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The 2008 Italian Grand Prix (officially LXXIX Gran Premio Santander d'Italia) was race number 14 of the 2008 Formula One Season. It took place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 14 2008. The race was won by Toro Rosso-Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel with Heikki Kovalainen for McLaren-Mercedes in second and Robert Kubica of BMW Sauber in third.

This was Sebastian Vettel's first win in his Formula One career, also getting a pole position from the qualifying session.

BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2008 Italian Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2008 Ferrari 056 B
2 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2008 Ferrari 056 B
3 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW P86/8 B
4 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW P86/8 B
5 Spain Fernando Alonso France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R28 Renault RS27 B
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R28 Renault RS27 B
7 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW30 Toyota RVX-08 B
8 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW30 Toyota RVX-08 B
9 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB4 Renault RS27 B
10 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB4 Renault RS27 B
11 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF108 Toyota RVX-08 B
12 Germany Timo Glock Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF108 Toyota RVX-08 B
14 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR3 Ferrari 056 B
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR3 Ferrari 056 B
16 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA108 Honda RA808E B
17 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA108 Honda RA808E B
20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM01 Ferrari 056 B
21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM01 Ferrari 056 B
22 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes FO108V B
23 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes FO108V B

Practice and qualifyingEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 53 1:26:47.494 1 10
2 23 Finland Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +12.512 2 8
3 4 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 53 +20.471 11 6
4 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 53 +23.903 8 5
5 3 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 53 +27.748 10 4
6 2 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 53 +28.816 6 3
7 22 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 53 +29.912 15 2
8 10 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 53 +32.048 3 1
9 1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +39.468 14
10 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. Renault 53 +54.445 17
11 12 Germany Timo Glock Toyota 53 +58.888 9
12 8 Japan Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 53 +1:02.015 18
13 11 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 53 +1:05.954 7
14 7 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 53 +1:08.635 5
15 16 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 53 +1:13.370 19
16 9 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 52 +1 Lap 13
17 17 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 52 +1 Lap 16
18 14 France Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 4
19 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 51 +2 Laps 20
Ret 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 11 Accident 12

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

V T E 2008 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • BMW Sauber • Renault • Williams • Red Bull • Toyota • Toro Rosso • Honda • Super Aguri • Force India • McLaren
Engines BMW • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Räikkönen • 2 Massa • 3 Heidfeld • 4 Kubica • 5 Alonso • 6 Piquet • 7 Rosberg • 8 Nakajima • 9 Coulthard • 10 Webber • 11 Trulli • 12 Glock • 14 Bourdais • 15 Vettel • 16 Button • 17 Barrichello • 18 Sato • 19 Davidson • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 22 Hamilton • 23 Kovalainen
Other Drivers Badoer • Buemi • Clos • Gené • Grosjean • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Klien • Kobayashi • Liuzzi • Loeb • Paffett • Rossi • Rossiter • M. Schumacher • R. Schumacher • Senna • Van der Garde • Wurz • Yamamoto
Cars Ferrari F2008 • McLaren MP4-23 • BMW Sauber F1.08 • Renault R28 • Toyota TF108 • Toro Rosso STR2B • Toro Rosso STR3 • Red Bull RB4 • Williams FW30 • Honda RA108 • Force India VJM01 • Super Aguri SA08
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • Spain • Turkey • Monaco • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Europe • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • China • Brazil
See also 2007 Formula One Season • 2009 Formula One Season • Category
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Circuits Monza (1950 - 1979, 1981 - Present), Imola (1980)
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