Ferrari is the F1 team that made the best use of its budget in 2008. The constructors’ champions spent $2.4m per point this year – less than any of its rivals. At the other end of the scale, Force India and Super Aguri (deceased) failed to score at all, giving no return on their comparatively … Continue reading $4,378,133 – the price of a point in 2008
The world’s economy is still reeling from the traumas of September and October. F1 sponsors give $300m to F1 teams each year – but more and more of those companies are reporting huge profit falls and staff cut backs. Some are even falling back on their national governments for financial support. Could we soon see … Continue reading F1 sponsors hit by global recession
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
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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.
Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix and heads into the final race of 2008 with a strong chance of claiming the title that eluded him last year.
Hamilton has seven-point lead
Lewis Hamilton wins in Shanghai
Penalties for Webber and Heidfeld
Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship-deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to claim … Continue reading Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble
Ferrari back on top after Japan
Fernando Alonso wins at Fuji
Lewis Hamilton will start the Japanese Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row. And his hopes of taking a decisive lead in the championship were bolstered by Felipe Massa’s failure to qualify on the first two rows: Massa starts tomorrow’s crucial race from fifth on the grid.
Fernando Alonso scored his first win in over a year and Renault’s first win in almost twice that time as the new Singapore circuit created a surprise result.
Fernando Alonso wins in Singapore
Lewis Hamilton leads F1 title race
Ten F1 teams spend over $3bn per year