Formula 1 2008 Belgian Grand Prix

data

2008-09-07
13
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Felipe Massa MAS
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Kimi Räikkönen
lap 24 - 1:47.930
RAI

The 2008 Belgian Grand Prix was won by Felipe Massa of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in Belgium, Lewis Hamilton could not convert this into a win.

The race in Belgium was round 13 of 18 of the 2008 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 7 September 2008 12:00 GMT (raceday).

Breezy and Mostly Cloudy
rain
56.69°F
84%
15.6 mph
218°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 44 1:22:59.394 10
2 44 +9.383 8
3 44 +10.539 6
4 44 +14.478 5
5 44 +14.576 4
6 44 +15.037 3
7 44 +16.735 2
8 44 +42.776 1
9 44 +1:07.045 0
10 43 Gearbox 0
11 43 +1 Lap 0
12 43 +1 Lap 0
13 43 +1 Lap 0
14 43 +1 Lap 0
15 43 +1 Lap 0
16 43 +1 Lap 0
17 43 +1 Lap 0
18 42 Spun off 0
19 Gearbox 0
13 Spun off 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:47.338
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari +0.340
3 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren +0.477
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.654
5 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber +0.977
6 Fernando Alonso Renault +1.166
7 Mark Webber Red Bull +1.398
8 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber +1.425
9 Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso +1.613
10 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso +2.981
11 Jarno Trulli Toyota +-1:-1.-389
12 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault +-1:-1.-373
13 Timo Glock Toyota +-1:-1.-343
14 David Coulthard Red Bull +-1:-1.-320
15 Nico Rosberg Williams +0.091
16 Rubens Barrichello Honda +0.815
17 Jenson Button Honda +0.873
18 Adrian Sutil Force India +0.888
19 Kazuki Nakajima Williams +0.930
20 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India +1.109

driver positions through the laps

2008 Belgian Grand Prix

The 2008 Belgian Grand Prix (formally the LXIV ING Belgian Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 7 September 2008 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps near the town of Spa, Belgium. It was the 13th race of the 2008 Formula One season. The 44-lap race was won by Felipe Massa for the Ferrari team, after the initial winner, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, was penalised for cutting a chicane and gaining an advantage over Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen.

Hamilton started from pole position alongside title rival Massa. Hamilton's McLaren teammate Heikki Kovalainen started from third next to the 2007 winner Kimi Räikkönen. Following a spin by Hamilton on the second lap, Räikkönen led most of the race, until rain fell on lap 41 and Hamilton performed the penalised pass. Räikkönen crashed on the following lap as the rain became heavier. Massa finished second on the road after Hamilton, followed by Nick Heidfeld of BMW Sauber.

Hamilton received a 25-second penalty, which demoted him to third place and advanced Massa and Heidfeld to first and second positions. McLaren appealed the decision at the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) International Court of Appeal. Their case, however, was declared inadmissible, with the Court ruling that 25 second penalties cannot be challenged. The penalty prompted global press discussion, primarily from the United Kingdom and Italy, with several former drivers questioning the decision. Massa's retroactive victory, with Hamilton demoted to third, narrowed the gap in the Championship from six points to just two.


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