2008 Brazilian Grand Prix grid

Massa on pole, Hamilton fourth

Felipe Massa takes pole for title decider (2008 Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying)

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.

David Coulthard’s helmet camera (Video)

Video

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:

Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton both expect to be quick after Brazil practice

After the first day’s practice in Brazil both Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton claimed their cars would be very strong on the Interlagos circuit – even though neither of them set the fastest time so far. Fernando Alonso’s 1’12.296 stands as the fastest time of the weekend so far. But his time, set in the […]

Barrichello’s special helmet

Pictures

One-off skid-lid for Barrichello too

If Massa wins the title will it be tainted by the Spa controversy? (Poll)

In the run-up to the final race of the season several people have left comments here pointing out that Lewis Hamilton would already be champion had he not received that infamous penalty at Spa-Francorchamps. Without it the drivers? championship would already be over. Is that a good thing or not?

James Allen hits back

‘The pros outweigh the cons’

Vettel’s special helmet (Pictures)

Pictures

Vettel says thankyou to Toro Rosso

British press fury over Hamilton hate site

Several of the major British newspapers are reporting today about a Spanish-registered website set up to direct taunts at Lewis Hamilton. Here’s a typical example of the coverage from The Sun: F1 ace Lewis Hamilton is facing another vile race hate campaign from Spanish yobs as he prepares to win the drivers’ title. Racist abuse […]

Brazilian GP history 1984-1999 (Video)

Video

Journeyer continues his video guide to the Brazilian Grand Prix. Part 1 looked at the beginnings of the Brazilian Grand Prix, helped along by such names as Fittipaldi and Pace. Piquet, too, had already established himself as a regular contender at home, and he, along with Ayrton Senna, would give Brazil its golden era in […]

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