2008 Alternate Formula One season

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2008 Formula One season
Melrose2008.jpg
Daniel Melrose would take his second F1 Title by 13 points.
Season
Races 20
Start date 9 March
Start Event Flag of Bahrain svg.png Bahrain Grand Prix
End date 2 November
End Event Flag of Brazil svg.png Brazilian Grand Prix
Awards
Seasons
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2007 2009


The 2008 Formula One season was the 59th season of Formula One motor racing.

Teams and Drivers

Team Constructor Chassis Engine # Driver Rounds Test Driver
Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW P86/8 1 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose All Flag of Austria svg.png Christian Klien
2 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson All
Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2008 Ferrari 056 3 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer All Flag of Italy svg.png Giancarlo Fisichella
4 Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica All
Flag of France svg.png ING Renault F1 Team Renault R28 Renault RS27 5 Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen All Flag of Brazil svg.png Lucas di Grassi
Flag of France svg.png Romain Grosjean
6 Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld All
Flag of Japan svg.png Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF108 Toyota RVX-08 7 Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuki Nakajima 1-3 Flag of Japan svg.png Kamui Kobayashi
Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuki Nakajima
Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber 4-20
8 Flag of Germany svg.png André Lotterer All
Flag of Austria svg.png Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault RB4 Renault RS27 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard All None
10 Flag of South Africa svg.png Adrian Zaugg 1-20
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png AT&T Williams Williams-Honda FW30 Honda RA808E 11 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies All Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini
Flag of India svg.png Narain Karthikeyan
Flag of Germany svg.png Nico Rosberg
12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button All
Flag of Japan svg.png Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA108 Honda RA808E 14 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso All Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button
15 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer All
Flag of Italy svg.png Squadra Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR2B
STR3
Ferrari 056 16 Flag of France svg.png Sebastién Bourdais All Flag of Switzerland svg.png Neel Jani
Flag of Switzerland svg.png Sebastien Buemi
Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas de Bock
17 Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel All
Flag of Japan svg.png Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri-Honda SA08 Honda RA808E 18 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato All Flag of Germany svg.png Johannes Rueckert
19 Flag of Japan svg.png Daisuke Itō All
Flag of India svg.png Force India Formula One Team Force India-Ferrari VJM-01 Ferrari 056 20 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher All Flag of San Marino svg.png Andrea Acuri
Flag of Italy svg.png Vitantonio Liuzzi
21 Flag of Germany svg.png Adrian Sutil All
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23 Mercedes FO 108V 22 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones All Flag of Spain svg.png Pedro de la Rosa
23 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton All
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Mobil 1 Prodrive F1 Team Prodrive-Mercedes MP4-22 Mercedes FO 108V 24 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello All None
25 Flag of Canada svg.png Bruno Spengler All

Season Calendar

Race Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Drive of the Race Reject of the Race
1 Flag of Bahrain svg.png Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 9 March Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of France svg.png Sebastién Bourdais Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prodrive-Mercedes
2 Flag of Malaysia svg.png Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit 23 March Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of Canada svg.png Bruno Spengler Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen
3 Flag of Australia svg.png Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 30 March Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Germany svg.png André Lotterer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes
4 Flag of Japan svg.png Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Fuji Speedway 13 April Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato
5 Flag of Turkey svg.png Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park 27 April Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-Honda Flag of Germany svg.png André Lotterer
6 Flag of Europe svg.png Gran Premio Alice d'Europa Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello 11 May Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer
7 Flag of Monaco svg.png Grand Prix de Monaco Circuit de Monaco 18 May Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button Flag of Italy svg.png Toro Rosso-Ferrari
8 Flag of Canada svg.png Grand Prix du Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 1 June Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prodrive-Mercedes
9 Flag of the United States svg.png BC Partners United States Grand Prix Detroit Belle Isle Raceway 8 June Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber Flag of Japan svg.png Toyota Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber Flag of the United States svg.png Detroit Belle Isle Raceway
10 Flag of France svg.png Grand Prix de France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 22 June Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello
11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Santander British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 6 July Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard
12 Flag of Germany svg.png Großer DHL Preis von Deutschland EuroSpeedway Lausitz 20 July Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld
13 Flag of Hungary svg.png Marlboro Magyar Nagydij Hungaroring 3 August Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson
14 Flag of Spain svg.png Gran Premio Telefónica de España Valencia Street Circuit 24 August Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber
15 Flag of Belgium svg.png Gauloises Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 7 September Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari The Stewards
16 Flag of Italy svg.png Gran Premio DHL d'Italia Autodromo Nazionale Monza 14 September Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel Flag of Italy svg.png Toro Rosso-Ferrari Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes
17 Flag of Singapore svg.png SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit 28 September Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Everyone except Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica and Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer
18 Flag of China svg.png Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit 12 October Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso
19 Flag of Uruguay svg.png Gran Premio Mercedes-Benz del Uruguay Street Circuit of Punta del Este 26 October Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose
20 Flag of Brazil svg.png Grande Prêmio do Brasil Autódromo José Carlos Pace 2 November Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer The Stewards

Championship Standings

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th PP
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

Driver's Championship

Pos Driver BHR
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MAL
Flag of Malaysia svg.png
AUS
Flag of Australia svg.png
JPN
Flag of Japan svg.png
TUR
Flag of Turkey svg.png
EUR
Flag of Europe svg.png
MON
Flag of Monaco svg.png
CAN
Flag of Canada svg.png
USA
Flag of the United States svg.png
FRA
Flag of France svg.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png
GER
Flag of Germany svg.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary svg.png
ESP
Flag of Spain svg.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium svg.png
ITA
Flag of Italy svg.png
SIN
Flag of Singapore svg.png
CHN
Flag of China svg.png
URU
Flag of Uruguay svg.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil svg.png
Pts
1 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 3 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 Ret 1 3 2 3 4 Ret 3 11 2 Ret 2 130
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 1 1 17 8 6 4 2 4 Ret 2 2 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret 5 6 3 117
3 Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica 5 9 1 2 3 Ret 3 2 Ret 5 5 Ret 4 5 3 7 1 1 7 1 102
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton 2 4 10 11 Ret 2 5 3 Ret 14 1 3 2 1 13 Ret Ret 3 2 92 81
5 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Ret 3 5 3 1 12 4 8 5 4 4 4 Ret 10 9 2 5 4 5 6 75
6 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer 8 7 2 5 Ret 14 8 Ret 12 3 8 8 5 8 2 4 9 7 1 Ret 54
7 Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber Ret 7 7 Ret Ret 1 8 6 9 6 3 71 Ret Ret 6 9 4 37
8 Flag of Germany svg.png André Lotterer Ret 6 3 4 Ret Ret 6 5 Ret 7 17 6 9 6 Ret 14 8 11 4 8 36
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard 6 5 7 9 Ret 5 Ret 7 4 22† Ret 12 13 12 15 Ret 2 15 11 11 28
10 Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel Ret 15 Ret 7 Ret 3 14 9 8 15 10 11 8 Ret Ret 1 4 9 Ret 10 26
11 Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld Ret Ret 16 6 Ret 6 10 6 2 6 12 Ret 12 9 5 11 13 8 Ret 13 25
12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button 15 Ret Ret 13 4 11 7 12 10 10 7 5 Ret 15 4 17 17 12 8 5 23
13 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso 7 Ret 6 12 12 10 9 11 3 13 9 7 7 14 Ret 13 14 Ret 10 7 17
14 Flag of France svg.png Sebastién Bourdais 4 8 15 14 9 8 11 10 11 16 15 15 14 11 8 5 6 10 Ret Ret 15
15 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies 10 11 14 Ret 5 13 17† 14 6 9 11 13 10 19 16 8 7 16 14 15 10
16 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer 11 12 8 Ret 10 9 13 Ret 7 12 13 10 Ret 13 11 18† 3 14 12 12 9
17 Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen 9 13 12 10 8 18 12 13 9 Ret 14 14 15 18 10 9 10 Ret 3 Ret 7
18 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 6 10 Ret 13 Ret Ret 5
19 Flag of South Africa svg.png Adrian Zaugg 13 14 19 15 Ret Ret 16 15 13 17 16 16 20† 17 14 6 Ret 17 Ret 18 3
20 Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuki Nakajima 12 10 13 0
21 Flag of Canada svg.png Bruno Spengler Ret 20† 11 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 12 Ret Ret 13 14 0
22 Flag of Germany svg.png Adrian Sutil Ret 16 Ret 17 11 17 15 16 Ret 18 19 17 17 16 17 Ret 15 18 15 16 0
23 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato 16 17 18 Ret 13 19 Ret 17 Ret 19 18 18 16 22 Ret 16 12 Ret 16 17 0
24 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher 14 18 21 16 Ret 21 Ret 18 Ret 21 21 19† 18 21 Ret 19† Ret 19 18 Ret 0
25 Flag of Japan svg.png Daisuke Itō Ret 19 20 Ret 14 20 Ret 19 Ret 20 20 Ret 19 20 18 15 16 Ret 17 Ret 0
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)
Pale Blue Withdrawn (WD)
Blank Did Not Enter (No text)
Excluded (EX)
Did not Start (DNS)
Did not Arrive (DNA)
Event cancelled (C)
Injured (INJ)
Bold denotes pole position
Italics denote fastest lap
Classification despite retirement
Race not run to scheduled distance

Notes

Constructor's Championship

Pos Constructor # BHR
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MAL
Flag of Malaysia svg.png
AUS
Flag of Australia svg.png
JPN
Flag of Japan svg.png
TUR
Flag of Turkey svg.png
EUR
Flag of Europe svg.png
MON
Flag of Monaco svg.png
CAN
Flag of Canada svg.png
USA
Flag of the United States svg.png
FRA
Flag of France svg.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png
GER
Flag of Germany svg.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary svg.png
ESP
Flag of Spain svg.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium svg.png
ITA
Flag of Italy svg.png
SIN
Flag of Singapore svg.png
CHN
Flag of China svg.png
URU
Flag of Uruguay svg.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil svg.png
Pts
1 Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber 1 3 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 Ret 1 3 2 3 4 Ret 3 11 2 Ret 2 205
2 Ret 3 5 3 1 12 4 8 5 4 4 4 Ret 10 9 2 5 4 5 6
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari 3 8 7 2 5 Ret 14 8 Ret 12 3 8 8 5 8 2 4 9 7 1 Ret 156
4 5 9 1 2 3 Ret 3 2 Ret 5 5 Ret 4 5 3 7 1 1 7 1
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes 22 1 1 17 8 6 4 2 4 Ret 2 2 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret 5 6 3 148 (198)
23 2 4 10 11 Ret 2 5 3 Ret 14 1 3 2 1 13 Ret Ret 3 2 92
4 Flag of Japan svg.png Toyota 7 12 10 13 Ret 7 7 Ret Ret 1 8 6 9 6 3 71 Ret Ret 6 9 4 73
8 Ret 6 3 4 Ret Ret 6 5 Ret 7 17 6 9 6 Ret 14 8 11 4 8
5 Flag of Italy svg.png Toro Rosso-Ferrari 16 4 8 15 14 9 8 11 10 11 16 15 15 14 11 8 5 6 10 Ret Ret 41
17 Ret 15 Ret 7 Ret 3 14 9 8 15 10 11 8 Ret Ret 1 4 9 Ret 10
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-Honda 11 10 11 14 Ret 5 13 17† 14 6 9 11 13 10 19 16 8 7 16 14 15 33
12 15 Ret Ret 13 4 11 7 12 10 10 7 5 Ret 15 4 17 17 12 8 5
7 Flag of France svg.png Renault 5 9 13 12 10 8 18 12 13 9 Ret 14 14 15 18 10 9 10 Ret 3 Ret 32
6 Ret Ret 16 6 Ret 6 10 6 2 6 12 Ret 12 9 5 11 13 8 Ret 13
8 Flag of Austria svg.png Red Bull-Renault 9 6 5 7 9 Ret 5 Ret 7 4 22† Ret 12 13 12 15 Ret 2 15 11 11 31
10 13 14 19 15 Ret Ret 16 15 13 17 16 16 20† 17 14 6 Ret 17 Ret 18
9 Flag of Japan svg.png Honda 14 7 Ret 6 12 12 10 9 11 3 13 9 7 7 14 Ret 13 14 Ret 10 7 26
15 11 12 8 Ret 10 9 13 Ret 7 12 13 10 Ret 13 11 18† 3 14 12 12
10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prodrive-Mercedes 24 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 6 10 Ret 13 Ret Ret 5
25 Ret 20† 11 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 12 Ret Ret 13 14
11 Flag of India svg.png Force India-Ferrari 20 14 18 21 16 Ret 21 Ret 18 Ret 21 21 19† 18 21 Ret 19† Ret 19 18 Ret 0
21 Ret 16 Ret 17 11 17 15 16 Ret 18 19 17 17 16 17 Ret 15 18 15 16
12 Flag of Japan svg.png Super Aguri-Honda 18 16 17 18 Ret 13 19 Ret 17 Ret 19 18 18 16 22 Ret 16 12 Ret 16 17 0
19 Ret 19 20 Ret 14 20 Ret 19 Ret 20 20 Ret 19 20 18 15 16 Ret 17 Ret