him in Hungary,” the newspaper wrote.

The daily ‘Marca’ agreed: “Hamilton’s flat tyre allows Alonso to draw a deep breath”.

Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport welcomed Felipe Massa’s victory for re-opening a four-way battle for the title.

Tuttosport added: “Ferrari’s one-two gives the championship new momentum. (Luca di) Montezemolo’s dream was fulfilled and Ferrari once again has a chance”.

Corriere dello Sport, however, cautioned: “From now on Ferrari may not make a single error”.

Austria’s Kronen Zeitung, meanwhile, observed objectively: “Now the victory duel between the enemy teams stands at 6:6, with the ‘fantastic four’ each winning three races” so far.

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