Tires have been the talk of F1 so far this season. For whatever reason, each week the tires seem to degrade faster and faster. This week, the soft tires would last maybe six laps before a massive performance drop off. But two people were able to take advantage of the tire. And those people were Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.
Kimi Raikkonen made a slow getaway from second on the grid, which allowed both Ferraris to slide by into second and third. Polesitter Lewis Hamilton held the lead for the first five laps, but he couldn't keep the squadron of Ferraris behind. Alonso and Massa slipped through on lap five and left Hamilton behind.