TOP 10: Dramatic Final Laps

Think of final laps in Formula One and your mind will likely surge back to Brazil 2008. At a rain-soaked Interlagos, a very young Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Felipe Massa were fighting it out to take the World Championship title.

It would be a maiden victory for whoever clinched the title. The race was a winner takes all affair that started terribly for Hamilton. Having made his way through the pack going into the final lap, Hamilton needed to finish fifth or better to win his first title. With two laps remaining, Hamilton was 7th, behind Sebastian Vettel and Timo Glock. As the cars entered the final corner on the final lap, it seemed like Massa had secured the world title on home soil.

Massa sailed home as race winner, the crowd basking in the glory of the first Brazilian champion since the great Ayrton Senna. Massa and his father spoke in tears over the radio, the Ferrari garage were jubilant.

On the final corner, the most dramatic of scenes was unfolding. Timo Glock's Toyota resembled bambi on ice in the final corners; he could barely keep his car on track. On the final corner, both Vettel and Hamilton passed Glock to take P4 and 5 respectively. The Briton, somehow, had done it. he crossed the line amid confusion, given the cameras had barely captured his overtake on Glock. Within seconds, it became clear that Hamilton had pipped Massa. It was a mixture of heartbreak and glory, depending on what side of the fence you stood on.

Relive that moment and 9 others courtesy of Formula One's YouTube channel.

Philip Boeckman

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