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2008 Australian Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 1 of 18
Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, South Melbourne, Australia
58 laps on a 5.303 kilometer road course (307.6 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:34:50.62
Average Speed: 194.578 kph
Pole Time: 86.714 seconds
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 5.478 sec
Attendance: 108,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    2008 Formula One results   /   2008 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 122   Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-23 / Mercedes FO 108V581:34:50.61650
2 53   Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber F1 TeamBMW Sauber F1.08 / BMW P86/858+5.4780
3 77   Nico Rosberg AT&T WilliamsWilliams FW30 / Toyota RVX-0858+8.1630
4115   Fernando Alonso ING Renault F1 TeamRenault R28 / Renault RS2758+17.1810
5 323   Heikki Kovalainen Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-23 / Mercedes FO 108V58+18.0148
dsq1017   Rubens Barrichello Honda Racing F1 TeamHonda RA108 / Honda RA808E58disqualified0
6138   Kazuki Nakajima AT&T WilliamsWilliams FW30 / Toyota RVX-0857+1 lap0
ret1714   Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro RossoSTR2B / Ferrari 05655engine0
ret151   Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F2008 / Ferrari 05654engine0
ret 24   Robert Kubica BMW Sauber F1 TeamBMW Sauber F1.08 / BMW P86/847crash0
ret1812   Timo Glock Panasonic Toyota RacingToyota TF108 / Toyota RVX-0843crash0
ret1918   Takuma Sato Super Aguri F1Super Aguri SA08 / Honda RA808E32transmission0
ret206   Nelson Piquet, Jr. ING Renault F1 TeamRenault R28 / Renault RS2730clutch0
ret 42   Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F2008 / Ferrari 05629engine0
ret 89   David Coulthard Red Bull RacingRed Bull RB4 / Renault RS2725crash0
ret 611   Jarno Trulli Panasonic Toyota RacingToyota TF108 / Toyota RVX-0819electrical0
ret2220   Adrian Sutil Force India F1 TeamForce India VJM-01 / Ferrari 0568hydraulics0
ret1410   Mark Webber Red Bull RacingRed Bull RB4 / Renault RS271crash0
ret1216   Jenson Button Honda Racing F1 TeamHonda RA108 / Honda RA808E1crash0
ret2119   Anthony Davidson Super Aguri F1Super Aguri SA08 / Honda RA808E0crash0
ret 915   Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro RossoSTR2B / Ferrari 0560crash0
ret1621   Giancarlo Fisichella Force India F1 TeamForce India VJM-01 / Ferrari 0560crash0

Fastest Lap: 218.385 kph by Heikki Kovalainen

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lewis Hamilton11717
  Heikki Kovalainen18214
  Lewis Hamilton224221
  Heikki Kovalainen43464
  Lewis Hamilton475812

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Lewis Hamilton 10    
2   Nick Heidfeld 8   -2  
3   Nico Rosberg 6   -4  
4   Fernando Alonso 5   -5  
5   Heikki Kovalainen 4   -6  
6   Kazuki Nakajima 3   -7  
7   Sebastien Bourdais 2   -8  
8   Kimi Raikkonen 1   -9