2008 Formula One season

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

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]

Teams and drivers

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)
Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari Ferrari F2008[3] Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L V8 B 1 Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen[4] Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Luca Badoer[5]
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Marc Gené[5]
Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Michael Schumacher[6]
2 Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa[7]
Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber Sauber F1.08[8] BMW P86/8 2.4 L V8 B 3 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Nick Heidfeld[9] Austriaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Austria Christian Klien[10]
Estoniaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Estonia Marko Asmer[10]
4 Polandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Poland Robert Kubica[9]
Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France ING Renault F1 Team Renault Renault R28[11] Renault RS27 2.4 L V8 B 5 Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Fernando Alonso[12] Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Lucas di Grassi[13]
Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France Romain Grosjean[14]
Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Sakon Yamamoto[15]
6 Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr.[12]
United Kingdomborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams Williams FW30[16] Toyota RVX-08 2.4 L V8[17] B 7 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Nico Rosberg[18] Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Nico Hülkenberg[19]
8 Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Kazuki Nakajima[18]
Austriaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull Red Bull RB4[20] Renault RS27 2.4 L V8 B 9 United Kingdomborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge United Kingdom David Coulthard[21] Switzerlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Switzerland Sébastien Buemi[22]
10 Australiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Australia Mark Webber[23]
Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota Toyota TF108[24] Toyota RVX-08 2.4 L V8 B 11 Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Jarno Trulli[25] Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Kamui Kobayashi[26]
12 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Timo Glock[27]
Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2B[28]
Toro Rosso STR3[29]
Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L V8 B 14 Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France Sébastien Bourdais[30] New Zealandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge New Zealand Brendon Hartley[31]
15 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Sebastian Vettel[32]
Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Honda Racing F1 Team Honda Honda RA108[33] Honda RA808E 2.4 L V8 B 16 United Kingdomborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge United Kingdom Jenson Button[34] Austriaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Austria Alexander Wurz[35]
UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Anthony Davidson[36]
UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Mike Conway[37]
Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Luca Filippi[37]
17 Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Rubens Barrichello[38]
Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri Super Aguri SA08[39] Honda RA808E 2.4 L V8 B 18 Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Takuma Sato[2] none
19 United Kingdomborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge United Kingdom Anthony Davidson[2]
Indiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge India Force India Formula One Team Force India Force India VJM01[40] Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L V8[41] B 20 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Adrian Sutil[42] Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi[42]
21 Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Giancarlo Fisichella[42]
United Kingdomborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren McLaren MP4-23[43] Mercedes-Benz FO 108V 2.4 L V8 B 22 United Kingdomborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[44] Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Pedro de la Rosa[45]
UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Gary Paffett[45]
23 Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland 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 changes

  • 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 changes

File:Rschumacher2006.jpg
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 Calendar

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 Australiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Australia Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 16 March 15:30 04:30
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Malaysiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 23 March 15:00 07:00
3 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Manama 6 April 14:30 11:30
4 Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 27 April 14:00 12:00
5 Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Turkeyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Turkey Istanbul Park 11 May 15:00 12:00
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Monacoborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Monaco Circuit de Monaco 25 May 14:00 12:00
7 Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Canadaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 8 June 13:00 17:00
8 Grand Prix de France French GP Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours 22 June 14:00 12:00
9 Santander British Grand Prix British GP UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Silverstone Circuit 6 July 13:00 12:00
10 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Hockenheimring 20 July 14:00 12:00
11 ING Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungaryborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 3 August 14:00 12:00
12 Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe[50] European GP Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Valencia Street Circuit 24 August 14:00 12:00
13 ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgiumborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 7 September 14:00 12:00
14 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza 14 September 14:00 12:00
15 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singaporeborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit 28 September 20:00 12:00
16 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Fuji Speedway, Oyama 12 October 13:30 04:30
17 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP Chinaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge China Shanghai International Circuit 19 October 15:00 07:00
18 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 2 November 15:00 17:00

New circuits
Night Race

Rule changes

  • 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]

Qualifying

  • 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 standings

Grands Prix

Rd. Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor
1 Australiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Australia Australian Grand Prix UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Heikki Kovalainen UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK McLaren-Mercedes
2 Malaysiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Nick Heidfeld Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Ferrari
3 Bahrainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Polandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Poland Robert Kubica Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Heikki Kovalainen Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Ferrari
4 Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Spanish Grand Prix Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Ferrari
5 Turkeyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Ferrari
6 Monacoborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK McLaren-Mercedes
7 Canadaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Canada Canadian Grand Prix UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Polandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Poland Robert Kubica Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany BMW Sauber
8 Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France French Grand Prix Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Ferrari
9 UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK British Grand Prix Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK McLaren-Mercedes
10 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany German Grand Prix UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Nick Heidfeld UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK McLaren-Mercedes
11 Hungaryborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Heikki Kovalainen UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK McLaren-Mercedes
12 Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain European Grand Prix Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Ferrari
13 Belgiumborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Belgium Belgian Grand Prix UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Ferrari
14 Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Italian Grand Prix Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Sebastian Vettel Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Sebastian Vettel Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari
15 Singaporeborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Fernando Alonso Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France Renault
16 Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Japanese Grand Prix UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Fernando Alonso Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France Renault
17 Chinaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge China Chinese Grand Prix UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK McLaren-Mercedes
18 Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Ferrari

Drivers

Pos Driver AUS
Australiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Australia
MAL
Malaysiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Malaysia
BHR
Bahrainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Bahrain
ESP
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain
TUR
Turkeyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Turkey
MON
Monacoborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Monaco
CAN
Canadaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Canada
FRA
Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France
GBR
UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK
GER
Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany
HUN
Hungaryborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Hungary
EUR
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain
BEL
Belgiumborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Belgium
ITA
Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy
SIN
Singaporeborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Singapore
JPN
Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan
CHN
Chinaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge China
BRA
Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil
Points
1 UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Lewis Hamilton 1 5 13 3 2 1 Ret 10 1 1 5 2 3 7 3 12 1 5 98
2 Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Felipe Massa Ret Ret 1 2 1 3 5 1 13 3 17 1 1 6 13 7 2 1 97
3 Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Kimi Räikkönen 8 1 2 1 3 9 Ret 2 4 6 3 Ret 18 9 15 3 3 3 75
4 Polandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Poland Robert Kubica Ret 2 3 4 4 2 1 5 Ret 7 8 3 6 3 11 2 6 11 75
5 Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain Fernando Alonso 4 8 10 Ret 6 10 Ret 8 6 11 4 Ret 4 4 1 1 4 2 61
6 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Nick Heidfeld 2 6 4 9 5 14 2 13 2 4 10 9 2 5 6 9 5 10 60
7 Finlandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Finland Heikki Kovalainen 5 3 5 Ret 12 8 9 4 5 5 1 4 10 2 10 Ret Ret 7 53
8 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Sebastian Vettel Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 5 8 12 Ret 8 Ret 6 5 1 5 6 9 4 35
9 Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Jarno Trulli Ret 4 6 8 10 13 6 3 7 9 7 5 16 13 Ret 5 Ret 8 31
10 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Timo Glock Ret Ret 9 11 13 12 4 11 12 Ret 2 7 9 11 4 Ret 7 6 25
11 Australiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Australia Mark Webber Ret 7 7 5 7 4 12 6 10 Ret 9 12 8 8 Ret 8 14 9 21
12 Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 10 Ret 4 8 Ret 19
13 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Nico Rosberg 3 14 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 9 10 14 8 12 14 2 11 15 12 17
14 Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil Rubens Barrichello DSQ 13 11 Ret 14 6 7 14 3 Ret 16 16 Ret 17 Ret 13 11 15 11
15 Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Kazuki Nakajima 6 17 14 7 Ret 7 Ret 15 8 14 13 15 14 12 8 15 12 17 9
16 UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK David Coulthard Ret 9 18 12 9 Ret 3 9 Ret 13 11 17 11 16 7 Ret 10 Ret 8
17 Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France Sébastien Bourdais 7 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 13 17 11 12 18 10 7 18 12 10 13 14 4
18 UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Jenson Button Ret 10 Ret 6 11 11 11 Ret Ret 17 12 13 15 15 9 14 16 13 3
19 Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 12 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 16 15 14 17 Ret 14 Ret 17 18 0
20 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany Adrian Sutil Ret Ret 19 Ret 16 Ret Ret 19 Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 19 Ret Ret Ret 16 0
21 Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Takuma Sato Ret 16 17 13 WD 0
22 UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK Anthony Davidson Ret 15 16 Ret WD 0
Pos Driver AUS
Australiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Australia
MAL
Malaysiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Malaysia
BHR
Bahrainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Bahrain
ESP
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain
TUR
Turkeyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Turkey
MON
Monacoborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Monaco
CAN
Canadaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Canada
FRA
Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France
GBR
UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK
GER
Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany
HUN
Hungaryborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Hungary
EUR
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain
BEL
Belgiumborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Belgium
ITA
Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy
SIN
Singaporeborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Singapore
JPN
Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan
CHN
Chinaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge China
BRA
Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil
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.

Constructors

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Australiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Australia
MAL
Malaysiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Malaysia
BHR
Bahrainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Bahrain
ESP
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain
TUR
Turkeyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Turkey
MON
Monacoborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Monaco
CAN
Canadaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Canada
FRA
Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France
GBR
UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK
GER
Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany
HUN
Hungaryborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Hungary
EUR
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain
BEL
Belgiumborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Belgium
ITA
Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy
SIN
Singaporeborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Singapore
JPN
Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan
CHN
Chinaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge China
BRA
Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil
Points
1 Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy 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 UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK 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 Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany 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 Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France 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 Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan 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 Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy 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 Austriaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Austria 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 UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK 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 Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan 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 Indiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge India 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 Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan Super Aguri-Honda 18 Ret 16 17 13 WD 0
19 Ret 15 16 Ret WD
Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Australiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Australia
MAL
Malaysiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Malaysia
BHR
Bahrainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Bahrain
ESP
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain
TUR
Turkeyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Turkey
MON
Monacoborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Monaco
CAN
Canadaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Canada
FRA
Franceborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge France
GBR
UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK
GER
Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Germany
HUN
Hungaryborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Hungary
EUR
Spainborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Spain
BEL
Belgiumborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Belgium
ITA
Italyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Italy
SIN
Singaporeborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Singapore
JPN
Japanborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Japan
CHN
Chinaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge China
BRA
Brazilborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Brazil
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 controversy

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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