The teams: McLaren (F1 2008)

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The irony of McLaren?s season was that the team?s reliability won Lewis Hamilton the drivers? championship, but their drivers? inconsistency cost them the constructors? championship. That?s putting it rather glibly: Hamilton wouldn?t have been champion without drives like his Silverstone master class. But the points he threw away in races like Bahrain and Montreal could … Continue reading The teams: McLaren (F1 2008)

Did Bernie Ecclestone really scrap the South African Grand Prix over apartheid?

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The disquiet over Bernie Ecclestone’s remarks on racism which appeared in several newspapers recently has apparently calmed down after Ecclestone cleared things up with Lewis Hamilton and his family: I meant [the supporters who targeted Hamilton in Spain] were a joke, clowns… I’ve spoken with Lewis’s dad Anthony and he understands, everything’s fine. But some … Continue reading Did Bernie Ecclestone really scrap the South African Grand Prix over apartheid?

Lewis Hamilton is champion in epic climax to final race

2008 Brazilian Grand Prix review

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Lewis Hamilton became F1’s youngest ever world champion as the destiny of the 2008 title switched between him and rival Felipe Massa on the final lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix. In Massa was already over the finishing line when Hamilton took a crucial fifth place of Timo Glock as the German driver struggled on … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton is champion in epic climax to final race

Hamilton wins the 2008 F1 title and becomes youngest world champion

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Lewis Hamilton has won the 2008 F1 world championship after finishing fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton has become the youngest ever driver to win the F1 world championship. Aged 23 years and 301 days, he has beaten Fernando Alonso’s record of 24 years 59 days which was set in 2005. Hamilton is the … Continue reading Hamilton wins the 2008 F1 title and becomes youngest world champion

Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton both expect to be quick after Brazil practice

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After the first day’s practice in Brazil both Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton claimed their cars would be very strong on the Interlagos circuit – even though neither of them set the fastest time so far. Fernando Alonso’s 1’12.296 stands as the fastest time of the weekend so far. But his time, set in the … Continue reading Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton both expect to be quick after Brazil practice

British press fury over Hamilton hate site

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Several of the major British newspapers are reporting today about a Spanish-registered website set up to direct taunts at Lewis Hamilton. Here’s a typical example of the coverage from The Sun: F1 ace Lewis Hamilton is facing another vile race hate campaign from Spanish yobs as he prepares to win the drivers’ title. Racist abuse … Continue reading British press fury over Hamilton hate site

McLaren look strong again as Hamilton goes for title (2008 Brazilian GP preview)

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Lewis Hamilton goes into the final round of 2008 knowing that he has the car to win the race – and that he only needs fifth place to guarantee the world championship and a place in the F1 history books. Nothing in F1 is ever as simple as that, but there are several reasons why … Continue reading McLaren look strong again as Hamilton goes for title (2008 Brazilian GP preview)

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