Formula 1 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix

data

2008-03-23
2
Sepang International Circuit
Kimi Räikkönen RAI
Felipe Massa MAS
Nick Heidfeld
lap 55 - 1:35.366
HEI

The 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix was won by Kimi Räikkönen of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in Malaysia, Felipe Massa could not convert this into a win.
Massa was forced to retire in lap 30 due to: Spun off.

The race in Malaysia was round 2 of 18 of the 2008 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 23 March 2008 07:00 GMT (raceday).

Humid and Mostly Cloudy
rain
88.15°F
69%
5.54 mph
222°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 56 1:31:18.555 10
2 56 +19.570 8
3 56 +38.450 6
4 56 +45.832 5
5 56 +46.548 4
6 56 +49.833 3
7 56 +1:08.130 2
8 56 +1:10.041 1
9 56 +1:16.220 0
10 56 +1:26.214 0
11 56 +1:32.202 0
12 55 +1 Lap 0
13 55 +1 Lap 0
14 55 +1 Lap 0
15 55 +1 Lap 0
16 54 +2 Laps 0
17 54 +2 Laps 0
39 Engine 0
30 Spun off 0
5 Hydraulics 0
1 Collision 0
0 Spun off 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:35.748
2 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.482
3 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren +0.865
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren +0.961
5 Jarno Trulli Toyota +0.963
6 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber +0.979
7 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber +1.005
8 Mark Webber Red Bull +1.261
9 Fernando Alonso Renault +2.702
10 Timo Glock Toyota +3.908
11 Jenson Button Honda +-1:-1.-540
12 David Coulthard Red Bull +-1:-1.-340
13 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault +-1:-1.-186
14 Rubens Barrichello Honda +-1:-1.-126
15 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso +-1:-1.-100
16 Nico Rosberg Williams +-1:-1.-78
17 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India +0.492
18 Kazuki Nakajima Williams +0.640
19 Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso +0.929
20 Takuma Sato Super Aguri +1.339
21 Adrian Sutil Force India +1.353
22 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri +1.733

driver positions through the laps

2008 Malaysian Grand Prix

The 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix (formally the X Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 23 March 2008 at the Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia. It was the 2nd race of the 2008 Formula One season. The 56-lap race was won by Kimi Räikkönen for the Ferrari team after starting from second position. Robert Kubica finished second in a BMW Sauber car, with Heikki Kovalainen third in a McLaren.

It was an all-Ferrari front row, as Felipe Massa started from pole position, with Räikkönen alongside. The McLarens of Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton had been expected to line up behind the Ferraris on the second row, but both drivers were given five-place grid penalties post-qualifying for holding up Nick Heidfeld and Fernando Alonso respectively, dropping them to eighth and ninth on the grid. Massa cut across his Ferrari teammate at the start, to stop him overtaking on the run to turn one. The top four of Massa, Räikkönen, Kubica and Mark Webber held station until the first round of pit stops. Räikkönen took the lead after these stops and after Massa retired following a spin into the gravel, the Finn cruised to a victory of nearly twenty seconds. Championship leader Hamilton could only finish in fifth position, after a tardy first stop on lap 19, with his McLaren team encountering a problem on his front right tyre and lost ground while trying to pass Webber.

Despite his fifth position, Hamilton kept the Drivers' Championship lead with 14 points, closely followed by Räikkönen and Heidfeld on 11. In the Constructors' Championship, McLaren also kept their lead, with their five-point lead from Australia staying intact. BMW Sauber moved into second place on 19, with Ferrari in third on 11.


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