2008 Season

◄ 2007 2009 ►

Teams & Drivers

Team No. Driver
iSport 1 Karun Chandhok
2 Bruno Senna
ART 3 Luca Filippi
Sakon Yamamoto
4 Romain Grosjean
Campos 5 Vitaly Petrov
6 Ben Hanley
Lucas di Grassi
Super Nova 7 Christian Bakkerud
Andy Soucek
8 Alvaro Parente
DAMS 9 Jerome d’Ambrosio
10 Kamui Kobayashi
Racing Engineering 11 Javier Villa
12 Giorgio Pantano
Arden 14 Sebastien Buemi
15 Yelmer Buurman
Luca Filippi
Durango 16 Davide Valsecchi
Marcello Puglisi
Ben Hanley
17 Alberto Valerio
Fisichella Motor Sport 18 Roldan Rodriguez
19 Adrian Valles
Adam Carroll
Marko Asmer
Trident 20 Mike Conway
21 Ho-Pin Tung
Piquet 22 Andreas Zuber
23 Pastor Maldonado
David Price Racing 24 Giacomo Ricci
Andy Soucek
Michael Herck
25 Diego Nunes
BCN 26 Paolo Maria Nocera
Adrian Valles
27 Milos Pavlovic
Carlos Iaconelli

Driver changes

After round 1 in Spain, Super Nova replaced Bakkerud with Soucek, Fisichella Motor Sport replaced Valles with Carroll and BCN replaced Nocera with Valles.
After round 2 in Turkey, Super Nova replaced Soucek with Bakkerud, Durango replaced Valsecchi with Puglisi and David Price racing replaed Ricci with Soucek.
After round 3 in Monaco, Campos replaced Hanley with di Grassi, Super Nova replaced Bakkerud with Soucek, Durango replaced Puglisi with Hanley, Fisichella Motor Sport replaced Carroll with Asmer, David Price Racing replaced Soucek with Herck and BCN replaced Pavlovic with Iaconelli.
After round 4 in France, Durango replaced Hanley with Valsecchi.
After round 5 in the United Kingdom, ART replaced Filippi with Yamamoto and Arden replaced Buurman with Filippi.

Calendar

The 2008 season included 10 rounds, all of which supporting the F1 Grands Prix held at the same venue on the same weekend. All races were held in Europe.

Pre-season tests

Test Country Circuit Date Fastest driver Team
1 France Paul Ricard February 28th
February 29th
2 Spain Catalunya  March 4th
March 5th
3 France Paul Ricard March 11th
March 12th
March 13th

Races

Round Country Circuit Date Winner/Polesitter Team
1 Spain Catalunya April 25th Pastor Maldonado Piquet
April 26th Alvaro Parente Super Nova
April 27th Kamui Kobayashi DAMS
2 Turkey Istanbul May 9th Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering
May 10th Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering
May 11th Romain Grosjean ART
3 Monaco Monte Carlo May 22nd Pastor Maldonado Piquet
May 23rd Bruno Senna iSport
May 24th Mike Conway Trident
4 France Magny-Cours June 20th Bruno Senna iSport
June 21st Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering
June 22nd Sebastien Buemi Arden
5 United Kingdom Silverstone July 4th Bruno Senna iSport
July 5th Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering
July 6th Bruno Senna iSport
6 Germany Hockenheimring July 18th Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering
July 19th Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering
July 20th Karun Chandhok iSport
7 Hungary Hungaroring August 1st Romain Grosjean ART
August 2nd Lucas di Grassi Campos
August 3rd Sebastien Buemi Arden
8 Europe Valencia August 22nd Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering
August 23rd Vitaly Petrov Campos
August 24th Lucas di Grassi Campos
9 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps September 5th Bruno Senna iSport
September 6th Romain Grosjean ART
September 7th Pastor Maldonado Piquet
10 Italy Monza September 12th Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering
September 13th Lucas di Grassi Campos
September 14th Davide Valsecchi Durango

Mid-season tests

Test Country Circuit Date Fastest driver Team
1 France Paul Ricard June 10th Javier Villa Racing Engineering
June 11th Luca Filippi ART

Post-season tests

Test Country Circuit Date Fastest driver Team
1 France Paul Ricard September 25th
September 26th
2 Spain Jerez October 29th
October 30th
3 France Paul Ricard November 11th
November 12th

Points

Position Feature Race points Sprint Race points
1 10 6
2 8 5
3 6 4
4 5 3
5 4 2
6 3 1
7 2 0
8 1 0
9+ 0 0
Pole position 2
Fastest lap 1 1

Tyres

Bridgestone supplied only one dry compound to the teams to be used throughout the race weekend.

ESP TUR MON FRA GBR GER HUN EUR BEL ITA
Dry Hard Hard Super Soft Tyre 2005 Medium Tyre 2005 Medium Tyre 2005 Medium Tyre 2005 Medium Tyre 2005 Medium Tyre 2005 Medium Tyre 2005 Medium Tyre 2005
Wet Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005 Wet Tyre 2005

Key:
HardHard          Medium Tyre 2005Medium    Soft Tyre 2005Soft            Super Soft Tyre 2005Super SoftWet Tyre 2015Wet

Standings

Drivers’ Standings

Pos Driver Country Points
1 Giorgio Pantano Italy 76
2 Bruno Senna Brazil 64
3 Lucas di Grassi Brazil 63
4 Romain Grosjean France 62
5 Pastor Maldonado Venezuela 60
6 Sebastien Buemi Switzerland 50
7 Vitaly Petrov Russia 39
8 Alvaro Parente Portugal 34
9 Andreas Zuber United Arab Emirates 32
10 Karun Chandhok India 31
11 Jerome d’Ambrosio Belgium 21
12 Mike Conway United Kingdom 20
13 Roldan Rodriguez Spain 14
14 Andy Soucek Spain 14
15 Davide Valsecchi Italy 11
16 Kamui Kobayashi Japan 10
17 Javier Villa Spain 8
18 Ho-Pin Tung China 7
19 Luca Filippi Italy 6
20 Yelmer Buurman Netherlands 5
21 Adrian Valles Spain 5
22 Diego Nunes Brazil 3
23 Sakon Yamamoto Japan 3
24 Ben Hanley United Kingdom 1
25 Adam Carroll United Kingdom 1
26 Alberto Valerio Brazil 0
27 Christian Bakkerud Denmark 0
28 Marko Asmer Estonia 0
29 Carlos Iaconelli Brazil 0
30 Michael Herck Romania 0
31 Giacomo Ricci Italy 0
32 Milos Pavlovic Serbia 0
33 Marcello Puglisi Italy 0
34 Paolo Maria Nocera Italy 0

Teams’ Standings

Pos Team Country Points
1 Campos Spain 103
2 iSport United Kingdom 95
3 Piquet Brazil 92
4 Racing Engineering Spain 84
5 ART France 70
6 Arden Netherlands 56
7 Super Nova United Kingdom 47
8 DAMS France 31
9 Trident Italy 27
10 Fisichella Motor Sport Italy 15
11 Durango Italy 11
12 BCN Spain 5
13 David Price Racing United Kingdom 4

 

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