Lewis Hamilton became F1?óÔé¼Ôäós 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.
Hamilton wins title at final turn
Massa on pole, Hamilton fourth
Felipe Massa thrilled the home crowd by taking pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix for the third year in a row. But this year it means even more as he faced down Lewis Hamilton for the world championship. Hamilton starts fourth behind Jarno Trulli and Kimi Raikkonen.
During free practice yesterday F1 fans were treated to some fabulous footage from a camera mounted in David Coulthard’s crash helmet: This technology has been seen before in F1. Here’s a video of Mark Blundell driving with a helmet camera at Spa-Francorchamps in 1994:
David Coulthard will race in a special livery to celebrate his final F1 Grand Prix at Interlagos this weekend as was tipped here by Becken yesterday. Here is a collection of photographs of the one-off paint scheme his Red Bull will sport.
One-off farewell livery for Coulthard?
David Coulthard starts his 246th and final Grand Prix at Interlagos this weekend. He has spent 14 and a half seasons in the sport’s top flight, was championship runner-up in 2001, and won 13 races.
Following the recent spate of dubious penalty decisions involving Sebastien Bourdais, Lewis Hamilton (at Fuji and Spa) and Felipe Massa, many F1 drivers have voiced a desire to see a permanent stewards appointed. Ideally they would like one with relevant, recent Grand Prix experience. So who could fit the bill? Here’s a few potential names.
Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix and heads into the final race of 2008 with a strong chance of claiming the title that eluded him last year.