Rubens Barrichello wins kart race in Brazil ahead of Felipe Massa (Video)


Felipe Massa and Rubens Barrichello were among the F1 stars racing in the 500 Milhas de Kart Granja Viana 2008 this weekend. Barrichello won the race for a record eighth time – while Massa proved his reliability problems in 2008 weren’t just confined to his Ferrari. Here’s a selection of videos from the race:

F1 links: More on China

Ecclestone wants solution

2008 F1 season in statistics p2/2

It’s been a record-breaking season, with the youngest ever pole sitter, race winner and champion. Plus a raft of first-time winners and more interesting stats and facts about the 2008 championship.

F1 links: KERS concerns

Heavy drivers at disadvantage

2008 F1 season in statistics p1/2

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.

The themes of 2008: penalties

Grid penalties, drive-through penalties, time penalties ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ hardly an F1 session passed this year without some driver falling foul of the stewards. Penalties spoiled races and one particularly controversial one almost decided the drivers?σΤιΌΤδσ championship. Why were there so many this year?

F1 links: China doubts

No Chinese GP after 2010?

The teams: BMW (F1 2008)

BMW has marched closer to the front of the F1 field in clear, measurable steps since it took over Sauber at the end of 2005. They continued that progress in 2008 with their first pole position and first victory. But did they sacrifice performance ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ and potentially the championships ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ by prioritising their 2009 car […]

F1 links: November 13th

Montreal hotels offer tax rise to save GP "Montreal is desperately trying to save its Grand Prix in 2009. Part of a new deal on offer is the suggestion of local hotels to up the occupancy tax and thereby raise $5 million, Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay has confirmed. In total, the city need to find […]

The themes of 2008: Mistakes

It was, by anyone?σΤιΌΤδσs standards, an error-strewn season. Crashes, spins and the odd pit blunder are part of Formula 1, but rarely have we seen so many of them committed by the championship front runners. Was it just a gaffe-prone year for the leading lights? Or are more mistakes inevitable in post-traction control F1?