2008 Chinese Grand Prix
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 2008 Chinese Grand Prix (formally the V Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on October 19, 2008 at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China. It was the 17th and penultimate race of the 2008 Formula One season. The race, contested over 56 laps, was won by Lewis Hamilton for the McLaren team after starting from pole position. Ferrari driver Felipe Massa finished second, and Kimi Räikkönen was third in the other Ferrari. Hamilton, the eventual Drivers'' Champion, led the Championship going into the race, and started from pole position alongside Räikkönen. Second in the Drivers'' Championship, Massa began from third, next to Fernando Alonso of Renault. The first three drivers retained their positions into the first corner, but Alonso was passed by Hamilton''s McLaren teammate Heikki Kovalainen.