13 Oct 2008

Alonso wins again, F1 title still up for grabs

5:58 am on 13 October 2008

Renault's Fernando Alonso won the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix as title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa collided in a dramatic race.

Alonso, who was a suprise winner in Singapore 2 weeks ago, finished ahead of BMW-Sauber's Robert Kubica and the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton made a poor start, ran off the road at the first corner and was tipped into a spin by Massa on lap two.

Both were given penalties for different incidents but Massa recovered to take seventh and cut Hamilton's lead to five points with two races left.... Hamilton was 12th and out of the points.

The penultimate round is in Shanghai next weekend.