10 months, 900 laps, over 6000 miles, and the Formula One world championship went down to the last Â¼ of a mile. Ten years after signing for McLaren, Lewis Hamilton re-paid Ron Dennis for his faith in him with the youngest world champion in history, which eluded him 12 months ago. A rain interrupted dramatic final Brazilian Grand Prix was won by Felipe Massa in front of his home crowd, but it was the drama going on behind him which had everyoneâ€™s focus back home.
It was 20/20 for $20 million, but England didnâ€™t even deserve 20p after their dismal batting performance after winning the toss on a pleasant Caribbean Saturday evening. No-one got going and if it hadnâ€™t been for Samit Patel and Stuart Broadâ€™s calmer heads, the final score might have been even more pathetic than the paltry 99 they mustered up in just 19.5 overs.
Nicolas Anelka helped himself to a hat-trick as Chelsea got back to winning ways at Stamford Bridge with an easy 5-0 win over Sunderland.
It was a bitterly chilly afternoon in West London, but the football on offer warmed the hearts of those who had braved the cold.
Joe Cole recovered from an ankle injury picked up in midweek, and he was the fulcrum for much of Chelseaâ€™s attacking threat.
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Friday 31st October (15:24 GMT)
Lewis Hamilton was narrowly beaten by title rival, Felipe Massa today in Friday practice, ahead of this weekend'sÂ Brazilian Grand PrixÂ championship decider.
MassaÂ wasÂ quickest in Interlagos with a lap of one minute 12.305 seconds for Stefano Domenicali's Ferrari team, whilst British driver Hamilton recorded a 0.190 second deficit, setting a time of one minute 12.495.