Ferrari F2008

The Ferrari F2008 is a Formula One motor racing car, which Scuderia Ferrari used to compete in the 2008 Formula One season.

Ferrari F2008
Category Formula One
Constructor Scuderia Ferrari
Designer(s) Flag of Italy Mario Almondo
(Director of Operations)
Flag of Italy Aldo Costa
(Technical Director)
Flag of France Gilles Simon
(Chief Engineer)
Flag of Greece Nicholas Tombazis
(Chief Designer)
Technical Specifications[1]
Chassis carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front) Independent suspension, pushrod activated torsion springs
Suspension (rear) As front
Engine Ferrari 056 2398cc V8 (90°) 19,000 RPM-Limited
Transmission Ferrari 7 speeds + reverse Semiautomatic sequential, electronically-controlled, longitudinal gearbox, quick-shift Limited-slip differential
Weight 605 kg (1333.8 lb) (including driver)
Fuel Shell V-Power ULG 64 Fuel
Shell SL-1098 Lubricant
Tyres Bridgestone
BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition History
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Notable drivers 1. Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen
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Felipe Massa
Debut 2008 Australian Grand Prix
 Races   Wins    Poles     FLs   
18 8 8 13
Constructors' Championships 1 (2008)
Drivers' Championships 0

The car was unveiled to the public on January 6, 2008. It features a new standard Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which is the electronic system that controls all the cars, produced by McLaren Electronic Systems. This was included to comply with the new regulations. The ECU also removes most of the driver aids used in previous seasons, including traction control, engine braking and electronically assisted starting system. It also makes the management of the differential, engine and gearchanges easier.

The car also weighs more than last season's F2007 chassis due to rule changes which includes the gearbox which has to be used for four consecutive races, higher side protection around the drivers helmet etc.

World champion Kimi Räikkönen gave the car its first shakedown at Ferrari's Fiorano test track on January 7 2008.

Incidents and accidents

  • In the 2008 Australian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa suffered nose cone and front wing damage after an incident with Coulthard.
  • In the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix, Kimi Räikkönen lost his front wing after sliding into the back of Adrian Sutil at the Nouvelle chicane.
  • In the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, Räikkönen lost his rear wing in the pit lane, after Lewis Hamilton collided with him while the red light still on.
  • In the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix, Räikkönen suffered front wing damage after running wide then spinning before the chicane.
  • In the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, Massa was unsafely released from his pit box with the fuel hose still attached; Räikkönen suffered a suspension problem then hit the wall in the kerbs.


Complete Formula One results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points WCC
Räikkönen 8 1 2 1 3 9 Ret 2 4 6 3 Ret 18 9 15 3 3 3
Massa Ret Ret 1 2 1 3 5 1 13 3 17 1 1 6 13 7 2 1

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.


  1. Henry, Alan (ed.) (2008). AUTOCOURSE 2008-09. Crash Media Group. pp. 54-56. ISBN 978-1-905334-31-5. 
  2. "Ferrari F2008 - vented nosecone assembly". Formula One official website. 16 April 2008. Retrieved on 25 November 2008. 

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