Sunday 2nd November 2008
Lewis Hamilton became the youngest ever Formula One World Champion, aged 23 years, after finishing 5th at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The McLaren driver also received official congratulations from Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Massa’s win and Räikkönen’s third place helped Ferrari win the Constructors’ Championship. The Grand Prix was David Coulthard’s final race; the Scot retired after 246 race starts.