Formula 1 2008 Singapore Grand Prix


Marina Bay Street Circuit
Fernando Alonso ALO
Felipe Massa MAS
Kimi Räikkönen
lap 14 - 1:45.599

The 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was won by Fernando Alonso of Renault.
Despite being on pole position in Singapore, Felipe Massa could not convert this into a win.

The race in Singapore was round 15 of 18 of the 2008 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 28 September 2008 12:00 GMT (raceday).

Humid and Mostly Cloudy
1.79 mph


# driver constructor laps time points
1 61 1:57:16.304 10
2 61 +2.957 8
3 61 +5.917 6
4 61 +8.155 5
5 61 +10.268 4
6 61 +11.101 3
7 61 +16.387 2
8 61 +18.489 1
9 61 +19.885 0
10 61 +26.902 0
11 61 +27.975 0
12 61 +29.432 0
13 61 +35.170 0
14 61 +43.571 0
15 57 Accident 0
50 Hydraulics 0
49 Accident 0
29 Transmission 0
14 Mechanical 0
13 Accident 0


# driver constructor time
1 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:44.801
2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren +0.664
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.816
4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber +0.978
5 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren +1.072
6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber +1.163
7 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso +1.443
8 Timo Glock Toyota +1.527
9 Nico Rosberg Williams +1.810
10 Kazuki Nakajima Williams +2.746
11 Jarno Trulli Toyota +0.237
12 Jenson Button Honda +0.332
13 Mark Webber Red Bull +0.411
14 David Coulthard Red Bull +0.497
15 Fernando Alonso Renault +0.170
16 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault +1.236
17 Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso +1.588
18 Rubens Barrichello Honda +1.782
19 Adrian Sutil Force India +3.139
20 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India

driver positions through the laps

2008 Singapore Grand Prix

The 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, formally known as the 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, was a Formula One race held on 28 September 2008 at 20:00 SST at the newly built Marina Bay Street Circuit in Marina Bay, Singapore. It was the fifteenth race of the 2008 Formula One season, the 800th Formula One World Championship race overall, the first ever Formula One race held at night and the ninth Singapore Grand Prix. This was also the first time Singapore hosted a Formula One race, as the last Singapore Grand Prix was a Formula Libre event in 1973.

The 61-lap race was won by Fernando Alonso for the Renault team from 15th on the grid. Nico Rosberg claimed second in his Williams followed by McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.

Felipe Massa of Ferrari started from pole position. Drivers' Championship leader Hamilton was second while reigning world champion Kimi Räikkönen qualified third. They continued in this order until Renault's Nelson Piquet, Jr. spun out and crashed on lap 14, bringing out the safety car. The leading drivers all pitted when the pit lane was opened. Massa prematurely left the pit box with his fuel hose still attached and dropped to last place.

Alonso, who had pitted before the safety car was deployed, subsequently took the lead and won the race. Nico Rosberg managed to finish second despite incurring a stop-go penalty and Hamilton completed the podium in third. Red Bull Racing's David Coulthard finished 7th, scoring the final points of his career. Kazuki Nakajima also scored his final points. The result saw Hamilton extend his lead in the Driver's standings to 7 points over Massa, who failed to score. McLaren also took over the lead in the Constructors' Championship by one point from Ferrari.

In September 2009, Renault F1 admitted to an FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting that Piquet had deliberately crashed per instructions from Renault team principal Flavio Briatore and chief engineer Pat Symonds, in the hope of helping Alonso win. The Renault team were handed a disqualification from F1, which was suspended for two years pending any further rule infringements. Briatore was banned from all FIA-sanctioned events for life, while Symonds was banned for five years. However, Briatore and Symonds sued the FIA in French courts, and on January 5, 2010, the Tribunal de Grande Instance overturned the ban which had been put in place on both men.

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