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Belgium 2008: Amended Race Result

Belgium 2008: Amended Race Result

After the news that Lewis Hamilton has been handed a 25 second penalty for his battle with Kimi Raikkonen in the final stages of the Belgian Grand Prix, this obviously effects the final outcome of the race. The added 25 seconds puts Hamilton back to third, and promotes Felipe Massa and Nick Heidfeld up the order to first and second respectively. In terms of championships, Massa is now closer to Hamilton in the title fight (just 2 points separates them), and Raikkonen isn’t as far behind as he previously was.

Belgium 2008: Race Results

1. Felipe Massa Ferrari 10 Points
2. Nick Heidfeld BMW 8 Points
3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 6 Points
4. Fernando Alonso Renault 5 Points
5. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 4 Points
6. Robert Kubica BMW 3 Points
7. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 2 Points
8. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1 Point
9. Timo Glock Toyota*
10. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren
11. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing
12. Nico Rosberg Williams
13. Adrian Sutil Force India
14. Kazuki Nakajima Williams
15. Jenson Button Honda
16. Jarno Trulli Toyota
17. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India
18. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Retired
19. Rubens Barrichello Honda Retired
20. Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault Retired

Timo Glock was also handed a 25s penalty for passing under yellow flags. His openalty was given after the race and pushed him out of eighth place. Mark Webber has been promoted into the points-paying position.

Oliver White

9 comments

  • Should ramming a driver from behind and causing him to retire be penalised? (Monaco)

    Should sending one of your pit crew to hospital with broken bones be penalised?

    Should nearly colliding with another car in the pit lane exit be penalised with more than a monetary fine?

    Is Ferrari running the FIA? Lewis did not deserve his penalty!

  • If I were Lewis Hamilton I would quit Europe right now, and head for America where he will be treated as an equal. Clearly with what has gone on over the past 18 months there are forces in F1 that are out to ensure a Ferrari World Champion, whatever it takes. Or, maybe, they are out to get McLaren. Either way there is no point in watching F1 anymore!!!! Such a great pity!! I’ve been a fan for many years, but I’m forced to admit that the sport is now corrupt.

  • Why, oh, why do the Mclaren team keep getting penalised, Hamilton drove by the rules in allowing the Ferrari back into the lead, despite his run off across the corner. Once this had been achieved we were on track and back into race conditions, surley the interests of people within the FIA,Bernie and the like cannot keep influencing the final results. Are Mclaren to be cheated of yet another title, people now know the race game is twisted and that F1 shouldn’t be complacent enough to think they won’t start loseing their worldwide audience.

  • I think Mclaren should pullout of the championship as they cannot be treated like this.It was a great race and the FIA should not play around with the result for there vested interest as the sport will lose it support among worldwide audience.

  • Total disgrace!!! Hamilton clearly yielded for Kimi, Kimi in the last 5 laps had no answer to Hamiltons race (after a little rain) The FIA should be binned, they are distroying this sport and Massa well, he should be embarrased!!!!!!!!. after becoming a fan of F1 last year i am now debating on whether to whatch what seems to be a currupt sport ever again. I for one will be writting to the FIA to let them know not only of my feelings but also how many other people feel and yes i know it will probably fall on deaf ears, that is unless i say i am a Ferrari fan 😉

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