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2008 Australian GP

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2009 Australian GP
 LXXIII  ING Australian Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qual (Session 1) - Qual (Session 2) - Qual (Final Session) - Qual (Overview)
Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led - Pit Stops - Penalties

Details
DateSunday 16 March 2008
Start time14:00
EventAustralian GP
CircuitMelbourne
Event FormatRace of 58 laps
Race1 of 18
Championship race786
Circuit
Laps58
Circuit Perimeter5303 m
Race Distance5303 × 58 = 307.574 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
Track Temperature51°C
Air Temperature37°C
Humidity11%
Air Pressure1014.4 mBar
Wind Speed2.6 m/s (from the North-North-West)
Participants
Entries22
Qualifiers22
Finishers8
Pit stops27
Championship Debutants
Nelson Piquet Jr (Driver),
Sébastien Bourdais (Driver),
Force India (Car Manufacturer),
BMW F1.08 (Car Model),
Ferrari F2008 (Car Model),
Force India VJM-01 (Car Model),
Honda RA108 (Car Model),
McLaren MP4/23 (Car Model),
   Red Bull RB4 (Car Model),
Renault R28 (Car Model),
Super Aguri SA08 (Car Model),
Toro Rosso STR02B (Car Model),
Toyota TF108 (Car Model),
Williams FW30 (Car Model),
Force India Formula One Team (Entrant)
MilestonesHeikki Kovalainen - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Mercedes - 75th Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Williams - 1000th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (783),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (915),
3. Most 8th Place FinishesFerrari (58),
4. Most 4th Fastest LapsFerrari (117),
5. Most 6th Fastest LapsFerrari (87),
6. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1738),
7. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (189)

Championships
1 Lewis Hamilton 10
2 Nick Heidfeld 8
3 Nico Rosberg 6
4 Fernando Alonso 5
5 Heikki Kovalainen 4
6 Kazuki Nakajima 3
7 Sébastien Bourdais 2
8 Kimi Räikkönen 1
1 McLaren / Mercedes 14
2 Williams / Toyota 9
3 BMW / BMW 8
4 Renault / Renault 5
5 Toro Rosso / Ferrari 2
6 Ferrari / Ferrari 1

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 22Car 22Car 23
EntrantVodafone McLaren MercedesVodafone McLaren MercedesVodafone McLaren Mercedes
DriverLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonHeikki Kovalainen
CarMcLaren MP4/23McLaren MP4/23McLaren MP4/23
EngineMercedes FO108VMercedes FO108VMercedes FO108V
Time1:34'50.6161'26.7141'27.418
Speed194.578 km/h220.158 km/h218.385 km/h
Podium
 RecipientTrophy Presented By
WinnerLewis HamiltonThe Hon John Brumby MPPremier of Victoria
2nd PlaceNick HeidfeldRonald J Walker AC CBEChairman AGPC
3rd PlaceNico RosbergColin OsbornePresident, CAMS
Winning ConstructorMcLaren (represented by Ron Dennis)Eric DrokCEO, ING Direct Australia


Overview - Entry List - Qual (Session 1) - Qual (Session 2) - Qual (Final Session) - Qual (Overview)
Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led - Pit Stops - Penalties