LEWIS HAMILTON
F1 WORLD CHAMPION 2008


                                                                

THE ENTIRE 2008 F1 FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX SEASON

18 FULL RACES + 18 FULL QUALIFYING

ALL 18 RACES AND QUALIFYING ARE IN FULL ON 25 DVDS


A fantastic battle between Kimi, Hamilton and Alonso

(START TO FINISH INCLUDING PODIUM PRESENTATION)

commentary is Martin Brundle/James Alan


DVD 1 AUSTRALIA

DVD 2 MALAYSIA

DVD 3 BAHRAIN

DVD 4 SPAIN

DVD 5 TURKEY

DVD 6 MONACO

DVD 7 CANADA

DVD 8 FRANCE

DVD 9 GREAT BRITAIN

DVD 10 GERMANY

DVD 11 HUNGARY

DVD 12 EUROPE

DVD 13 BELGIUM

DVD 14 ITALY

DVD 15 SINGAPORE

DVD 16 JAPAN

DVD 17 CHINA

DVD 18 BRAZIL

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[2].

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[3]. 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[15], 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

ConstructorChassisLaunch dateLaunch location
FerrariF20086 JanuaryFlag of Italy Fiorano, Italy
McLaren-MercedesMP4-237 JanuaryFlag of Germany Stuttgart, Germany
ToyotaTF10810 JanuaryFlag of Germany Cologne, Germany
BMW SauberF1.0814 JanuaryFlag of Germany Munich, Germany
Red Bull-RenaultRB416 JanuaryFlag of Spain Circuito de Jerez, Spain
HondaRA10829 JanuaryFlag of the United Kingdom Brackley, United Kingdom
RenaultR2831 JanuaryFlag of France Paris, France
Force India-Ferrari*VJM-017 FebruaryFlag of India Mumbai, India
Williams-ToyotaFW30No official launch
Toro Rosso-Ferrari*STR3No official launch
Super Aguri-HondaSA08No 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[30].

EntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyreNo.Race driversNo.Official test driver(s)
Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrariF2008[31]Ferrari 056B1Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen[32]31Flag of Italy Luca Badoer
Flag of Spain Marc Gené
Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher
2Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa[35]
Flag of Germany BMW Sauber F1 TeamBMW SauberF1.08[36]BMW P86/8B3Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld[37]32Flag of Austria Christian Klien
Flag of Estonia Marko Asmer
4Flag of Poland Robert Kubica[37]
Flag of France ING Renault F1 TeamRenaultR28[39]Renault RS27B5Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso[40]33Flag of Brazil Lucas Di Grassi
Flag of France Romain Grosjean
Flag of Japan Sakon Yamamoto
6Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr.[40]
Flag of the United Kingdom AT&T WilliamsF1 TeamWilliamsFW30[44]Toyota RVX-08[45]B7Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg[46]34Flag of Germany Nicolas Hülkenberg
8Flag of Japan Kazuki Nakajima[46]
Flag of Austria Red Bull RacingRed BullRB4[48]Renault RS27B9Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard[49]35Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
10Flag of Australia Mark Webber[51]
Flag of Japan Panasonic Toyota RacingToyotaTF108[52]Toyota RVX-08B11Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli[53]36Flag of Japan Kamui Kobayashi
12Flag of Germany Timo Glock[55]
Flag of Italy Scuderia Toro RossoToro RossoSTR2B[56]
STR3[28]
Ferrari 056B14Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais[57]37Flag of New Zealand Brendon Hartley
15Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel[59]
Flag of Japan Honda Racing F1 TeamHondaRA108[60]Honda RA808EB16Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button [61]38Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz
Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Conway
Flag of Italy Luca Filippi
17Flag of Brazil Rubens Barrichello[65]
Flag of Japan Super Aguri F1Super AguriSA08[66]Honda RA808EB18Flag of Japan Takuma Sato[67]39none
19Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson[67]
Flag of India Force India Formula One TeamForce IndiaVJM-01[68]Ferrari 056[69]B20Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil[70]40Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
21Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella[70]
Flag of the United Kingdom Vodafone McLarenMercedesMcLarenMP4-23[71]Mercedes FO108VB22Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[72]41Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Flag of the United Kingdom Gary Paffett
Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta
23Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen[75]

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.

RoundOfficial race titleGrand PrixCircuitCity / LocationDate


1Flag of Australia ING Australian Grand PrixAustralian GPAlbert Park Grand Prix CircuitMelbourne16 March

2Flag of Malaysia Petronas Malaysian Grand PrixMalaysian GPSepang International CircuitKuala Lumpur23 March

3Flag of Bahrain Gulf Air Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain GPBahrain International CircuitSakhir, Manama6 April

4Flag of Spain Gran Premio de España TelefónicaSpanish GPCircuit de CatalunyaMontmeló27 April

5Flag of Turkey Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand PrixTurkish GPIstanbul ParkIstanbul11 May

6Flag of Monaco Grand Prix de MonacoMonaco GPCircuit de MonacoMonte-Carlo25 May

7Flag of Canada Grand Prix du CanadaCanadian GPCircuit Gilles VilleneuveMontreal8 June

8Flag of France Grand Prix de FranceFrench GPCircuit de Nevers Magny-CoursMagny Cours22 June

9Flag of the United Kingdom Santander British Grand PrixBritish GPSilverstone CircuitSilverstone6 July

10Flag of Germany Großer Preis Santander von DeutschlandGerman GPHockenheimringHockenheim20 July

11Flag of Hungary ING Magyar NagydíjHungarian GPHungaroringBudapest3 August

12Flag of Spain Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe[77]European GPValencia Street CircuitValencia24 August

13Flag of Belgium ING Belgian Grand PrixBelgian GPCircuit de Spa-FrancorchampsSpa7 September

14Flag of Italy Gran Premio Santander d'ItaliaItalian GPAutodromo Nazionale di MonzaMonza14 September

15Flag of Singapore SingTel Singapore Grand PrixSingapore GPMarina Bay Street CircuitMarina Bay28 September

16Flag of Japan Fuji Television Japanese Grand PrixJapanese GPFuji SpeedwayOyama12 October

17Flag of the People's Republic of China Sinopec Chinese Grand PrixChinese GPShanghai International CircuitShanghai19 October

18Flag of Brazil Grande Prêmio do BrasilBrazilian GPAutódromo José Carlos PaceSão Paulo2 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[70].
  • 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[99]. 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
1Flag of Australia Australian Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of Finland Heikki KovalainenFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
2Flag of Malaysia Malaysian Grand PrixFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Germany Nick HeidfeldFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Italy Ferrari
3Flag of Bahrain Bahrain Grand PrixFlag of Poland Robert KubicaFlag of Finland Heikki KovalainenFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Italy Ferrari
4Flag of Spain Spanish Grand PrixFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Italy Ferrari
5Flag of Turkey Turkish Grand PrixFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Italy Ferrari
6Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand PrixFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
7Flag of Canada Canadian Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Poland Robert KubicaFlag of Germany BMW Sauber
8Flag of France French Grand PrixFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Italy Ferrari
9Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand PrixFlag of Finland Heikki KovalainenFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
10Flag of Germany German Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of Germany Nick HeidfeldFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
11Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Finland Heikki KovalainenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
12Flag of Spain European Grand PrixFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Italy Ferrari
13Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Italy Ferrari
14Flag of Italy Italian Grand PrixFlag of Germany Sebastian VettelFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Germany Sebastian VettelFlag of Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari
15Flag of Singapore Singapore Grand PrixFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Finland Kimi RäikkönenFlag of Spain Fernando AlonsoFlag of France Renault
16Flag of Japan Japanese Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Spain Fernando AlonsoFlag of France Renault
17Flag of the People's Republic of China Chinese Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of the United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
18Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand PrixFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Brazil Felipe MassaFlag of Italy Ferrari

Drivers

PosDriverAUS
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
1Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton1513321Ret101152373121598
2Flag of Brazil Felipe MassaRetRet121351133171161372197
3Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen812139Ret2463Ret1891533375
4Flag of Poland Robert KubicaRet2344215Ret7836311261175
5Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso4810Ret610Ret86114Ret44114261
6Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld264951421324109256951060
7Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen535Ret12894551410210RetRet753
8Flag of Germany Sebastian VettelRetRetRetRet175812Ret8Ret651569435
9Flag of Italy Jarno TrulliRet46810136379751613Ret5Ret831
10Flag of Germany Timo GlockRetRet911131241112Ret279114Ret7625
11Flag of Australia Mark WebberRet7757412610Ret91288Ret814921
12Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr.Ret11RetRet15RetRet7Ret2611Ret10Ret48Ret19
13Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg3148Ret8Ret10169101481214211151217
14Flag of Brazil Rubens BarrichelloDSQ1311Ret1467143Ret1616Ret17Ret13111511
15Flag of Japan Kazuki Nakajima617147Ret7Ret158141315141281512179
16Flag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardRet918129Ret39Ret13111711167Ret10Ret8
17Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais7Ret15RetRetRet131711121810718121013144
18Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson ButtonRet10Ret6111111RetRet171213151591416133
19Flag of Italy Giancarlo FisichellaRet121210RetRetRet18Ret16151417Ret14Ret17180
20Flag of Germany Adrian SutilRetRet19Ret16RetRet19Ret15RetRet1319RetRetRet160
21Flag of Japan Takuma SatoRet161713WD












0
22Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony DavidsonRet1516RetWD












0
PosDriverAUS
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
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenPoints finish
BlueNon-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
PurpleDid not finish (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light bluePracticed only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
BlankDid 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

PosConstructorCar
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
1Flag of Italy Ferrari1812139Ret2463Ret18915333172
2RetRet1213511331711613721
2Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes221513321Ret1011523731215151
23535Ret12894551410210RetRet7
3Flag of Germany BMW Sauber32649514213241092569510135
4Ret2344215Ret78363112611
4Flag of France Renault54810Ret610Ret86114Ret44114280
6Ret11RetRet15RetRet7Ret2611Ret10Ret48Ret
5Flag of Japan Toyota11Ret46810136379751611Ret5Ret856
12RetRet911131241112Ret279134Ret76
6Flag of Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari147Ret15RetRetRet1317111218107181210131439
15RetRetRetRet175812Ret8Ret6515694
7Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault9Ret918129Ret39Ret13111711167Ret10Ret29
10Ret7757412610Ret91288Ret8149
8Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Toyota73148Ret8Ret10169101481214211151226
8617147Ret7Ret15814131514128151217
9Flag of Japan Honda16Ret10Ret6111111RetRet1712131515914161314
17DSQ1311Ret1467143Ret1616Ret17Ret131115
10Flag of India Force India-Ferrari20RetRet19Ret16RetRet19Ret15RetRet1319RetRetRet160
21Ret121210RetRetRet18Ret16151417Ret14Ret1718
11Flag of Japan Super Aguri-Honda18Ret161713WD












0
19Ret1516RetWD












PosConstructorCar
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
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenPoints finish
BlueNon-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
PurpleDid not finish (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light bluePracticed only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
BlankDid 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 ↓
1Flag of the United Kingdom Hamilton, LewisLewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes185107198
2Flag of Brazil Massa, FelipeFelipe MassaFerrari186106397
3Flag of Finland Räikkönen, KimiKimi RäikkönenFerrari182921075
4Flag of Poland Kubica, RobertRobert KubicaBMW Sauber18171075
5Flag of Spain Alonso, FernandoFernando AlonsoRenault18230061
6Flag of Germany Heidfeld, NickNick HeidfeldBMW Sauber18040260
7Flag of Finland Kovalainen, HeikkiHeikki KovalainenMcLaren-Mercedes18131253
8Flag of Germany Vettel, SebastianSebastian VettelToro Rosso-Ferrari18111035
9Flag of Italy Trulli, JarnoJarno TrulliToyota18010031
10Flag of Germany Glock, TimoTimo GlockToyota18010025
11Flag of Australia Webber, MarkMark WebberRed Bull-Renault18000021
12Flag of Brazil Piquet Jr., NelsonNelson Piquet Jr.Renault18010019
13Flag of Germany Rosberg, NicoNico RosbergWilliams-Toyota18020017
14Flag of Brazil Barrichello, RubensRubens BarrichelloHonda18010011
15Flag of Japan Nakajima, KazukiKazuki NakajimaWilliams-Toyota1800009
16Flag of the United Kingdom Coulthard, DavidDavid CoulthardRed Bull-Renault1801008
17Flag of France Bourdais, SébastienSébastien BourdaisToro Rosso-Ferrari1800004
18Flag of the United Kingdom Button, JensonJenson ButtonHonda1800003
19Flag of Italy Fisichella, GiancarloGiancarlo FisichellaForce India-Ferrari1800000
20Flag of Germany Sutil, AdrianAdrian SutilForce India-Ferrari1800000
21Flag of Japan Sato, TakumaTakuma SatoSuper Aguri-Honda400000
22Flag of the United Kingdom Davidson, AnthonyAnthony DavidsonSuper Aguri-Honda400000

Constructors

Pos ↓Constructor ↓Chassis ↓Engine ↓Starts ↓Wins ↓Podiums ↓Poles ↓F.laps ↓Points ↓
1Flag of Italy FerrariF2008Ferrari36819813172
2Flag of the United Kingdom McLarenMP4-23Mercedes3661383151
3Flag of Germany BMW SauberF1.08BMW3611112135
4Flag of France RenaultR28Renault36240080
5Flag of Japan ToyotaTF108Toyota36020056
6Flag of Italy Toro RossoSTR2B, STR3Ferrari36111039
7Flag of Austria Red BullRB4Renault36010029
8Flag of the United Kingdom WilliamsFW30Toyota36020026
9Flag of Japan HondaRA108Honda36010014
10Flag of India Force IndiaVJM-01Ferrari3600000
11Flag of Japan Super AguriSA08Honda800000

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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