Formula 1 2008 French Grand Prix

data

2008-06-22
8
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
Felipe Massa MAS
Kimi Räikkönen RAI
Kimi Räikkönen
lap 16 - 1:16.630
RAI

The 2008 French Grand Prix was won by Felipe Massa of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in France, Kimi Räikkönen could not convert this into a win.

The race in France was round 8 of 18 of the 2008 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 22 June 2008 12:00 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
rain
79.33°F
68%
6.11 mph
168°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 70 1:31:50.245 10
2 70 +17.984 8
3 70 +28.250 6
4 70 +28.929 5
5 70 +30.512 4
6 70 +40.304 3
7 70 +41.033 2
8 70 +43.372 1
9 70 +51.021 0
10 70 +54.538 0
11 70 +57.700 0
12 70 +58.065 0
13 70 +1:02.079 0
14 69 +1 Lap 0
15 69 +1 Lap 0
16 69 +1 Lap 0
17 69 +1 Lap 0
18 69 +1 Lap 0
19 69 +1 Lap 0
16 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:16.449
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari +0.041
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren +0.244
4 Fernando Alonso Renault +0.391
5 Jarno Trulli Toyota +0.471
6 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren +0.495
7 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber +0.588
8 Mark Webber Red Bull +0.784
9 David Coulthard Red Bull +0.977
10 Timo Glock Toyota +1.147
11 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault +-1:-1.-679
12 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber +-1:-1.-663
13 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso +-1:-1.-633
14 Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso +-1:-1.-404
15 Nico Rosberg Williams +-1:-1.-214
16 Kazuki Nakajima Williams +-1:-1.-206
17 Jenson Button Honda +-1:-1.-143
18 Rubens Barrichello Honda +-1:-1.-119
19 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India +0.522
20 Adrian Sutil Force India +0.604

driver positions through the laps

2008 French Grand Prix

The 2008 French Grand Prix (formally the XCIV Grand Prix de France) was a Formula One motor race held on 22 June 2008 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, France. This race is (to date) the last French Grand Prix. It was the eighth race of the 2008 Formula One season. The 70-lap race was won by Felipe Massa for the Ferrari team after starting from second position. Kimi Räikkönen, who started from pole position, finished second in the other Ferrari car; Jarno Trulli was third in a Toyota.

Räikkönen and Massa both made a clean start. Renault's Fernando Alonso, who started third, was overtaken by Trulli and BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica. The front three of Räikkönen, Massa and Trulli maintained their positions through the first round of pit stops. On lap 30, Räikkönen led Massa by six and a half seconds, and Trulli by 30 seconds. Just before half distance, Räikkönen's right exhaust pipe broke, which caused the engine to lose power. Massa, in second place, began lapping quicker than Räikkönen, and he caught and passed him on lap 39. Massa maintained his lead through the second round of pit stops, and won the race; Räikkönen finished almost 18 seconds behind. Trulli fended off McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen, who challenged him in the latter stages, to take third.

Massa's win promoted him into the lead of the Drivers' Championship for the first time in his career, overtaking Kubica. Kubica was second, two points behind Massa, while Räikkönen was third. In the Constructors' Championship, Ferrari increased their lead to 17 points ahead of BMW Sauber, McLaren a further 16 points behind in third.


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