It’s time for the final four. Who was my driver of the year? Read on to find out, and share your verdict below.
Who was the best driver of 2008? Who failed to perform? Did the best man win the world championship? Over the next three days I’m going to be rating and ranking the drivers of 2008, using your suggestions and ideas from the thread on the F1 Fanatic forum (which is still open for last-minute submissions). … Continue reading 2008 F1 drivers rankings part 1
Ferrari won yet another constructors?óÔé¼Ôäó championship in 2008, to the surprise of exactly no-one. Since 1999, they?óÔé¼Ôäóve only failed to win the title on two occasions, when Renault interrupted them from 2005-6. What was fascinating about Ferrari this year was the shift in the balance of power between their drivers, with Felipe Massa taking over … Continue reading The teams: Ferrari (F1 2008)
After that intense season finale it seems silly to ask what the best moment of the year was. But there were other high points besides that in 2008. Here’s some of the most popular suggestions from F1 Fanatic readers and a few of my favourites too.
The irony of McLaren?óÔé¼Ôäós season was that the team?óÔé¼Ôäós reliability won Lewis Hamilton the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó championship, but their drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó inconsistency cost them the constructors?óÔé¼Ôäó championship. That?óÔé¼Ôäós putting it rather glibly: Hamilton wouldn?óÔé¼Ôäót 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)
The first in a two-part breakdown of all the statistics of the 2008 F1 season starts with a look at how the championship battles were won. Plus, who was the best qualifier, who crashed the most, and who led the most laps. And, why Lewis Hamilton would have missed the championship in 2002.
Rain was one of the trends that defined the 2008 championship. Talk of the weather was seldom far from people’s lips this year, especially in the second half of the season. Time and again we were reminded of how a few drops of rain can transform a Grand Prix from a tedious procession into an … Continue reading The themes of 2008: Rain
One of the surprises of 2008 was Toro Rosso beating its sister team Red Bull in the constructors’ championship and claiming its maiden win. Toyota, meanwhile, had one of their best ever F1 seasons. Here’s a look at how these three teams performed in 2008.
Your verdict on F1 2008
Here’s the second part of my driver rankings for 2007. Yesterday covered the first 16, here are a further seven and tomorrow there’ll be the final three. For now, check out the first part of the top ten and argue your case for any driver you think is rated too high or too low…