The 2008 Australian Grand Prix started March 16th, 2008 at 05:30 on Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. Lewis Hamilton started from pole position with Robert Kubica next to him. Heikki Kovalainen started from third place.
After 1 hour, 34 minutes and 50 seconds Lewis Hamilton finished the race first. The podium was completed with Nick Heidfeld in second and Nico Rosberg in third place.
The fastest laps was driven by Heikki Kovalainen in a time of 1:27.418.
After the 2008 Australian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 10 points. Hamilton is 2 points ahead of Nick Heidfeld.
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Date
March 16th, 2008 at 05:30
Round
1/18
Winner
Lewis Hamilton
Winning time
1:34:50.616
Pole position
Lewis Hamilton
Fastest lap
Heikki Kovalainen 1:27.418

Results

Pos Driver Car Time/Retired Grid Laps Pts
1
#22 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren 1:34:50.616 1 58 10
2 3
#3 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber +5.478 5 58 8
3 4
#7 Nico Rosberg
Williams +8.163 7 58 6
4 7
#5 Fernando Alonso
Renault +17.181 11 58 5
5 2
#23 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren +18.014 3 58 4
6 7
#8 Kazuki Nakajima
Williams +1 Lap 13 57 3
7 10
#14 Sébastien Bourdais
Toro Rosso Engine 17 55 2
8 7
#1 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari Engine 15 53 1
-
#4 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber DNF (Collision) 2 47 0
-
#12 Timo Glock
Toyota DNF (Accident) 18 43 0
-
#18 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri DNF (Transmission) 19 32 0
-
#6 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Renault DNF (Clutch) 20 30 0
-
#2 Felipe Massa
Ferrari DNF (Engine) 4 29 0
-
#9 David Coulthard
Red Bull DNF (Collision) 8 25 0
-
#11 Jarno Trulli
Toyota DNF (Electrical) 6 19 0
-
#20 Adrian Sutil
Force India DNF (Hydraulics) 22 8 0
-
#10 Mark Webber
Red Bull DNF (Collision) 14 0 0
-
#16 Jenson Button
Honda DNF (Collision) 12 0 0
-
#19 Anthony Davidson
Super Aguri DNF (Collision) 21 0 0
-
#15 Sebastian Vettel
Toro Rosso DNF (Collision) 9 0 0
-
#21 Giancarlo Fisichella
Force India DNF (Collision) 16 0 0
-
#17 Rubens Barrichello
Honda Disqualified 10 58 0
Pos Driver Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Delta
1
#22 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren 1:26.572 1:25.187 1:26.714
2
#4 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1:26.103 1:25.315 1:26.869 +0.155
3
#23 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren 1:25.664 1:25.452 1:27.079 +0.365
4
#2 Felipe Massa
Ferrari 1:25.994 1:25.691 1:27.178 +0.464
5
#3 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1:25.960 1:25.518 1:27.236 +0.522
6
#11 Jarno Trulli
Toyota 1:26.427 1:26.101 1:28.527 +1.813
7
#7 Nico Rosberg
Williams 1:26.295 1:26.059 1:28.687 +1.973
8
#9 David Coulthard
Red Bull 1:26.381 1:26.063 1:29.041 +2.327
9
#12 Timo Glock
Toyota 1:26.919 1:26.164 1:29.593 +2.879
10
#15 Sebastian Vettel
Toro Rosso 1:26.702 1:25.842
11
#17 Rubens Barrichello
Honda 1:26.369 1:26.173
12
#5 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:26.907 1:26.188
13
#16 Jenson Button
Honda 1:26.712 1:26.259
14
#8 Kazuki Nakajima
Williams 1:26.891 1:26.413
15
#10 Mark Webber
Red Bull 1:26.914
16
#1 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1:26.140
17
#21 Giancarlo Fisichella
Force India 1:27.207
18
#14 Sébastien Bourdais
Toro Rosso 1:27.446
19
#20 Adrian Sutil
Force India 1:27.859
20
#18 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 1:28.208
21
#6 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Renault 1:28.330
22
#19 Anthony Davidson
Super Aguri 1:29.059
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#4 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1:25.613 18
2
#3 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1:25.950 +0.337 16
3
#5 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:26.082 +0.469 14
4
#7 Nico Rosberg
Williams 1:26.171 +0.558 17
5
#9 David Coulthard
Red Bull 1:26.385 +0.772 14
6
#10 Mark Webber
Red Bull 1:26.407 +0.794 17
7
#16 Jenson Button
Honda 1:26.502 +0.889 18
8
#15 Sebastian Vettel
Toro Rosso 1:26.663 +1.050 18
9
#21 Giancarlo Fisichella
Force India 1:26.682 +1.069 18
10
#11 Jarno Trulli
Toyota 1:26.882 +1.269 11
11
#2 Felipe Massa
Ferrari 1:27.020 +1.407 19
12
#22 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren 1:27.084 +1.471 14
13
#12 Timo Glock
Toyota 1:27.162 +1.549 15
14
#1 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1:27.163 +1.550 17
15
#6 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Renault 1:27.284 +1.671 13
16
#17 Rubens Barrichello
Honda 1:27.333 +1.720 18
17
#20 Adrian Sutil
Force India 1:27.489 +1.876 18
18
#14 Sébastien Bourdais
Toro Rosso 1:27.578 +1.965 17
19
#8 Kazuki Nakajima
Williams 1:27.601 +1.988 15
20
#23 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren 1:27.992 +2.379 15
21
#18 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 1:28.363 +2.750 13
22
#19 Anthony Davidson
Super Aguri 1:28.912 +3.299 15
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#22 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren 1:26.559 33
2
#10 Mark Webber
Red Bull 1:27.473 +0.914 27
3
#2 Felipe Massa
Ferrari 1:27.640 +1.081 29
4
#23 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren 1:27.683 +1.124 29
5
#9 David Coulthard
Red Bull 1:28.037 +1.478 26
6
#1 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1:28.208 +1.649 28
7
#11 Jarno Trulli
Toyota 1:28.292 +1.733 22
8
#7 Nico Rosberg
Williams 1:28.352 +1.793 31
9
#21 Giancarlo Fisichella
Force India 1:28.469 +1.910 32
10
#12 Timo Glock
Toyota 1:28.582 +2.023 28
11
#16 Jenson Button
Honda 1:28.632 +2.073 30
12
#3 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1:28.731 +2.172 33
13
#5 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:28.779 +2.220 37
14
#17 Rubens Barrichello
Honda 1:28.849 +2.290 28
15
#4 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1:28.860 +2.301 35
16
#8 Kazuki Nakajima
Williams 1:29.077 +2.518 33
17
#20 Adrian Sutil
Force India 1:29.161 +2.602 32
18
#15 Sebastian Vettel
Toro Rosso 1:29.193 +2.634 40
19
#6 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Renault 1:29.518 +2.959 14
20
#14 Sébastien Bourdais
Toro Rosso 1:29.605 +3.046 11
21
#18 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 1:30.663 +4.104 16
22
#19 Anthony Davidson
Super Aguri 1:31.527 +4.968 8
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#1 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1:26.461 25
2
#22 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren 1:26.948 +0.487 21
3
#2 Felipe Massa
Ferrari 1:26.958 +0.497 25
4
#23 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren 1:27.114 +0.653 19
5
#10 Mark Webber
Red Bull 1:28.263 +1.802 18
6
#5 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:28.360 +1.899 22
7
#4 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1:28.579 +2.118 12
8
#12 Timo Glock
Toyota 1:28.913 +2.452 16
9
#15 Sebastian Vettel
Toro Rosso 1:28.957 +2.496 22
10
#11 Jarno Trulli
Toyota 1:29.014 +2.553 23
11
#16 Jenson Button
Honda 1:29.124 +2.663 25
12
#21 Giancarlo Fisichella
Force India 1:29.230 +2.769 24
13
#9 David Coulthard
Red Bull 1:29.301 +2.840 5
14
#14 Sébastien Bourdais
Toro Rosso 1:29.363 +2.902 32
15
#17 Rubens Barrichello
Honda 1:29.533 +3.072 17
16
#3 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1:29.561 +3.100 7
17
#20 Adrian Sutil
Force India 1:30.155 +3.694 13
18
#6 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Renault 1:30.357 +3.896 21
19
#18 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 1:31.048 +4.587 7
20
#19 Anthony Davidson
Super Aguri 1:31.771 +5.310 7
21
#8 Kazuki Nakajima
Williams 1:35.053 +8.592 3
22
#7 Nico Rosberg
Williams 3

Standings after race

Pos Driver Car Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1
Lewis Hamilton
McLaren 1 1 10
2
Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1 8 -2
3
Nico Rosberg
Williams 1 6 -4
4
Fernando Alonso
Renault 5 -5
5
Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren 4 -6
6
Kazuki Nakajima
Williams 3 -7
7
Sébastien Bourdais
Toro Rosso 2 -8
8
Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1 -9
Pos Team Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1 McLaren 1 1 14
2 Williams 1 9 -5
3 BMW Sauber 1 8 -6
4 Renault 5 -9
5 Toro Rosso 2 -12
6 Ferrari 1 -13

Other race results

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Fastest lap Pole position
2023
#1 Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton
Fernando Alonso
1:20.235 -
Sergio Pérez
Max Verstappen
2022
#16 Charles Leclerc
Sergio Pérez
George Russell
1:20.260 -
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
2019
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Lewis Hamilton
Max Verstappen
1:25.580 -
Valtteri Bottas
Lewis Hamilton
2018
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
Kimi Räikkönen
1:25.945 -
Daniel Ricciardo
Lewis Hamilton
2017
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas
1:26.538 -
Kimi Räikkönen
Lewis Hamilton
2016
#6 Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel
1:28.997 -
Daniel Ricciardo
Lewis Hamilton
2015
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel
1:30.945 -
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
2014
#6 Nico Rosberg
Kevin Magnussen
Jenson Button
1:32.478 -
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
2013
#7 Kimi Räikkönen
Fernando Alonso
Sebastian Vettel
1:29.274 -
Kimi Räikkönen
Sebastian Vettel
2012
#3 Jenson Button
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
1:29.187 -
Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton
2011
#1 Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
Vitaly Petrov
1:28.947 -
Felipe Massa
Sebastian Vettel
2010
#1 Jenson Button
Robert Kubica
Felipe Massa
1:28.358 -
Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel
2009
#22 Jenson Button
Rubens Barrichello
Jarno Trulli
1:27.706 -
Nico Rosberg
Jenson Button
2007
#6 Kimi Räikkönen
Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton
1:25.235 -
Kimi Räikkönen
Kimi Räikkönen
2006
#1 Fernando Alonso
Kimi Räikkönen
Ralf Schumacher
1:26.045 -
Kimi Räikkönen
Jenson Button
2005
#6 Giancarlo Fisichella
Rubens Barrichello
Fernando Alonso
1:25.683 -
Fernando Alonso
Giancarlo Fisichella
2004
#1 Michael Schumacher
Rubens Barrichello
Fernando Alonso
1:24.125 -
Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher
2003
#5 David Coulthard
Juan Pablo Montoya
Kimi Räikkönen
Michael Schumacher
2002
#1 Michael Schumacher
Juan Pablo Montoya
Kimi Räikkönen
Rubens Barrichello
2001
#1 Michael Schumacher
David Coulthard
Rubens Barrichello
Michael Schumacher
2000
#3 Michael Schumacher
Rubens Barrichello
Ralf Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
1999
#4 Eddie Irvine
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Ralf Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
1998
#8 Mika Häkkinen
David Coulthard
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Mika Häkkinen
1997
#10 David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
Jacques Villeneuve
1996
#5 Damon Hill
Jacques Villeneuve
Eddie Irvine
Jacques Villeneuve
1995
#5 Damon Hill
Olivier Panis
Gianni Morbidelli
Damon Hill
1994
#2 Nigel Mansell
Gerhard Berger
Martin Brundle
Nigel Mansell
1993
#8 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Damon Hill
Ayrton Senna
1992
#2 Gerhard Berger
Michael Schumacher
Martin Brundle
Nigel Mansell
1991
#1 Ayrton Senna
Nigel Mansell
Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna
1990
#20 Nelson Piquet
Nigel Mansell
Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
1989
#5 Thierry Boutsen
Alessandro Nannini
Riccardo Patrese
Ayrton Senna
1988
#11 Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
Nelson Piquet
Ayrton Senna
1987
#28 Gerhard Berger
Michele Alboreto
Thierry Boutsen
Gerhard Berger
1986
#1 Alain Prost
Nelson Piquet
Stefan Johansson
Nigel Mansell
1985
#6 Keke Rosberg
Jacques Laffite
Philippe Streiff
Ayrton Senna