LEWIS HAMILTON
F1 WORLD CHAMPION 2008
 

THE ENTIRE 2008 F1 FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX SEASON

18 FULL RACES + 18 FULL QUALIFYING

Each race dvd also has qualifying on it !!!

ALL 18 RACES AND QUALIFYING ARE IN FULL ON 24  DVDS

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A fantastic battle between  Kimi, Hamilton and Alonso

(START TO FINISH INCLUDING PODIUM PRESENTATION)

commentary is Martin Brundle/James Alan

 

 
 
Round Official race title Grand Prix Circuit Date  
   
1 ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Albert Park, Melbourne 16 March    
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 23 March    
3 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 6 April    
4 Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 27 April    
5 Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Turkey Istanbul Park, Tuzla 11 May    
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 25 May    
7 Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 8 June    
8 Grand Prix de France French GP France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours 22 June    
9 Santander British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 6 July    
10 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 20 July    
11 ING Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 3 August    
12 Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe[68] European GP Spain Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia 24 August    
13 ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 7 September    
14 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 14 September    
15 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay 28 September    
16 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Fuji Speedway, Oyama 12 October    
17 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP People's Republic of China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 19 October    
18 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 2 November    

2008 Formula One season

 
   
 
   
 
Lewis Hamilton, champion of the 2008 Formula One season
 
Felipe Massa, runner-up in 2008 by a single point
 
Kimi Räikkönen, the 2007 world champion, finished the season ranked 3rd.

The 2008 Formula One season was the 59th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It began on 16 March and ended on 2 November with eighteen Grand Prix races.

Lewis Hamilton won the driver's title while Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro won the constructors' title. In winning the title, Hamilton became the youngest driver ever to win the title and the first black driver to do so. He was also the first British champion since Damon Hill in 1996.

Eleven teams competed in the championship, although Super Aguri withdrew on 6 May from the 2008 Formula One season due to financial troubles, completing four races. New technical rules for 2008 included the banning of traction control after it was re-introduced in 2001. 2008 also introduced two new street circuits. The Valencia Street Circuit and Marina Bay Street Circuit hosted the European GP and the new Singapore GP respectively. The Singapore GP was also the first Formula One event held at night.

This was the last season for the Honda team before they pulled out of F1 later in December due to the global economic crisis. Then, Ross Brawn bought the team and renamed it to Brawn GP in February of 2009 using the Mercedes-Benz engines. This was also the last Formula One season to race with grooved tyres since 1998 before slick tyres returned to Formula One in 2009.

It was the first time in the history of Formula One that all teams have used the same two drivers throughout the season and it was the first time that all the race cars were driving without traction control since 1994.

Contents

Pre-season testing

 
Former double world champion Fernando Alonso tests the Renault R28 at Valencia.

The first multi-team test session started in Jerez on 14 January 2008. Ferrari, McLaren and Toyota all tested their 2008 cars. Williams tested a modified version of the FW29 whilst Renault and Red Bull tested their 2007 entries. Honda, Toro Rosso, Super Aguri and Force India also attended. BMW was not in attendance as they were launching the F1.08. Testing then moved to Valencia on 22 January. Renault and Williams were the only teams on the track for the first day of testing. They were both testing their 2008 challengers. They were joined by every other team except Super Aguri for the next three days. 1 February saw testing move to Barcelona. Again, all teams but Super Aguri were in action. The first day of testing saw Kazuki Nakajima crash his FW30[5]. It also saw racist abuse directed at Lewis Hamilton. Williams withdrew from testing on day three to try to fix the problem that caused Nakajima's crash. Meanwhile on 4 February, Ferrari and Toyota moved to Bahrain to continue testing the F2008 and TF108.

On 12 February testing returned to Jerez. Red Bull and Williams were the only teams in action on the first day. The second day of testing saw all teams but Ferrari and Toyota (who were still in Bahrain) attending. After postponing their SA08 launch and cancelling testing at Valencia, Super Aguri turned up to test their SA07B interim car for the first time.

Testing moved to Barcelona on 19 February. The first day of tests got underway in rain with Williams, Red Bull, Renault and Toyota present. Nico Rosberg topped the time sheets for Williams. BMW Sauber were instead testing on their own in Jerez. Super Aguri did not turn up despite promising a Q&A with the media. They blamed circumstances beyond their control. On the second day Ferrari turned up and topped the time sheets with Felipe Massa on another wet track. McLaren joined on the final day and Williams finished on top with Nakajima. The final multi-team test began on 25 February with every team but Super Aguri attending. Lewis Hamilton topped the time sheets faster than both Kimi Räikkönen and Michael Schumacher. McLaren continued to outpace Ferrari on day two with both drivers on top and Toyota were fastest with Jarno Trulli on the final day.

Team controversy

There were a total of seven teams signed up to compete in the championship through an agreement with Formula One Management, with the other four major manufacturers in the Grand Prix Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the 2006 Spanish Grand Prix. All teams in both groups have two spots each on the 2008 grid. One for each of their drivers determined through Qualifying on the Saturday of the race weekend (Sunday hosting the Grand Prix).

On 14 February 2006 the FIA president Max Mosley announced that all teams interested in competing in the 2008 World Championship would have a seven-day window during which they would have to submit an application to compete. All eleven current teams applied, as well as several others. On April 28, 2006 the FIA announced that all of the current teams' applications for the 2008 season were granted, along with a new team Prodrive, fronted by the ex-BAR and -Benetton principal David Richards. There were 21 applications (including the current teams and Prodrive), of which the following were notable: European Minardi F1 Team Ltd, Jordan Grand Prix, Direxiv and Carlin Motorsport. However despite the Prodrive application being accepted Richards later announced that the team would not race in 2008 due to a dispute over the legality of customer cars.

Teams signed with FOM

GPMA manufacturers (MoU with FOM)

Bernie Ecclestone had signed an agreement with the GPMA to end their threat of a breakaway series in 2008.

On 29 July 2008, the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) was formed at a meeting of the teams competing in the 2008 championship. This new organization gives a united voice in ongoing discussions regarding the future of Formula One with the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One Group. Headed by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, the first task of FOTA will be to negotiate the terms of the new Concorde Agreement, the commercial contract which governs the championship, with the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone.

New car launches

Constructor Chassis Launch date Launch location
Ferrari F2008 6 January Flag of Italy Fiorano, Italy
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23 7 January Flag of Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Toyota TF108 10 January Flag of Germany Cologne, Germany
BMW Sauber F1.08 14 January Flag of Germany Munich, Germany
Red Bull-Renault RB4 16 January Flag of Spain Circuito de Jerez, Spain
Honda RA108 29 January Flag of the United Kingdom Brackley, United Kingdom
Renault R28 31 January Flag of France Paris, France
Force India-Ferrari* VJM-01 7 February Flag of India Mumbai, India
Williams-Toyota FW30 No official launch
Toro Rosso-Ferrari* STR3 No official launch
Super Aguri-Honda SA08 No official launch

* Team started the season with updated versions of their 2007 car.

Notes

  • Renault and Honda both started testing their 2008 cars a week before their official launch.
  • Although they did not have an official launch, Williams-Toyota gave the FW30 its track debut on 21 January at Valencia during winter testing with a livery of former Formula One drivers on the nose cone who have driven for Williams in the past 30 years. Their season livery was revealed at their photography studio in Oxfordshire on 3 March.
  • Toro Rosso-Ferrari started the 2008 season with an updated B spec version of their 2007 STR2 car stating that their 2008 challenger, the Toro Rosso STR3, was due to make its debut at the fourth or fifth round. The new car made its test debut in the hands of Red Bull junior driver, Brendon Hartley in Italy on 2 April, and was also tested by Sébastien Bourdais. The car made its public debut in Barcelona on April 16. It was later confirmed that the car would first race in Monaco.

[ Teams and drivers

The following constructors and drivers participated in the 2008 Formula One season.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race drivers No. Official test driver(s)
Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2008 Ferrari 056 B 1 Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 31 Flag of Italy Luca Badoer
Flag of Spain Marc Gené
Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa
Flag of Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW P86/8 B 3 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld 32 Flag of Austria Christian Klien
Flag of Estonia Marko Asmer
4 Flag of Poland Robert Kubica
Flag of France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R28 Renault RS27 B 5 Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 33 Flag of Brazil Lucas Di Grassi
Flag of France Romain Grosjean
Flag of Japan Sakon Yamamoto
6 Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Flag of the United Kingdom AT&T WilliamsF1 Team Williams FW30 Toyota RVX-08 B 7 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg 34 Flag of Germany Nicolas Hülkenberg
8 Flag of Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Flag of Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB4 Renault RS27 B 9 Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard 35 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
10 Flag of Australia Mark Webber
Flag of Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF108 Toyota RVX-08 B 11 Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 36 Flag of Japan Kamui Kobayashi
12 Flag of Germany Timo Glock
Flag of Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2B
STR3
Ferrari 056 B 14 Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais 37 Flag of New Zealand Brendon Hartley
15 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel
Flag of Japan Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA108 Honda RA808E B 16 Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button  38 Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz
Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Conway
Flag of Italy Luca Filippi
17 Flag of Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Flag of Japan Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA08 Honda RA808E B 18 Flag of Japan Takuma Sato 39 none
19 Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Flag of India Force India Formula One Team Force India VJM-01 Ferrari 056 B 20 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil 40 Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
21 Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Flag of the United Kingdom Vodafone McLarenMercedes McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes FO108V B 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 41 Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Flag of the United Kingdom Gary Paffett
Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta
23 Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen

Toro Rosso started 2008 with a modified version of their 2007 car, labelled the STR2B. The Italian team originally planned to introduce the new STR3 around the fourth or fifth round of the 2008 championship, but it finally made its debut in the sixth round, the Monaco Grand Prix.

Super Aguri withdrew on 6 May from the 2008 Formula One season due to financial troubles.

2008 was the first season where no driver was replaced during the course of the season. Usually some drivers are replaced either for an injury, a lack of performance or sponsorship related issues. However, the withdrawal of Super Aguri meant that the line up was still not identical at every race.

2008 race schedule

The FIA World Council approved the 2008 schedule on 24 October 2007. Singapore was Formula One's first ever night race.

Round Official race title Grand Prix Circuit City / Location Date  
   
1 Flag of Australia ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne 16 March    
2 Flag of Malaysia Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit Kuala Lumpur 23 March    
3 Flag of Bahrain Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain International Circuit Sakhir, Manama 6 April    
4 Flag of Spain Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Circuit de Catalunya Montmeló 27 April    
5 Flag of Turkey Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Istanbul Park Istanbul 11 May    
6 Flag of Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Circuit de Monaco Monte-Carlo 25 May    
7 Flag of Canada Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal 8 June    
8 Flag of France Grand Prix de France French GP Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Magny Cours 22 June    
9 Flag of the United Kingdom Santander British Grand Prix British GP Silverstone Circuit Silverstone 6 July    
10 Flag of Germany Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP Hockenheimring Hockenheim 20 July    
11 Flag of Hungary ING Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungaroring Budapest 3 August    
12 Flag of Spain Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe European GP Valencia Street Circuit Valencia 24 August    
13 Flag of Belgium ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa 7 September    
14 Flag of Italy Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP Autodromo Nazionale di Monza Monza 14 September    
15 Flag of Singapore SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Marina Bay Street Circuit Marina Bay 28 September    
16 Flag of Japan Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Fuji Speedway Oyama 12 October    
17 Flag of the People's Republic of China Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP Shanghai International Circuit Shanghai 19 October    
18 Flag of Brazil Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Autódromo José Carlos Pace São Paulo 2 November    

† New circuits
‡ Night Race

 Changes

Rule changes

ECU

Engine and gearbox

  • Max Mosley proposed an engine freeze for ten years. Later, all teams agreed to shorten the engine freeze to five years.
  • The first unscheduled engine change of the season for each car did not lead to the usual 10 place grid penalty.
  • Fuel of the cars must have been made up of at least 5.75% biological materials.
  • Gearboxes to last four races, 5 place grid penalty for a gear box change. If a driver did not finish a race, he was allowed to change the gearbox for the next race without receiving a penalty.

 Cars

  • Improved cockpit protection.
  • The use of a spare car was restricted. Each competing team would not be allowed to have more than two cars available for use at any time. In this context, a car was considered as such if it was a partially assembled survival cell, fitted with an engine, any front suspension, bodywork, radiators, oil tanks or heat exchangers.

Tyres

  • Bridgestone will be the official tyre supplier for the 2008-2010 seasons.

Qualifying

  • The first part of qualifying lengthened to 20 minutes, and final part of qualifying shortened to 10 minutes. Teams taking part in Q3 would no longer be allowed to add fuel back to the car after qualifying to eliminate 'fuel-burn' phase.
  • A minimum lap time for each qualifying session was implemented from Round 3 in Bahrain to stop cars coasting back to the pits at dangerously low speeds as seen in Round 2 in Malaysia. Both Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen were demoted five grid places after the stewards decided that they had impeded Nick Heidfeld and Fernando Alonso. The minimum lap time was different for each race. For example, it was 1:39 in Bahrain.
  • From 8 May 2008, the FIA announced that, following Super Aguri's departure from Formula One, the qualifying procedures changed. Rather than six drivers being eliminated at the end of Q1, only the five lowest-qualified drivers would be eliminated. This increased the likelihood that one of the midfield contenders would drop out, as only the top 15 drivers would go through to Q2. The Q2-Q3 transition remained unchanged.

Testing

  • No competing team was allowed to carry out more than 30,000 km (18,641mi) of testing during the 2008 calendar year.

Driver changes

 
After competing in the sport for ten years, Ralf Schumacher did not take part in the 2008 season. He was replaced at Toyota by 2007 GP2 Champion, Timo Glock.

Changed teams

Entered F1

Exited F1

Notes
Marko Asmer also drove in the GP2 Series with the FMS International team in 2008.

Kazuki Nakajima actually replaced Alex Wurz at the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Team changes

  • Rumours about the possible sale of the Jordan/Spyker team had been abundant in the paddock throughout the last few months of the 2007 season. Only a year after Spyker bought the team from Midland, Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya bought the team for 88 million, several million more than Spyker paid. On 24 October 2007, Mallya was granted permission to change the team's name to Force India. Force India had a driver announcement ceremony in January 2008 where it was revealed that Sutil would be second driver partnered by first driver Giancarlo Fisichella and test driver Vitantonio Liuzzi.
  • On 28 April 2006, rallying and motorsports technology firm Prodrive were officially granted entry to Formula One when the FIA announced the list of entrants to the 2008 Formula One World Championship. While a total of 21 teams applied for entry, the FIA had always maintained that only 12 teams would be granted entry, meaning only one new team would line up on the grid in 2008. FIA president Max Mosley revealed that Prodrive had found the finances to support their bid. Also, Prodrive's chief executive, David Richards, has experience as a Formula One team principal". However on 23 November 2007, after lengthy negotiations between FIA president Max Mosley regarding customer cars, Richards announced that Prodrive F1 would not compete in the 2008 Formula One World Championship, as the legal situation left no time for the team to be set up.
  • During the 2008 season on May 6, the Super Aguri team folded and withdrew from Formula One. The team was in dire financial straits at the end of 2007 as the team did not receive a payment on a sponsorship deal. This has led to them becoming the poorest team in Formula One. Super Aguri rejected a buyout offer in January 2008 from an Indian consortium led by the CEO of the Spice Group on the condition Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan drove in the line-up, because it meant demoting or cutting one of the team's 2007 drivers. Despite this Super Aguri were unable to sign any contracts until agreements had been reached with their sponsors. Sato and Davidson were confirmed on 10 March.
    GP2 series driver Luca Filippi was linked to race for the team in 2008, however he instead stayed with the GP2 series for 2008. Super Aguri announced that a major deal had been made with Magma Group to solve the team's financial problems, however this fell through, supposedly because of Magma Group's unwillingness to invest money in a team with poor results. On 6 May 2008, Super Aguri withdrew from the Formula One World Championship. It affirmed a prediction at the start of the season by Max Mosley saying the team would not make it to the final race in Brazil.

Race changes

 
The new Marina Bay Street Circuit which hosted the Singapore Grand Prix at night
  • It had been confirmed that Singapore would host a Grand Prix from 2008 for the next five years. It would be a street circuit, with the route designed by KBR. It had been confirmed that the Grand Prix would be a night race, with a start time of 20:00 local time (12:00 GMT) and run in an anti-clockwise direction to enhance safety by avoiding a bottle neck at the end of the start finish straight. It had also been revealed that practice sessions and qualifying would take place at night.
  • The European Grand Prix would take place at the Valencia Street Circuit in 2008, changing from the Nürburgring which hosted the event up until 2007. Because both German circuits share the right to host an F1 race, the German Grand Prix took place at Hockenheimring in 2008. It will continue to alternate between these two circuits yearly.
  • It had been confirmed that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway would not hold a Grand Prix in 2008; however, a possible return to Indianapolis in the future has not been completely ruled out.
  • In the run up to the 2007 French GP it was reported that it would be the last Grand Prix to be held at Magny-Cours. Some alternatives suggested for the French Grand Prix included Paul Ricard or a new circuit near Disneyland Paris or Charles de Gaulle airport. However on 24 July 2007 it was reported that Bernie Ecclestone had "agreed in principle to maintain the race at Magny-Cours in 2008, and even 2009, if there were no other alternatives."
  • The 2008 season also saw changes to the race start times for China, moved to 15:00 and Australia, moved from its traditional 14:00 slot to 15:30.

Other changes

  • On 7 March, the official Formula One tyre supplier Bridgestone announced that they would be marking their extreme wet weather tyres with a white line in the central groove to differentiate it from the softer wet weather tyre compound. This was so spectators could differentiate between the tyres in the same way they could with the dry compounds.

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Rd.   Grand Prix   Pole position   Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor  
1 Flag of Australia Australian Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes  
2 Flag of Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Italy Ferrari  
3 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Flag of Poland Robert Kubica Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Italy Ferrari  
4 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Italy Ferrari  
5 Flag of Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Italy Ferrari  
6 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes  
7 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Poland Robert Kubica Flag of Germany BMW Sauber  
8 Flag of France French Grand Prix Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Italy Ferrari  
9 Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand Prix Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes  
10 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes  
11 Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes  
12 Flag of Spain European Grand Prix Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Italy Ferrari  
13 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Italy Ferrari  
14 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Flag of Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari  
15 Flag of Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of France Renault  
16 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of France Renault  
17 Flag of the People's Republic of China Chinese Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes  
18 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Italy Ferrari  

Drivers

Pos Driver AUS
Flag of Australia
MAL
Flag of Malaysia
BHR
Flag of Bahrain
ESP
Flag of Spain
TUR
Flag of Turkey
MON
Flag of Monaco
CAN
Flag of Canada
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
Flag of Hungary
EUR
Flag of Spain
BEL
Flag of Belgium
ITA
Flag of Italy
SIN
Flag of Singapore
JPN
Flag of Japan
CHN
Flag of the People's Republic of China
BRA
Flag of Brazil
Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 1 5 13 3 2 1 Ret 10 1 1 5 2 3 7 3 12 1 5 98
2 Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Ret Ret 1 2 1 3 5 1 13 3 17 1 1 6 13 7 2 1 97
3 Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 8 1 2 1 3 9 Ret 2 4 6 3 Ret 18 9 15 3 3 3 75
4 Flag of Poland Robert Kubica Ret 2 3 4 4 2 1 5 Ret 7 8 3 6 3 11 2 6 11 75
5 Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 4 8 10 Ret 6 10 Ret 8 6 11 4 Ret 4 4 1 1 4 2 61
6 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld 2 6 4 9 5 14 2 13 2 4 10 9 2 5 6 9 5 10 60
7 Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen 5 3 5 Ret 12 8 9 4 5 5 1 4 10 2 10 Ret Ret 7 53
8 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 5 8 12 Ret 8 Ret 6 5 1 5 6 9 4 35
9 Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Ret 4 6 8 10 13 6 3 7 9 7 5 16 13 Ret 5 Ret 8 31
10 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Ret Ret 9 11 13 12 4 11 12 Ret 2 7 9 11 4 Ret 7 6 25
11 Flag of Australia Mark Webber Ret 7 7 5 7 4 12 6 10 Ret 9 12 8 8 Ret 8 14 9 21
12 Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 10 Ret 4 8 Ret 19
13 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg 3 14 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 9 10 14 8 12 14 2 11 15 12 17
14 Flag of Brazil Rubens Barrichello DSQ 13 11 Ret 14 6 7 14 3 Ret 16 16 Ret 17 Ret 13 11 15 11
15 Flag of Japan Kazuki Nakajima 6 17 14 7 Ret 7 Ret 15 8 14 13 15 14 12 8 15 12 17 9
16 Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Ret 9 18 12 9 Ret 3 9 Ret 13 11 17 11 16 7 Ret 10 Ret 8
17 Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais 7 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 13 17 11 12 18 10 7 18 12 10 13 14 4
18 Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Ret 10 Ret 6 11 11 11 Ret Ret 17 12 13 15 15 9 14 16 13 3
19 Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 12 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 16 15 14 17 Ret 14 Ret 17 18 0
20 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Ret Ret 19 Ret 16 Ret Ret 19 Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 19 Ret Ret Ret 16 0
21 Flag of Japan Takuma Sato Ret 16 17 13 WD                           0
22 Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Ret 15 16 Ret WD                           0
Pos Driver AUS
Flag of Australia
MAL
Flag of Malaysia
BHR
Flag of Bahrain
ESP
Flag of Spain
TUR
Flag of Turkey
MON
Flag of Monaco
CAN
Flag of Canada
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
Flag of Hungary
EUR
Flag of Spain
BEL
Flag of Belgium
ITA
Flag of Italy
SIN
Flag of Singapore
JPN
Flag of Japan
CHN
Flag of the People's Republic of China
BRA
Flag of Brazil
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap

† Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Constructors

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Flag of Australia
MAL
Flag of Malaysia
BHR
Flag of Bahrain
ESP
Flag of Spain
TUR
Flag of Turkey
MON
Flag of Monaco
CAN
Flag of Canada
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
Flag of Hungary
EUR
Flag of Spain
BEL
Flag of Belgium
ITA
Flag of Italy
SIN
Flag of Singapore
JPN
Flag of Japan
CHN
Flag of the People's Republic of China
BRA
Flag of Brazil
Pts
1 Flag of Italy Ferrari 1 8 1 2 1 3 9 Ret 2 4 6 3 Ret 18 9 15 3 3 3 172
2 Ret Ret 1 2 1 3 5 1 13 3 17 1 1 6 13 7 2 1
2 Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 22 1 5 13 3 2 1 Ret 10 1 1 5 2 3 7 3 12 1 5 151
23 5 3 5 Ret 12 8 9 4 5 5 1 4 10 2 10 Ret Ret 7
3 Flag of Germany BMW Sauber 3 2 6 4 9 5 14 2 13 2 4 10 9 2 5 6 9 5 10 135
4 Ret 2 3 4 4 2 1 5 Ret 7 8 3 6 3 11 2 6 11
4 Flag of France Renault 5 4 8 10 Ret 6 10 Ret 8 6 11 4 Ret 4 4 1 1 4 2 80
6 Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 10 Ret 4 8 Ret
5 Flag of Japan Toyota 11 Ret 4 6 8 10 13 6 3 7 9 7 5 16 11 Ret 5 Ret 8 56
12 Ret Ret 9 11 13 12 4 11 12 Ret 2 7 9 13 4 Ret 7 6
6 Flag of Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 14 7 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 13 17 11 12 18 10 7 18 12 10 13 14 39
15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 5 8 12 Ret 8 Ret 6 5 1 5 6 9 4
7 Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault 9 Ret 9 18 12 9 Ret 3 9 Ret 13 11 17 11 16 7 Ret 10 Ret 29
10 Ret 7 7 5 7 4 12 6 10 Ret 9 12 8 8 Ret 8 14 9
8 Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 7 3 14 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 9 10 14 8 12 14 2 11 15 12 26
8 6 17 14 7 Ret 7 Ret 15 8 14 13 15 14 12 8 15 12 17
9 Flag of Japan Honda 16 Ret 10 Ret 6 11 11 11 Ret Ret 17 12 13 15 15 9 14 16 13 14
17 DSQ 13 11 Ret 14 6 7 14 3 Ret 16 16 Ret 17 Ret 13 11 15
10 Flag of India Force India-Ferrari 20 Ret Ret 19 Ret 16 Ret Ret 19 Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 19 Ret Ret Ret 16 0
21 Ret 12 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 16 15 14 17 Ret 14 Ret 17 18
11 Flag of Japan Super Aguri-Honda 18 Ret 16 17 13 WD                           0
19 Ret 15 16 Ret WD                          
Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Flag of Australia
MAL
Flag of Malaysia
BHR
Flag of Bahrain
ESP
Flag of Spain
TUR
Flag of Turkey
MON
Flag of Monaco
CAN
Flag of Canada
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
Flag of Hungary
EUR
Flag of Spain
BEL
Flag of Belgium
ITA
Flag of Italy
SIN
Flag of Singapore
JPN
Flag of Japan
CHN
Flag of the People's Republic of China
BRA
Flag of Brazil
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest L

† Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

‡ Super Aguri withdrew from the Formula One world championship on May 6, 2008, with immediate effect. The company went into administration a day later.

Statistics

Drivers

Pos  ↓ Driver  ↓ Constructor(s)  ↓ Starts  ↓ Wins  ↓ Podiums  ↓ Poles  ↓ F.laps  ↓ Points  ↓
1 Flag of the United Kingdom Hamilton, LewisLewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 18 5 10 7 1 98
2 Flag of Brazil Massa, FelipeFelipe Massa Ferrari 18 6 10 6 3 97
3 Flag of Finland Räikkönen, KimiKimi Räikkönen Ferrari 18 2 9 2 10 75
4 Flag of Poland Kubica, RobertRobert Kubica BMW Sauber 18 1 7 1 0 75
5 Flag of Spain Alonso, FernandoFernando Alonso Renault 18 2 3 0 0 61
6 Flag of Germany Heidfeld, NickNick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 18 0 4 0 2 60
7 Flag of Finland Kovalainen, HeikkiHeikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 18 1 3 1 2 53
8 Flag of Germany Vettel, SebastianSebastian Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 18 1 1 1 0 35
9 Flag of Italy Trulli, JarnoJarno Trulli Toyota 18 0 1 0 0 31
10 Flag of Germany Glock, TimoTimo Glock Toyota 18 0 1 0 0 25
11 Flag of Australia Webber, MarkMark Webber Red Bull-Renault 18 0 0 0 0 21
12 Flag of Brazil Piquet Jr., NelsonNelson Piquet Jr. Renault 18 0 1 0 0 19
13 Flag of Germany Rosberg, NicoNico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 18 0 2 0 0 17
14 Flag of Brazil Barrichello, RubensRubens Barrichello Honda 18 0 1 0 0 11
15 Flag of Japan Nakajima, KazukiKazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 18 0 0 0 0 9
16 Flag of the United Kingdom Coulthard, DavidDavid Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 18 0 1 0 0 8
17 Flag of France Bourdais, SébastienSébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 18 0 0 0 0 4
18 Flag of the United Kingdom Button, JensonJenson Button Honda 18 0 0 0 0 3
19 Flag of Italy Fisichella, GiancarloGiancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 18 0 0 0 0 0
20 Flag of Germany Sutil, AdrianAdrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 18 0 0 0 0 0
21 Flag of Japan Sato, TakumaTakuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 4 0 0 0 0 0
22 Flag of the United Kingdom Davidson, AnthonyAnthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 4 0 0 0 0 0

Constructors

Pos  ↓ Constructor  ↓ Chassis  ↓ Engine  ↓ Starts  ↓ Wins  ↓ Podiums  ↓ Poles  ↓ F.laps  ↓ Points  ↓
1 Flag of Italy Ferrari F2008 Ferrari 36 8 19 8 13 172
2 Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes 36 6 13 8 3 151
3 Flag of Germany BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW 36 1 11 1 2 135
4 Flag of France Renault R28 Renault 36 2 4 0 0 80
5 Flag of Japan Toyota TF108 Toyota 36 0 2 0 0 56
6 Flag of Italy Toro Rosso STR2B, STR3 Ferrari 36 1 1 1 0 39
7 Flag of Austria Red Bull RB4 Renault 36 0 1 0 0 29
8 Flag of the United Kingdom Williams FW30 Toyota 36 0 2 0 0 26
9 Flag of Japan Honda RA108 Honda 36 0 1 0 0 14
10 Flag of India Force India VJM-01 Ferrari 36 0 0 0 0 0
11 Flag of Japan Super Aguri SA08 Honda 8 0 0 0 0 0

TV coverage

All broadcasters of Formula One worldwide take what is known as the world feed for the majority of their race coverage. The host broadcaster which produces the world feed has access to trackside, onboard and pitlane cameras. Timing, position and other graphics are also added to the world feed before it is provided to the broadcasters. For the 2008 season, Formula One Management, owner of the commercial rights to the sport acted as host broadcaster for 16 of the 18 rounds of the championship.

 
 
   
 

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