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2008 Formula One season

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The 2008 Formula One season is the 59th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It began on 16 March and will end on 2 November after eighteen Grands Prix. As it stands, there are 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). The season sees the banning of traction control after it was re-introduced in 2001. 2008 also introduces two new street circuits. The Valencia Street Circuit and Marina Bay Street Circuit will host the European GP and the new Singapore GP respectively. The Singapore GP was also the first Formula One event held at night.

Pre-season testing

The first multi-team test session started in Jerez on January 14 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 January 22. 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. February 1 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. 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 February 4, Ferrari and Toyota moved to Bahrain to continue testing the F2008 and TF108.

On February 12 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 February 19. 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 February 25 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.

Teams

On February 14 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 has since announced that the team will 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 has 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 organisation 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 January 6 Fiorano, Italy
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23 January 7 Stuttgart, Germany
Toyota TF108 January 10 Cologne, Germany
BMW Sauber F1.08 January 14 Munich, Germany
Red Bull-Renault RB4 January 16 Jerez, Spain
Honda RA108 January 29 Brackley, United Kingdom
Renault R28 January 31 Paris, France
Force India-Ferrari* VJM-01 February 7 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

  • Super Aguri originally planned to unveil their 2008 challenger, the SA08, in Barcelona on February 19 but due to financial problems they had to postpone the launch and replace it with a Q&A session with the media which was later cancelled itself. On March 10, just before the Australian Grand Prix, team boss Aguri Suzuki revealed that their 2008 challenger will be unveiled on March 14th during Friday practice.
  • 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 January 21 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 March 3.
  • Toro Rosso-Ferrari started the 2008 season with an updated B spec version of their 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 April 2, and was also tested by Sébastien Bourdais. The car made its public debut in Barcelona on April 16. The team have since confirmed that the car will first be raced in Monaco.

Teams and drivers

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

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Race Drivers No Official Test Driver(s)
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2008 Ferrari 056 1 Kimi Räikkönen 31 Luca Badoer
Marc Gené
2 Felipe Massa
BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW P86/8 3 Nick Heidfeld 32 Christian Klien
Marko Asmer
4 Robert Kubica
ING Renault F1 Team Renault R28 Renault RS27 5 Fernando Alonso 33 Lucas Di Grassi
Romain Grosjean
Sakon Yamamoto
6 Nelson Piquet Jr.
AT&T WilliamsF1 Team Williams FW30 Toyota RVX-08 7 Nico Rosberg 34 Nico Hülkenberg
8 Kazuki Nakajima
Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB4 Renault RS27 9 David Coulthard 35 Sébastien Buemi
10 Mark Webber
Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF108 Toyota RVX-08 11 Jarno Trulli 36 Kamui Kobayashi
12 Timo Glock
Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2B
STR3
Ferrari 056 14 Sébastien Bourdais 37 Brendon Hartley
15 Sebastian Vettel
Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA108 Honda RA808E 16 Jenson Button 38 Alexander Wurz
Anthony Davidson
Mike Conway
Luca Filippi
17 Rubens Barrichello
Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA08 Honda RA808E 18 Takuma Sato 39 none
19 Anthony Davidson
Force India Formula One Team Force India VJM-01 Ferrari 056 20 Adrian Sutil 40 Vitantonio Liuzzi
21 Giancarlo Fisichella
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes FO108V 22 Lewis Hamilton 41 Pedro de la Rosa
Gary Paffett
Paul di Resta
23 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 May 6 from the 2008 Formula One season due to financial troubles.

2008 race schedule

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

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

† New Circuits

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 will not lead to the usual 10 place grid penalty.
  • Fuel of the cars must be 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 does not finish a race, he is allowed to change the gearbox for the next race without receiving a penalty.

Cars

  • Improved cockpit protection.
  • The use of a spare car has been restricted. Each competing team will not be allowed to have more than two cars available for use at any time. In this context, a car is considered as such if it is 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 will 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 has been 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 will be different for each race. For example, it was 1:39 in Bahrain.
  • From the 8th May 2008, the FIA announced that, following Super Aguri's departure from Formula One, the qualifying procedures will change. Rather than six drivers being eliminated at the end of Q1, only the five lowest-qualified drivers will be eliminated. This increases the likelihood that one of the midfield contenders will drop out, as only the top 15 drivers will go through to Q2. The Q2-Q3 transition remains unchanged.

Testing

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

Driver changes

Changed teams

Entered F1

Exited F1

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

More information

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 October 24 2007, Mallya was granted permission to change the team's name to Force India. He also said he would like to keep German driver Adrian Sutil for 2008. 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". Richards has previously acted as team principal of the Benetton and British American Racing teams. 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.
  • On December 31 2007, Toyota announced that they would end their sponsorship deal with Kingfisher Airlines due to the fact that Kingfisher Airliners' owner Dr. Vijay Mallya wants to focus on the new F1 team Force India which was formed after Dr. Mallya's 2007 acquisition of Spyker F1 team. Although the team had a two year deal with the Indian airline company, both parties agreed to terminate the deal by 'mutual consent'.
  • 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 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 have been unable to sign any contracts until agreements have 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 1 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

  • It has been confirmed that Singapore will host a Grand Prix from 2008 for the next five years. It will be a street circuit, with the route designed by KBR. It has been confirmed that the Grand Prix will 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 has also been revealed that practice sessions and qualifying will take place at night.
  • The European Grand Prix will 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 will take place at Hockenheimring in 2008. It will continue to alternate between these two circuits yearly.
  • It has been confirmed that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will 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 sees 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 March 7, the official Formula One tyre supplier Bridgestone announced that they will mark their extreme wet weather tyres with a white line in the central groove to differentiate it from the softer wet weather tyre compound. This is so spectators can differentiate between the tyres in the same way they can with the dry compounds.

TV Coverage

Results and Standings

Grands Prix

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

Drivers

Pos Driver Team AUS
MAL
BHR
ESP
TUR
MON
CAN
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
EUR
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
CHN
BRA
Pts
1 Hamilton McLaren 1 5 13 3 2 1 Ret 10 1 1 5 2 3 7 3 84
2 Massa Ferrari Ret Ret 1 2 1 3 5 1 13 3 17 1 1 6 13 77
3 Kubica BMW Sauber Ret 2 3 4 4 2 1 5 Ret 7 8 3 6 3 11 64
4 Räikkönen Ferrari 8 1 2 1 3 9 Ret 2 4 6 3 Ret 18 9 15 57
5 Heidfeld BMW Sauber 2 6 4 9 5 14 2 13 2 4 10 9 2 5 6 56
6 Kovalainen McLaren 5 3 5 Ret 12 8 9 4 5 5 1 4 10 2 10 51
7 Alonso Renault 4 8 10 Ret 6 10 Ret 8 6 11 4 Ret 4 4 1 38
8 Vettel Toro Rosso Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 5 8 12 Ret 8 Ret 6 5 1 5 27
9 Trulli Toyota Ret 4 6 8 10 13 6 3 7 9 7 5 16 13 Ret 26
10 Glock Toyota Ret Ret 9 11 13 12 4 11 12 Ret 2 7 9 11 4 20

11 Webber Red Bull Ret 7 7 5 7 4 12 6 10 Ret 9 12 8 8 Ret 20
12 Rosberg Williams 3 14 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 9 10 14 8 12 14 2 17
13 Piquet Renault Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 10 Ret 13
14 Barrichello Honda DSQ 13 11 Ret 14 6 7 14 3 Ret 16 16 Ret 17 Ret 11
15 Nakajima Williams 6 17 14 7 Ret 7 Ret 15 8 14 13 15 14 12 8 9
16 Coulthard Red Bull Ret 9 18 12 9 Ret 3 9 Ret 13 11 17 11 16 7 8
17 Bourdais Toro Rosso 7 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 13 17 11 12 18 10 7 18 12 4
18 Button Honda Ret 10 Ret 6 11 11 11 Ret Ret 17 12 13 15 15 9 3
19 Fisichella Force India Ret 12 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 16 15 14 17 Ret 14 0
20 Sutil Force India Ret Ret 19 Ret 16 Ret Ret 19 Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 19 Ret 0
21 Sato Super Aguri Ret 16 17 13 WD 0
22 Davidson Super Aguri Ret 15 16 Ret WD 0
Pos Driver Team AUS
MAL
BHR
ESP
TUR
MON
CAN
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
EUR
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
CHN
BRA
Pts
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
MAL
BHR
ESP
TUR
MON
CAN
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
EUR
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
CHN
BRA
Pts
1 McLaren-Mercedes 22 1 5 13 3 2 1 Ret 10 1 1 5 2 3 7 3 135
23 5 3 5 Ret 12 8 9 4 5 5 1 4 10 2 10
2 Ferrari 1 8 1 2 1 3 9 Ret 2 4 6 3 Ret 18 9 15 134
2 Ret Ret 1 2 1 3 5 1 13 3 17 1 1 6 13
3 BMW Sauber 3 2 6 4 9 5 14 2 13 2 4 10 9 2 5 6 120
4 Ret 2 3 4 4 2 1 5 Ret 7 8 3 6 3 11
4 Renault 5 4 8 10 Ret 6 10 Ret 8 6 11 4 Ret 4 4 1 51
6 Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 10 Ret
5 Toyota 11 Ret 4 6 8 10 13 6 3 7 9 7 5 16 11 Ret 46
12 Ret Ret 9 11 13 12 4 11 12 Ret 2 7 9 13 4
6 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 14 7 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 13 17 11 12 18 10 7 18 12 31
15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 5 8 12 Ret 8 Ret 6 5 1 5
7 Red Bull-Renault 9 Ret 9 18 12 9 Ret 3 9 Ret 13 11 17 11 16 7 28
10 Ret 7 7 5 7 4 12 6 10 Ret 9 12 8 8 Ret
8 Williams-Toyota 7 3 14 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 9 10 14 8 12 14 2 26
8 6 17 14 7 Ret 7 Ret 15 8 14 13 15 14 12 8
9 Honda 16 Ret 10 Ret 6 11 11 11 Ret Ret 17 12 13 15 15 9 14
17 DSQ 13 11 Ret 14 6 7 14 3 Ret 16 16 Ret 17 Ret
10 Force India-Ferrari 20 Ret Ret 19 Ret 16 Ret Ret 19 Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 19 Ret 0
21 Ret 12 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 16 15 14 17 Ret 14
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
Pts
Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap
† 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 McLaren-Mercedes 15 4 9 6 0 84
2 Ferrari 15 5 8 5 1 77
3 BMW Sauber 15 1 6 1 0 64
4 Ferrari 15 2 6 2 10 57
5 BMW Sauber 15 0 4 0 2 56
6 McLaren-Mercedes 15 1 3 1 2 51
7 Renault 15 1 1 0 0 38
8 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 15 1 1 1 0 27
9 Toyota 15 0 1 0 0 26
10 Toyota 15 0 1 0 0 20
11 Red Bull-Renault 15 0 0 0 0 20
12 Williams-Toyota 15 0 2 0 0 17
13 Renault 15 0 1 0 0 13
14 Honda 15 0 1 0 0 11
15 Williams-Toyota 15 0 0 0 0 9
16 Red Bull-Renault 15 0 1 0 0 8
17 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 15 0 0 0 0 4
18 Honda 15 0 0 0 0 3
19 Force India-Ferrari 15 0 0 0 0 0
20 Force India-Ferrari 15 0 0 0 0 0
21 Super Aguri-Honda 4 0 0 0 0 0
22 Super Aguri-Honda 4 0 0 0 0 0

Constructors

Pos Constructor Chassis Engine Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.laps Points
1 McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes 30 5 12 7 2 135
2 Ferrari F2008 Ferrari 30 7 14 7 11 134
3 BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW 30 1 10 1 2 120
4 Renault R28 Renault 30 1 2 0 0 51
5 Toyota TF108 Toyota 30 0 2 0 0 46
6 Toro Rosso STR2B, STR3 Ferrari 30 1 1 1 0 27
7 Red Bull RB4 Renault 30 0 1 0 0 26
8 Williams FW30 Toyota 30 0 2 0 0 17
9 Honda RA108 Honda 30 0 1 0 0 14
10 Force India VJM-01 Ferrari 30 0 0 0 0 0
11 Super Aguri SA08 Honda 8 0 0 0 0 0

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