Felipe Massa backing Ferrari stays in McLaren’s rear-view mirror by claiming the Pole Position at the Turkish Grand Prix. Exploding to the scene with his latest exploit, the Brazilian successfully fended off the challenge from his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to finish, just 2.2 seconds clear. Though, Raikkonen appeared a tough contender to maneuver the track to pull out a small advantage on his worn tyres, but a small error at the end landed him to the second spot. Jubilant Messa said: It’s amazing. I love the track, I love the place and here is where my career made a switch and I started to win races and fight with the front runners. It’s a very special place for me and to have a second consecutive win here, it’s difficult to find the right words. Lewis Hamilton’s world championship bid received a major impediment. As on the course, with 15 laps to go his right-front tyre fell apart, which disabled him to fight back. The crash permitted teammate Fernando Alonso to save the day for McLaren with a slip into third place, while Hamilton landing fifth behind BMW’s Nick Heidfeld. Hamilton still leads the overall championship table with 84 points five clear of Alonso, who is on 79. Massa and Raikkonen land next up on 69 and 68 points respectively. With a second succsessive win, maestro Massa gives Ferrari fresh impetus and buoyed optimism going into the Italian team’s home race at Monza on September 9.