Hamilton crosses line second behind Massa at European GP in Valencia

PUBLISHED: 15:52 24 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:15 26 October 2009

Motorsports / Formula 1: World Championship 2008, GP of Europe, 22 Lewis Hamilton (GBR, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes),
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Motorsports / Formula 1: World Championship 2008, GP of Europe, 22 Lewis Hamilton (GBR, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes), *** Local Caption *** +++ www.hoch-zwei.net +++ copyright: HOCH ZWEI / Juergen Tap +++

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LEWIS Hamilton has crossed the finish line second in the European Grand Prix at Valencia. The 23-year-old McLaren Mercedes driver from Tewin claimed a podium position behind Felipe Massa at the new racetrack in Spain. Hamilton finished almost six seconds

Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren

LEWIS Hamilton has crossed the finish line second in the European Grand Prix at Valencia.

The 23-year-old McLaren Mercedes driver from Tewin claimed a podium position behind Felipe Massa at the new racetrack in Spain.

Hamilton finished almost six seconds behind Massa.

However, the result is subject to an investigation by race stewards.

Brazilian Ferrari driver Massa could be penalised by FIA officials for driving unsafely as he exited his second pitstop.

He was released from the stop into the path of Force India's Adrian Sutil in the pitlane.

Massa started the Valencia race from pole position and took his fourth chequered flag of the season.

Hamilton was second home around the seafront street circuit ahead of Polish driver Robert Kubica in the BMW.

As it stands, Herts' F1 hero is six points clear of Massa in the race for the World Championship.

Defending world champion Kimi Raikkonen failed to finish after an engine blowout and is now 13 points behind Hamilton in the race for the title.

However, that could all change if Massa is penalised by officials and stripped of his victory.

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