Hamilton penalised, 2008 Belgian Grand Prix win goes to Felipe Massa 

Written by David on September 07th, 2008 at 6:31 pmLast Update: September 08th, 2008 at 8:19 am

Felipe MassaThe race stewards of the Belgian Grand Prix have penalised Lewis Hamilton for having cut a chicane, gaining consequently an advantage, when he was fighting with Kimi Raikkonen with two laps to go. The McLaren Briton got a drive-through penalty at the end of the race, which adds 25 seconds to his time and puts him in third place.

With the penalty applied the thrilling 2008 Belgian Grand Prix win goes to Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, while Nick Heidfeld gets the second place.

Hamilton still leads the Drivers’ Championship with 76 points but Massa is following closely with 74.

Video: final laps of the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix:

Video: small recap and highlights of the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix:


  1. Vlada says:

    Hamilton was havilly penalized, and Massa won. In the previous race Massa overtook in the pit and was penalized by 10000euros. Great judgment by FIA! Why not giving immediately the championship title to Massa?

  2. Simo says:

    Stop moaning about the FIA favouring Ferrari. It’s clear that Hamilton had gained an advantage with the chicane cut so he deserved the penalty. Little Lewis should have been smarter and pass Raikkonen after turn 1…

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