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10 Popular F1 Drivers of 2008

If you are a fan of motor sports, I bet you wouldn’t have missed a single one out of the eighteen Grands Prix for 2008 Formula One season.

Hamilton takes the lead for the season becoming the youngest driver ever to win the title of Drivers World Champion and the first black driver to do so.

Compiled below is a list of the Top 10 Formula One Drivers of 2008, take a look.

1. Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is the World Drivers Champion of 2008. He won the championship by one point over Felipe Massa and is now the youngest ever Formula One champion and has broken the record of his arch-rival Fernando Alonso.

2. Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa finished second in the 2008 Drivers World Championship. He won a total of 6 races in 2008, one more than the newly crowned Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

3. Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen was the 2007 Formula One Drivers World Champion. He won his first race of the 2008 season at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

4. Robert Kubica

In June 2008, Robert Kubica achieved his maiden F1 victory in the unpredictable Canadian Grand Prix, becoming the 99th F1 racer to win a Grand Prix.

5. Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is a Spanish Formula One driver and two-time World champion. He claimed his first victory and podium of the new season by winning the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

6. Nick Heidfeld

Nick Heinfeld holds the record for the most consecutive race finishes with his current ongoing tally of 28, as well as the most finishes in a season when he finished 18 races in the 2008 season

7. Heikki Kovalainen

Heiki Kovalinen won his first ever first ever Formula One race in Budapest, Hungary, when the engine of Felipe Massa failed just three laps to go. He became the 100th race winner in the Formula One race history.

8. Sebastian Vettel

At the 2008 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Vettel became the youngest driver in history to win a Formula One Grand Prix.

9. Jarno Trulli

Trulli was hoping Toyota would make a big step forward in 2008 with Timo Glock as the team-mate for the season. However the duo did not make any considerable progress.

10. Timo Glock

He scored his first points of 2008 in the Canadian Grand Prix, finishing 4th ahead of Felipe Massa’s Ferrari.

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