Felipe Massa won the Brazilian Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton the drivers’ championship on a day full of sporting drama – but a day, also, where the bigots, the gloaters and the conspiracy theorists were out in force.
David Coulthard’s Formula One career ended on the first corner at Interlagos when he found himself buffeted by the two cars of his former boss Sir Frank Williams.
2 Nov 2008: F1: Hamilton grabs championship at the last gasp
Lewis Hamilton broke the hearts of 80,000 Brazilians at Interlagos by sneaking the Formula One world championship in the last few yards of the season’s final lap while Ferrari were already celebrating for Felipe Massa.
1 Nov 2008: SLF: Reds renew rivalry with AC Milan
Liverpool and AC Milan, rivals on the football field, are shaping up as close competitors on the racetrack too after the Reds’ Adrian Valles beat the Italian team’s representative Robert Doornbos to size pole in Superleague Formula’s Vallelunga race one.
If you’ve enjoyed the live blogs, the race reports and the ‘six word’ summaries we’ve produced for each race, we’re collecting them all together in a downloadable e-book that will be available as soon as we’ve incorporated our Brazilian Grand Prix coverage into the work so far.
31 Oct 2008: F1: DC wears white for F1 swansong
Do not adjust your television sets: David Coulthard’s Red Bull Racing car has been repainted white for the final race of his career to promote spinal cord injury charity Wings for Life.
Championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa spent the pre-Brazilian Grand Prix Thursday press conference competing to out-cool each other about their title prospects and the pressure of the season climax.
28 Oct 2008: IRL: Surfers Paradise video highlights
See Sheffield’s Justin Wilson blast past Marco Andretti, Will Power throw away a certain victory, and fellow Aussie Ryan Briscoe take the chequered flag in front of his home fans.
27 Oct 2008: F1: Last dance for DC in BA
David Coulthard, who will make his F1 farewell in Brazil this weekend, has grabbed some early South American seat time by demonstrating his Red Bull Racing car to at least 80,000 cheering fans in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.