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2008 Formula One season

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The 2008 Formula One season was the 59th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It began on March 16 and was over on November 2 after eighteen races. Lewis Hamilton became the Drivers' World Champion while Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro won the Constructors' title.[1]

2008 FIA Formula One World Championship season
Lewis Hamilton
Champion driverLewis Hamilton
Second driverFelipe Massa
Third driverKimi Räikkönen
Champion constructorFerrari
Previous season: 2007   Next season: 2009

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship:[2]

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers Test driver(s)
  Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari Ferrari F2008[3] Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L V8 B 1   Kimi Räikkönen[4]   Luca Badoer[5]
  Marc Gené[5]
  Michael Schumacher[6]
2   Felipe Massa[7]
  BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber Sauber F1.08[8] BMW P86/8 2.4 L V8 B 3   Nick Heidfeld[9]   Christian Klien[10]
  Marko Asmer[10]
4   Robert Kubica[9]
  ING Renault F1 Team Renault Renault R28[11] Renault RS27 2.4 L V8 B 5   Fernando Alonso[12]   Lucas di Grassi[13]
  Romain Grosjean[14]
  Sakon Yamamoto[15]
6   Nelson Piquet, Jr.[12]
  AT&T Williams Williams Williams FW30[16] Toyota RVX-08 2.4 L V8[17] B 7   Nico Rosberg[18]   Nico Hülkenberg[19]
8   Kazuki Nakajima[18]
  Red Bull Racing Red Bull Red Bull RB4[20] Renault RS27 2.4 L V8 B 9   David Coulthard[21]   Sébastien Buemi[22]
10   Mark Webber[23]
  Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota Toyota TF108[24] Toyota RVX-08 2.4 L V8 B 11   Jarno Trulli[25]   Kamui Kobayashi[26]
12   Timo Glock[27]
  Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2B[28]
Toro Rosso STR3[29]
Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L V8 B 14   Sébastien Bourdais[30]   Brendon Hartley[31]
15   Sebastian Vettel[32]
  Honda Racing F1 Team Honda Honda RA108[33] Honda RA808E 2.4 L V8 B 16   Jenson Button[34]   Alexander Wurz[35]
  Anthony Davidson[36]
  Mike Conway[37]
  Luca Filippi[37]
17   Rubens Barrichello[38]
  Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri Super Aguri SA08[39] Honda RA808E 2.4 L V8 B 18   Takuma Sato[2] none
19   Anthony Davidson[2]
  Force India Formula One Team Force India Force India VJM01[40] Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L V8[41] B 20   Adrian Sutil[42]   Vitantonio Liuzzi[42]
21   Giancarlo Fisichella[42]
  Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren McLaren MP4-23[43] Mercedes-Benz FO 108V 2.4 L V8 B 22   Lewis Hamilton[44]   Pedro de la Rosa[45]
  Gary Paffett[45]
23   Heikki Kovalainen[46]

Team started the 2008 season with an updated version of their 2007 car.
Super Aguri withdrew from the 2008 Formula One season on 6 May due to financial troubles.

Team changesEdit

  • Only a year after Spyker bought the Midland team, Indian businessman Vijay Mallya bought the team for 88 million.[47] Mallya was allowed to change the team's name to Force India.
  • During the 2008 season on 6 May, the Super Aguri team folded and withdrew from Formula One. The team was in financial problems at the end of 2007. The team did not receive payment on a sponsorship deal.[48]

Driver changesEdit

 
After competing in the sport for ten years, Ralf Schumacher did not take part in the 2008 season.

Changed teams

Entered F1

Exited F1

2008 Race CalendarEdit

The FIA World Council approved the 2008 schedule on 24 October 2007. Singapore was Formula One's first ever night race.[49]

Round Official race title Grand Prix Circuit Date Time
Local UTC
1 ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP   Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 16 March 15:30 04:30
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP   Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 23 March 15:00 07:00
3 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP   Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Manama 6 April 14:30 11:30
4 Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP   Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 27 April 14:00 12:00
5 Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP   Istanbul Park 11 May 15:00 12:00
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP   Circuit de Monaco 25 May 14:00 12:00
7 Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP   Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 8 June 13:00 17:00
8 Grand Prix de France French GP   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours 22 June 14:00 12:00
9 Santander British Grand Prix British GP   Silverstone Circuit 6 July 13:00 12:00
10 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP   Hockenheimring 20 July 14:00 12:00
11 ING Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP   Hungaroring, Budapest 3 August 14:00 12:00
12 Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe[50] European GP   Valencia Street Circuit 24 August 14:00 12:00
13 ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 7 September 14:00 12:00
14 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP   Autodromo Nazionale di Monza 14 September 14:00 12:00
15 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP   Marina Bay Street Circuit 28 September 20:00 12:00
16 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP   Fuji Speedway, Oyama 12 October 13:30 04:30
17 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP   Shanghai International Circuit 19 October 15:00 07:00
18 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP   Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 2 November 15:00 17:00

New circuits
Night Race

Rule changesEdit

  • A standard Electronic Control Unit (ECU) was supplied by Microsoft and McLaren Electronic Systems.[51]
  • Traction control and launch control were banned. Other electronic aids including engine braking were also baned.[52]
  • Engine design changes will not be allowed for five years was started in 2008[53]
  • Fuel used in the race cars must contain at least 5.75% biological materials.[54]
  • Gearboxes (transmissions) must last four races.[55]
  • Cockpit protection was improved.[56]
  • Teams were not allowed to bring a third race car to use as a spare.[55]
  • Bridgestone will be the official tyre supplier for the 2008–2010 seasons.[57]
  • Team were not allowed to test more than 30,000 km (18,641 mi) during the 2008 calendar year.[55]

QualifyingEdit

  • The first qualifying session was lengthened to 20 minutes. The third qualifying session was shortened to 10 minutes. After Q3, teams would no longer be allowed to add fuel back to the car. This got rid of the 'fuel-burn' phase.
  • A minimum lap time for each qualifying session was implemented starting in Bahrain. This was to stop cars coasting back to the pits at dangerously low speeds.
  • Following the departure of Super Aguri from Formula One, only the five drivers would be eliminated from Q1.[58]

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Rd. Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor
1   Australian Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Heikki Kovalainen   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes
2   Malaysian Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Nick Heidfeld   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari
3   Bahrain Grand Prix   Robert Kubica   Heikki Kovalainen   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
4   Spanish Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Kimi Räikkönen   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari
5   Turkish Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Kimi Räikkönen   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
6   Monaco Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Kimi Räikkönen   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes
7   Canadian Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Kimi Räikkönen   Robert Kubica   BMW Sauber
8   French Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Kimi Räikkönen   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
9   British Grand Prix   Heikki Kovalainen   Kimi Räikkönen   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes
10   German Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Nick Heidfeld   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes
11   Hungarian Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Kimi Räikkönen   Heikki Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes
12   European Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
13   Belgian Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Kimi Räikkönen   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
14   Italian Grand Prix   Sebastian Vettel   Kimi Räikkönen   Sebastian Vettel   Toro Rosso-Ferrari
15   Singapore Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Kimi Räikkönen   Fernando Alonso   Renault
16   Japanese Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Felipe Massa   Fernando Alonso   Renault
17   Chinese Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Lewis Hamilton   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes
18   Brazilian Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Ferrari

DriversEdit

Pos Driver AUS
 
MAL
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
EUR
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
BRA
 
Points
1   Lewis Hamilton 1 5 13 3 2 1 Ret 10 1 1 5 2 3 7 3 12 1 5 98
2   Felipe Massa Ret Ret 1 2 1 3 5 1 13 3 17 1 1 6 13 7 2 1 97
3   Kimi Räikkönen 8 1 2 1 3 9 Ret 2 4 6 3 Ret 18 9 15 3 3 3 75
4   Robert Kubica Ret 2 3 4 4 2 1 5 Ret 7 8 3 6 3 11 2 6 11 75
5   Fernando Alonso 4 8 10 Ret 6 10 Ret 8 6 11 4 Ret 4 4 1 1 4 2 61
6   Nick Heidfeld 2 6 4 9 5 14 2 13 2 4 10 9 2 5 6 9 5 10 60
7   Heikki Kovalainen 5 3 5 Ret 12 8 9 4 5 5 1 4 10 2 10 Ret Ret 7 53
8   Sebastian Vettel Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 5 8 12 Ret 8 Ret 6 5 1 5 6 9 4 35
9   Jarno Trulli Ret 4 6 8 10 13 6 3 7 9 7 5 16 13 Ret 5 Ret 8 31
10   Timo Glock Ret Ret 9 11 13 12 4 11 12 Ret 2 7 9 11 4 Ret 7 6 25
11   Mark Webber Ret 7 7 5 7 4 12 6 10 Ret 9 12 8 8 Ret 8 14 9 21
12   Nelson Piquet, Jr. Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 10 Ret 4 8 Ret 19
13   Nico Rosberg 3 14 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 9 10 14 8 12 14 2 11 15 12 17
14   Rubens Barrichello DSQ 13 11 Ret 14 6 7 14 3 Ret 16 16 Ret 17 Ret 13 11 15 11
15   Kazuki Nakajima 6 17 14 7 Ret 7 Ret 15 8 14 13 15 14 12 8 15 12 17 9
16   David Coulthard Ret 9 18 12 9 Ret 3 9 Ret 13 11 17 11 16 7 Ret 10 Ret 8
17   Sébastien Bourdais 7 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 13 17 11 12 18 10 7 18 12 10 13 14 4
18   Jenson Button Ret 10 Ret 6 11 11 11 Ret Ret 17 12 13 15 15 9 14 16 13 3
19   Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 12 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 16 15 14 17 Ret 14 Ret 17 18 0
20   Adrian Sutil Ret Ret 19 Ret 16 Ret Ret 19 Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 19 Ret Ret Ret 16 0
21   Takuma Sato Ret 16 17 13 WD 0
22   Anthony Davidson Ret 15 16 Ret WD 0
Pos Driver AUS
 
MAL
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
EUR
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
BRA
 
Points
Key
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)
(starting in 2003)
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.

ConstructorsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
 
MAL
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
EUR
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
BRA
 
Points
1   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   Super Aguri-Honda 18 Ret 16 17 13 WD 0
19 Ret 15 16 Ret WD
Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
 
MAL
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
EUR
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
BRA
 
Points

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.

Key
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)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Race-fixing controversyEdit

A scandal developed that became known as "Crashgate" in the media, during the 2009 season around the time of the Belgium Grand Prix. Claims were made by former Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jr. about his crash in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. This led to charges of race-fixing against Renault. Team boss Flavio Briatore and engineering director Pat Symonds left Renault.

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