Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours archive

2008 French GP Stats and Facts 23rd June 2008, 7:00

Here’s a look at the facts and statistics from the French Grand Prix including another new world championship leader. Plus Kimi Raikkonen edges closer to a new record and Lewis Hamilton hits a career low.

Video: Pressure on Lewis Hamilton after error in French Grand Prix 22nd June 2008, 21:35

The French Grand Prix went about as badly as it possibly could for Lewis Hamilton – and he has nobody to blame but himself for it. From the moment he got back behind the wheel of the McLaren at Magny-Cours it looked as though he was still working out the frustration from his humiliating crash […]

Problem for Raikkonen hands win to Massa

Felipe Massa took over the lead of the drivers’ championship with a fortunate win at Magny-Cours at the expense of team mate Kimi Raikkonen.

Championship points after the French GP

Felipe Massa now leads the F1 drivers’ championship for the first time in his career. It’s also the first time a Brazilian driver has led the championship in 15 years, since Ayrton Senna topped the table after the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix. There was more good news for another Brazilian driver, Nelson Piquet Jnr, who […]

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2008 French Grand Prix Live Blog

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Can Hamilton do a Raikkonen in France?

Lewis Hamilton lines up 13th for today’s French Grand Prix after taking a ten-place grid penalty. Three years ago Kimi Raikkonen, also driving a McLaren, started in the same position and climbed though the field to second. Can Hamilton do the same?

Rain at Magny-Cours ahead of French GP

Rain has fallen on the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours this morning raising the prospects of a more interesting French Grand Prix than usual. However at present the track is only damp and is likely to be fully dry by the time the GP2 sprint race finishes. Some of the drivers even started the race on […]

French GP: Crucial first corner for Massa

Felipe Massa starts from second on the grid today – on the dirty side of the track. We had a discussion here earlier this year about the problems drivers have starting from the dirty side at some tracks and Magny-Cours is definitely one of the circuits where it has an effect. If he does lose […]

2008 French GP qualifying: Raikkonen storms to Ferrari’s 200th pole position 21st June 2008, 14:52

Ferrari were in crushing form at Magny-Cours and annexed the front row of the grid with little difficulty, Kimi Raikkonen leading Felipe Massa. It was Ferrari’s 200th pole position at a circuit where they’ve enjoyed great success in recent years. Lewis Hamilton, in what is expected to be a lightly-fuelled McLaren, was unable to beat […]