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2008 Malaysian GP preview: the Ferrari fight back

Australia was an unmitigated disaster for Ferrari, and the Italian press left them in no doubt of that. Tuttosport said: “Raikkonen was a shadow of himself and Massa [was] inattentive. Not since 1992 has Ferrari started a season so badly.” They pointed out that it was the team’s first race without Jean Todt (who joined […]

2008 Malaysian GP preview: Lewis Hamilton vs Heikki Kovalainen

The inter-team battle between the McLaren drivers at Melbourne was spoiled by the appearance of the safety car. Instead of challenging Lewis Hamilton for the lead, team mate Heikki Kovalainen ended up scrapping for fourth place with Fernando Alonso. Will we see that battle re-joined in Sepang?

The Ben Evans column: A race worth getting up early for

F1 2008 started with a bang in Australia – and as a weekend did more to vindicate the views the armchair enthusiast (you and I) have held about F1 for a long time. Before the action even kicked off, I thought that Bernie Ecclestone?s comments demanding that Australia move to a night time race to […]

2008 Malaysian Grand Prix on F1Fanatic

Here are the ways you can follow the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix on – including the popular new F1Fanatic Live Blog plus a few changes to the usual line-up:

Does the Australian Grand Prix predict the world champion?

I’ve heard it said that the winner of the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne is very often the man who becomes world champion – which would be good news for Lewis Hamilton. It seemed an easy theory to test out so I totted up the numbers and found it is a very good indicator of […]

2008 Australian GP facts & stats

Nelson Piquet Jnr’s first race 2008: qualified 21st, retired after 31 laps Nelson Piquet Snr’s first race 1978: qualified 21st, retired on lap 31 Here are more facts and statistics from the Australian Grand Prix weekend – post below any interesting stats you’ve spotted…

Ferrari falter and Hamilton triumphs

2008 Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton shrugged off the disappointment of losing the 2007 championship at the final round and started the new season back at the front of the title race.

Video: Timo Glock crash


Questions will surely be asked about safety standards at the Albert Park circuit following this monster crash for Timo Glock. He ran wide at turn 12 on lap 45 and hit a series of bumps that totalled his Toyota. He was extremely lucky to escape injury in the worst accident of a crash-strewn race. Join […]

Rate the race: 2008 Australian Grand Prix

What did you think of the Australian Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten for how much you enjoyed it and leave your comments below.