One of the surprises of 2008 was Toro Rosso beating its sister team Red Bull in the constructors’ championship and claiming its maiden win. Toyota, meanwhile, had one of their best ever F1 seasons. Here’s a look at how these three teams performed in 2008.
Lewis Hamilton became F1’s youngest ever world champion as the destiny of the 2008 title switched between him and rival Felipe Massa on the final lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix. In Massa was already over the finishing line when Hamilton took a crucial fifth place of Timo Glock as the German driver struggled on … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton is champion in epic climax to final race
Hamilton and Ferrari claim 2008 titles
Hamilton wins title at final turn
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Massa on pole, Hamilton fourth
Felipe Massa thrilled the home crowd by taking pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix for the third year in a row. But this year it means even more as he faced down Lewis Hamilton for the world championship. Hamilton starts fourth behind Jarno Trulli and Kimi Raikkonen.
Vettel says thankyou to Toro Rosso
It?óÔé¼Ôäós not just about Lewis Hamilton against Felipe Massa and McLaren against Ferrari in the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó and constructors?óÔé¼Ôäó championship this weekend. Pride is at stake up and down the two championship tables. Here are five other battles to keep an eye on in Brazil.
Strange coincidences between Lewis Hamilton and Rubens Barrichello, rotten luck for Adrian Sutil, and a championship hanging in the balance. Here are the stats and facts from the Chinese Grand Prix.
Look back on the highlights of the Chinese Grand Prix with this gallery of 30 high-resolution images from Shanghai.
Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix and heads into the final race of 2008 with a strong chance of claiming the title that eluded him last year.
Hamilton has seven-point lead
Lewis Hamilton wins in Shanghai
Penalties for Webber and Heidfeld
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix after leading every practice and qualifying session in Shanghai bar one. But with Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and the ‘third Ferrari’ of Fernando Alonso right behind him he will be under huge pressure at the start. Meanwhile Robert Kubica failed to qualifying inside the top … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton on pole in China (2008 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)
Here’s the Japanese Grand Prix progress chart showing how far apart each of the drivers were on each lap. It shows how Renault strategically out-manoeuvred BMW to get Fernando Alonso ahead of Robert Kubica, and how Kubica fought a rearguard action to keep Raikkonen behind.
Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship-deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to claim … Continue reading Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble
Ferrari back on top after Japan
Fernando Alonso wins at Fuji