He needed a win to keep up with his teammate, Kimi Raikonnen in the points, and today he got it. Ferrari's 25 year-old Brazilian driver, Felipe Massa, has won his first race of the year in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Fernando Alonso finished fifth. Kimi Raikonnen finished third. BMW's Nick Heidfeld finished fourth, so his pursuit of the Drivers Championship is not yet futile. But up-front, there is a 3-way tie for the Drivers Championship between Alonso, Raikonnen, and Lewis Hamilton, who finished on the podium for the third straight race. No F1 driver has ever started his career with three straight podiums. Is his first victory imminent? The teams pack-up and go to Europe for 4 weeks of testing and refinement. Next race is Barcelona on May 13th.