2008 European Grand Prix pictures


It might not have produced a very exciting race but the Circuito Urbano Valencia certainly provided an opportunity for F1’s photographers to create some attractive pictures. Here’s a selection of 27 photos in high resolution from all the different teams.

Thought the Valencia race was rubbish? Don’t blame the track, blame the rules

Valencia’s first F1 race was not a classic. Looking at the rate the race poll it seems most people thought it was as boring as the Bahrain, Spanish and French Grands Prix. But let’s not jump to conclusions about the track. Circuit designer Hermann Tilke is not to blame for the paucity of action in […]

Castroneves takes vital victory to stay in title hunt (Indy Car)

Helio Castroneves headed a Penske one-two at Infineon Raceway to breathe life into his championship effort. He ended a 29-race streak without a win after scoring seven second places so far this year. It came just days after Penske lost both their original race cars when one of their transporters cost fire. Castroneves and Ryan […]

Championship points after European GP

Here are the drivers’ and constructors’ championship points totals in full following the European Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton has 70 points and Felipe Massa has moved into second in the championship with 64. McLaren also made further gains on Ferrari in the constructors’ championship and are now only eight points behind their rivals.

Fine for Ferrari, Massa gets off free, and the FIA gets it wrong on every count

Felipe Massa has not been punished following his incident in the pits with Adrian Sutil in today’s European Grand Prix. His Ferrari team has been fined ??10,000 (??7,979) for releasing him into the path of Sutil’s car following his second pit stop on lap 37. It’s a baffling verdict by the FIA and one that […]

Felipe Massa scores flawless win at Valencia (2008 European GP review)

Felipe Massa is a hard man to beat from pole position and so it proved once again in the European Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton never managed to get on terms with the Ferrari driver but second place means he retains the lead in the drivers’ championship. But Massa is being investigated by the FIA stewards […]

Ferrari mechanic injured and Massa faces penalty threat after pit lane problems

Ferrari sufferd two problems with their pit stops within six laps of each other during the European Grand Prix. First Felipe Massa was released from his pit box as Adrian Sutil was going past him, and he had to drive alongside the Force India towards the pit exit. The stewards said they would rule on […]

Di Grassi lucks in to win as Pantano extends title lead (GP2)

The Campos team won the second race at Valencia as well and once again fortune smiled on them. Lucas di Grassi collected the win. The GP2 sprint race once again provided more talking points than the feature race after a controversial crash between two former team mates and another twist in the championship battle between […]

Thoughts on qualifying and the start (2008 European Grand Prix)

Felipe Massa has the cards stacked in his favour: he’s starting from pole position at Valencia with the benefit of the clean side of the grid – now the organisers have swapped the grid around. But will the F1 pack get through the tricky first corners without a crash? What are their strategy options for […]