2008 Formula 1 Season – Road to Championship Title

It feels like ages ago when I went to Melbourne back in March to watch the season opening race. Those days we still had 11 teams and shark fin engine cover was a Red Bull only specialty. So let’s refresh the memory and have a look back at the way the title race evolved in 2008:

Round one – Australia

Lewis Hamilton, winner Australia

Lewis Hamilton, winner Australia


Hamilton 1st, Massa DNF

Hamilton – 10 pts
Massa – 0 pts

(see my photos from 2008 Australian GP)

Round two – Malaysia

Kimi Raikkonen, winner Malaysia

Kimi Raikkonen, winner Malaysia

Hamilton 5th, Massa DNF

Hamilton – 14 pts
Massa – 0 pts

Round three – Bahrain

Felipe Massa, winner Bahrain

Felipe Massa, winner Bahrain

Hamilton 13th, Massa 1st

Hamilton – 14 pts
Massa – 10 pts

Round four – Spain

Kimi Raikkonen, winner Spain

Kimi Raikkonen, winner Spain

Hamilton 3rd, Massa 2nd

Hamilton – 20 pts
Massa – 18 pts

Round five – Turkey

Felipe Massa, winner Turkey

Felipe Massa, winner Turkey

Hamilton 2nd, Massa 1st

Hamilton – 28 pts
Massa – 28 pts

Round six – Monaco

Lewis Hamilton, winner Monaco

Lewis Hamilton, winner Monaco

Hamilton 1st, Massa 3rd

Hamilton – 38 pts
Massa – 34 pts

Round seven – Canada

Robert Kubica, winner Canada

Robert Kubica, winner Canada

Hamilton DNF, Massa 5th

Hamilton – 38 pts
Massa – 38 pts

(see my photos from 2008 Canadian GP)

Round eight – France

Felipe Massa, winner France

Felipe Massa, winner France

Hamilton 10th, Massa 1st

Hamilton – 38 pts
Massa – 48 pts

Round nine – Great Britain

Lewis Hamilton, winner Great Britain

Lewis Hamilton, winner Great Britain

Hamilton 1st, Massa 13th

Hamilton – 48 pts
Massa – 48 pts

Round ten – Germany

Lewis Hamilton, winner Germany

Lewis Hamilton, winner Germany

Hamilton 1st, Massa 3rd

Hamilton – 58 pts
Massa – 54 pts

Round eleven – Hungary

Heikki Kovalainen, winner Hungary

Heikki Kovalainen, winner Hungary

Hamilton 5th, Massa DNF

Hamilton – 62 pts
Massa – 54 pts

Round twelve – Europe

Felipe Massa, winner Europe

Felipe Massa, winner Europe

Hamilton 2nd, Massa 1st

Hamilton – 70 pts
Massa – 64 pts

(see my photos from 2008 European GP)

Round thirteen – Belgium

Lewis Hamilton, winner Belgium, not for long though

Lewis Hamilton, winner Belgium, not for long though

Hamilton 3rd, Massa 1st

Hamilton – 76 pts
Massa – 74 pts

Round fourteen – Italy

Sebastian Vettel, winner Italy

Sebastian Vettel, winner Italy

Hamilton 7th, Massa 6th

Hamilton – 78 pts
Massa – 77 pts

Round fifteen – Singapore

Fernando Alonso, winner Singapore

Fernando Alonso, winner Singapore

Hamilton 3rd, Massa 13th

Hamilton – 84 pts
Massa – 77 pts

(see my photos from 2008 Singapore GP)

Round sixteen – Japan

Fernando Alonso, winner Japan

Fernando Alonso, winner Japan

Hamilton 12th, Massa 7th

Hamilton – 84 pts
Massa – 79 pts

Round seventeen – China

Lewis Hamilton, winner China

Lewis Hamilton, winner China

Hamilton 1st, Massa 2nd

Hamilton – 94 pts
Massa – 87 pts

Round eighteen – Brazil

Felipe Massa, winner Brazil

Felipe Massa, winner Brazil

Hamilton 5th, Massa 1st

Hamilton – 98 pts
Massa – 97 pts

Lewis Hamilton wins the title and the kiss from his Pussycat Doll

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger after Brazilian GP

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger after Brazilian GP

Stay tuned to F1Wolf.com for analysis of the moments that decided the 2008 title race.

Photos: Daimler Media, BMW Motorsports, Red Bull/GEPA, Renault/LAT, Shell Motorsport

4 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    Well, congratulations Lewis Hamilton!!

    This week has been very important for the black-skinned people roots, they feeled rewarded in sports and politics with Bolt, Hamilton and Obama yesterday. Anyway, I think this great result from the McLaren-Mercedes driver can attributed to the bad results achieved by his team mate Kovalainen this season, if they fighted more times for the victory as last season, or this present season between Massa and Raikkonen, it would be surely not that clear easy for him to win the championship.

    Kotenoks last blog post..ex-race-marshal

  2. FlixNo Gravatar says:

    Mate, the last couple of emails I got from you were really great summaries, eventhough I’m new to watching F1, it’s been fantastic fun reading yours and everyone else’s comments and updates this season from this site. Congrats on your site’s coverage on another great season!

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