Who was Lewis Hamilton with in 2008?

Who was Lewis Hamilton with in 2008?

Who was Lewis Hamilton with in 2008?

2008 season: Youngest-ever world champion. A month after Alonso’s departure, it was confirmed that Heikki Kovalainen would drive the second car for McLaren in 2008 alongside Hamilton, who signed a new five-year multimillion-pound contract to stay with the team until 2012.

How did Hamilton win in 2008?

Lewis Hamilton won the Drivers’ title by a point – by overtaking Toyota’s Timo Glock on the final corner of the final lap of the final Grand Prix of the season to claim the required 5th-place finish to win the championship – from Brazilian Felipe Massa, while Massa’s teammate, the 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen.

When was the last time a Brazilian won an F1 race?

The 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix was the last time an F1 race was won by over a lap. Since their return to the sport in 2010, Mercedes never failed to see both of their cars reach the chequered flag at the Brazilian Grand Prix – until Valtteri Bottas retired from the 2019 event.

What happened to Timo Glock 2008 Brazil?

In the moments following the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, fans and insiders pointed to Timo Glock as possibly rigging and manipulating the outcome. They feel Glock helped steal the title from Felipe Massa and hand the crown to Hamilton. The accusations continue to haunt Glock.

Is Sao Paulo high or low downforce?

Brazil held its first round of the world championship in 1973 at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo….Interlagos, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace circuit information.

Lap data
Lap length 4.309km (2.677 miles)
Longest flat-out section 1,394m
Downforce level High

Is F1 popular in Brazil?

The Brazilians treat F1 very dearly and is a very popular sport in Brazil (after Football, of course), probably because of the emotional attachment to the great Ayrton Senna.

Who was the last Brazilian F1 driver?

Pietro Fittipaldi
Pietro Fittipaldi is the most recent Brazilian driver in Formula One, set to participate in two races in 2020.

Why did Lewis get a penalty in Brazil?

Lewis Hamilton will have a five-place grid penalty at Sunday’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix after his Mercedes team decided to fit a new engine to his car. Mercedes has struggled with engine complications all year and Hamilton has now used five for the season, which is two over the quota of three allowed in the regulations.