I just finished Istanbul then. Qualified 4th behind Vettel, Webber and Alonso respectively with a 01:29.813 in my Virgin (I was proud of that) and jumped Alonso into the first corner. Webber was leading Vettel for a few laps, until they became very close to each other on the mini-map before I passed the stationary Red Bull of Mark Webber, who had mysteriously spun… I was up to second before, a few laps later, I saw also Vettel spinning off into the gravel! I was leading all of a sudden – with Massa right behind me. As we entered the pits, Massa was nearly touching my gearbox, bus as I exited, he was gone… (?)
I was 5th behind everyone who hadn’t pitted and then when the front runners pitted, Liuzzi in a Force India (who went only one lap longer than me) assumed the lead! It didn’t make a lot of sense as he was in 10th when I made my stop and then he stayed out for just one more lap, pitted, and exited in the lead… All the front-runners from before had disappeared seemingly and Petrov was right behind me, chasing me all the way to the end. I came 2nd with 2 of my 4 flashbacks remaining, but I couldn’t help but feel disappointed, for I believe I was robbed of a win by a silly glitch.