Formula 1 2008 German Grand Prix

data

2008-07-20
10
Hockenheimring
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Nick Heidfeld
lap 52 - 1:15.987
HEI

The 2008 German Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of McLaren.

The race in Germany was round 10 of 18 of the 2008 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 20 July 2008 12:00 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
rain
67.87°F
51%
10.81 mph
268°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 67 1:31:20.874 10
2 67 +5.586 8
3 67 +9.339 6
4 67 +9.825 5
5 67 +12.411 4
6 67 +14.403 3
7 67 +22.682 2
8 67 +33.299 1
9 67 +37.158 0
10 67 +37.625 0
11 67 +38.600 0
12 67 +39.111 0
13 67 +54.971 0
14 67 +1:00.003 0
15 67 +1:09.488 0
16 67 +1:24.093 0
17 66 +1 Lap 0
50 Collision 0
40 Engine 0
35 Suspension 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:15.666
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari +0.193
3 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren +0.477
4 Jarno Trulli Toyota +0.525
5 Fernando Alonso Renault +0.719
6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.723
7 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber +0.855
8 Mark Webber Red Bull +1.348
9 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso +1.578
10 David Coulthard Red Bull +1.837
11 Timo Glock Toyota +-1:-1.-158
12 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber +-1:-1.-85
13 Nico Rosberg Williams +-1:-1.-33
14 Jenson Button Honda +0.035
15 Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso +0.192
16 Kazuki Nakajima Williams +0.417
17 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault +0.523
18 Rubens Barrichello Honda +0.580
19 Adrian Sutil Force India +0.991
20 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India +1.297

driver positions through the laps

2008 German Grand Prix

The 2008 German Grand Prix (formally the LXIX Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race held on 20 July 2008 at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. It was the 10th race of the 2008 Formula One season and was contested over 67 laps. It was won by Lewis Hamilton for the McLaren team after starting from pole position. Nelson Piquet Jr. finished second for Renault, with Felipe Massa third for Ferrari.

Hamilton maintained his startline advantage and led until he made his first pit stop on lap 18. As other cars made their pit stops, Hamilton regained the lead on lap 22. On lap 36, Timo Glock crashed, and the race was neutralized by the deployment of the safety car. Hamilton, on a two-stop strategy, did not stop to get more fuel during this period, while all the cars around him did. Thus, when he did eventually stop on lap 50, he rejoined the race in fifth position. In the closing stages of the race, Hamilton first overtook his teammate Heikki Kovalainen, then Massa, and finally Piquet, whilst also gaining a position due to Nick Heidfeld's late pit stop. This allowed him to take the lead again on lap 60, which he maintained to win the race.

The victory was Hamilton's second consecutive win, having won the preceding British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The win also put him ahead of his two main rivals in the Drivers' Championship, Kimi Räikkönen (who finished sixth) and Massa, who were on equal points with him before the race. After the race he was four points ahead of Massa, and seven ahead of Räikkönen. In the Constructors' Championship, McLaren drew closer to the two teams ahead of them, BMW Sauber and Ferrari. Ferrari still led by 15 points from McLaren, and 12 from BMW, whose drivers – Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica – finished fourth and seventh respectively.


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