Formula 1 2008 European Grand Prix

data

2008-08-24
12
Valencia Street Circuit
Felipe Massa MAS
Felipe Massa MAS
Felipe Massa
lap 36 - 1:38.708
MAS

The 2008 European Grand Prix was won by Felipe Massa of Ferrari.

The race in Spain was round 12 of 18 of the 2008 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 24 August 2008 12:00 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
rain
84.47°F
52%
7.17 mph
129°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 57 1:35:32.339 10
2 57 +5.611 8
3 57 +37.353 6
4 57 +39.703 5
5 57 +50.684 4
6 57 +52.625 3
7 57 +1:07.990 2
8 57 +1:11.457 1
9 57 +1:22.177 0
10 57 +1:29.794 0
11 57 +1:32.717 0
12 56 +1 Lap 0
13 56 +1 Lap 0
14 56 +1 Lap 0
15 56 +1 Lap 0
16 56 +1 Lap 0
17 56 +1 Lap 0
45 Engine 0
41 Accident 0
0 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:38.989
2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren +0.210
3 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber +0.403
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.499
5 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren +0.948
6 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso +1.153
7 Jarno Trulli Toyota +1.320
8 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber +1.642
9 Nico Rosberg Williams +1.732
10 Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso +1.761
11 Kazuki Nakajima Williams +-1:-1.-561
12 Fernando Alonso Renault +-1:-1.-554
13 Timo Glock Toyota +-1:-1.-490
14 Mark Webber Red Bull +-1:-1.-474
15 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault +-1:-1.-245
16 Jenson Button Honda +-1:-1.-109
17 David Coulthard Red Bull +0.246
18 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India +0.279
19 Rubens Barrichello Honda +0.822
20 Adrian Sutil Force India +0.954

driver positions through the laps

2008 European Grand Prix

The 2008 European Grand Prix (formally the LII Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe) was a Formula One motor race held on 24 August 2008 at the Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia, Spain. It was the 12th race of the 2008 Formula One season. The 57-lap race was won by Felipe Massa for the Ferrari team after starting from pole position. Lewis Hamilton finished second in a McLaren car, with Robert Kubica third in a BMW Sauber.

Massa started on pole position, with Hamilton second, and Kubica third. Massa got cleanly away, while Hamilton fought hard to fend off Kubica, but managing to keep second. The top three remained the same through the first round of pit stops, and after the first stop, Massa took a large lead over Hamilton. In Massa's second pit stop he was released straight into the path of Force India's Adrian Sutil, and had to back off to avoid a collision. The stewards announced that they would investigate the incident after the race. They later ruled that Ferrari would be fined €10,000 for the pit lane incident, but that Massa would keep his victory, as although the release was unsafe, no sporting advantage had been gained. Massa went on to take the victory, with Hamilton second and Kubica third. Hamilton's closest rival in the Drivers' Championship going into the race, Kimi Räikkönen, failed to finish, after having an engine failure.

Massa's victory in the race enabled him to overtake his teammate, Räikkönen, in the Drivers' Championship, moving him into second. He was now Hamilton's closest rival, behind by six points. Räikkönen moved eight points further behind Hamilton, due to his non-finish, with a deficit of 13 points now separating the two. In the Constructors' Championship McLaren caught up two points on Ferrari; Ferrari led, eight points ahead of McLaren, with BMW Sauber a further 17 points behind.


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