F1: British Grand Prix in six words

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarSunday, July 6th, 2008

 
 

Short of time, patience or attention? Get the low-down on the British Grand Prix in less than a minute with our six-word summaries of drivers, teams and the overall race.

Overall race report

Hamilton superb in wet home race

Drivers

1. Lewis Hamilton
Amazed insiders with wet driving skills
2. Nick Heidfeld
Gave faltering team much-needed momentum
3. Rubens Barrichello
Who couldn’t be happy for him?
4. Kimi Raikkonen
Let down by terrible team tactics
5. Heikki Kovalainen
How did pace vanish following qualifying?
6. Fernando Alonso
Kept pushing despite tyres like skates
7. Jarno Trulli
Another points-paying race for veteran
8. Kazuki Nakajima
Creditable performance on this treacherous track
9. Nico Rosberg
Recovered well from his pitlane start
10.Mark Webber
Stellar qualifying, valiant driving, no result
11. Sebastien Bourdais
His F1 career’s fading into anonymity
12. Timo Glock
Spent longer spinning than driving straight
13. Felipe Massa
Car never fully under his control
DNF: Robert Kubica
Binned it, otherwise a podium beckoned
DNF: Jenson Button
Disappeared into murk, not seen again
DNF: Nelson A Piquet
Showed impressive maturity before spinning out
DNF: Giancarlo Fisichella
Followed teammate into synchronised crash exhibition
DNF: Adrian Sutil
Air Sutil in full flight today
DNF: Sebastian Vettel
Coulthard shunted his qualifying opportunity away
DNF: David Coulthard
A tragic final British GP result

Teams

McLaren
Hamilton back in drivers’ championship hunt
BMW Sauber
Reports of their demise were premature
Honda
That old Brawn magic secured this
Ferrari
Left the handbook back at Maranello
Renault
Might reasonably have expected better results
Toyota
Must be thankful they signed Trulli
Williams
Points always a good Williams outcome
Red Bull
Why did they bother turning up?
Toro Rosso
Won’t have either driver next year
Force India
Wasted opportunity for wet race glory

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