2008 Season - Overview



2008 saw several technical rule changes, the ban on traction control being the most significant.  |  In 2008, Lewis Hamilton became the first black driver to win the drivers title. |  Lewis Hamilton became the youngest Formula One World Champion in 2008, beating Massa to the title by one point.  |  2008 saw two new tracks added to the calendar - Valencia and Singapore.  |  2008 staged the first ever Formula 1 night race at Singapore's Maria Bay Street Circuit. |  The 2008 field was reduced to 10 teams after Super Aguri withdrew from the championship on May 6.  |  David Coulthard was the most prominent retirement in 2008. He ended the season with one podium.

FACTFILE

No. of teams: 11
No. of Drivers: 22
No. of Races: 18
No. of Race Winners: 7
Most no. of Fastest Laps: Kimi Raikkonen - 10 times

winning constructor

1
Ferrari
   
 
172
2 McLaren
151
3 BMW Sauber
135
4 Renault
80
5 Toyota
56

2008 FORMULA ONE - Calendar

NO
DATE
GRAND PRIX
Winning Driver
Winning Constructor


3
Apr 06

4
Apr 27

5
May 11

6
May 25


8
Jun 22


10
Jul 20


12
Aug 24

13
Sep 07

14
Sep 14

15
Sep 28

16
Oct 12

17
Oct 19

18
Nov 02

TOP PERFORMERS IN 2008

According to stats...

  • 2008 saw several technical rule changes, the ban on traction control being the most significant.
  • In 2008, Lewis Hamilton became the first black driver to win the drivers title.
  • Lewis Hamilton became the youngest Formula One World Champion in 2008, beating Massa to the title by one point.
  • 2008 saw two new tracks added to the calendar - Valencia and Singapore.
  • 2008 staged the first ever Formula 1 night race at Singapore's Maria Bay Street Circuit.
  • The 2008 field was reduced to 10 teams after Super Aguri withdrew from the championship on May 6.
  • David Coulthard was the most prominent retirement in 2008. He ended the season with one podium.



DRIVER TRIVIA

Drivers with most retirements in the 2008 season.



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