Guest writer John Beamer of F1 Pitlane takes a final look at technical changes on the cars of 2008. The denouement of the Formula 1 season was certainly spectacular. As a story, the emotional roller-coaster and intense human drama of Interlagos easily eclipsed the technical innovation.
Most watched race of 2008
…he’d have been fourth. Probably.
Re-live the championship-deciding Brazilian Grand Prix in pictures. Here’s a selection of images from the race.
Here’s the Brazilian Grand Prix race data that shows how those extraordinary change of position between Lewis Hamilton and Timo Glock in the final laps came about. Plus, why did Ferrari not use Kimi Raikkonen to slow Hamilton?
Guest post by David Watkins
Felipe Massa dominated in Brazil and joined three of his countrymen in becoming a two-time winner of his home Grand Prix. Here are more facts and stats from the Brazilian Grand Prix.
How does Brazil ’08 compare?
We will surely not see another championship finale like we saw yesterday for a long time. Around the world, television commentators struggled to keep up with the action unfolding before their eyes. Britain celebrated, Brazil mourned, and the Spanish commentators missed Hamilton passing Glock…
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
The 2008 F1 title was decided at the last corner on the last lap of the last race. Felipe Massa was poised to win the championship after Sebastian Vettel demoted Lewis Hamilton to sixth place. But Hamilton took fifth back from Timo Glock – and with it, the world championship. Inevitably, some have suggested Glock … Continue reading Championship changes hands twice in the final three laps (Video)
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Felipe Massa starts the Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position with title rival Lewis Hamilton down in fourth on the grid. But which of them is carrying the most fuel? Can Hamilton avoid trouble at the start? And how will the expected rain affect the race? Here are my pre-race thoughts on the Brazilian Grand … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix pre-race analysis
Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton may have to contend with wet weather in addition to all the other pressures of an F1 season finale. Since we first took a look at the weather for the Brazilian Grand Prix the forecasts have changed quite a bit more than usual. In recent days several weather forecasts have … Continue reading F1 likely to get rain for Brazil finale
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.
Review the Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying live blog below.