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2008 Brazilian Grand Prix

Grande Premio do Brasil

Sunday, November 2, 2008
Warm, dry and cloudy at the start, rain later
Fastest Lap:
Massa, 1m13.736
2008 season:

Wow! Strewth! Phew, what a scorcher! Have you come down yet? It doesn’t get much better than Brazil 2008. Does it? Yes, we’ve seen some thrilling races over the decades, but this was surely about as gritty as it gets. Don’t you just love the whole Brazilian thing? Great circuit, huge passionate crowd, just like it used to be. This is simply the only stage on which to play out the climax of a Grand Prix season. What follows is not a race report. We have all watched it at least twice by now, haven’t we? Or, 50 years after watching my first GP, am I just hopelessly hooked on this stuff? Let’s get straight down to it. Did Timo Glock slow down to let Lewis Hamilton through to his first World Championship? We may never know. We do know now, if we ever had any doubts, that Sebastian Vettel had no such thoughts and this bodes well for the future, as the young German is the man most likely to be challenging Hamilton in years to come.