Max Mosley is on Twitter, and he’s following me!

Edit 24/5/12 – the Max Mosley Twitter account is currently suspended; it was probably a fake account

Max Mosley is now on twitter.  He’s following 38 people at the time of writing, and I’m one of them!  I had no idea I was so influential!

I read his tweets and they seem credible so far, but I’m quite net-savvy so I’m not going to assume anything here.  He did say his IT team had helped him secure the @maxmosley username, which sounds credible too; if anyone else had it they would be making fake comments by now.

To confirm, I called Mr Mosley’s secretary in Monaco.  She didn’t know for sure, but said she would ask him when he returns to the office tomorrow and contact me to confirm whether it’s actually him.

I’ll let you know.

Edit: Max’s secretary never got back to me. The Twitter account has been suspended, so I assume it was fake. Would have been nice is someone had thanked me for bringing it to their attention, but that’s Max and the FIA for you.

Race Results

1. Jenson Button
2. Rubens Barrichello
3. Jarno Trulli
4. Lewis Hamilton
5. Timo Glock
6. Fernando Alonso
7. Nico Rosberg
8. Sebastien Buemi
9. Sebastien Bourdais
10. Adrian Sutil
11. Nick Heidfeld
12. Giancarlo Fisichella
13. Mark Webber
14. Sebastian Vettel
15. Robert Kubica
16. Kimi Raikkonen
DNF Felipe Massa
DNF Nelson Piquet Jnr – spun
DNF Kazuki Nakajima – crashed
DNF Heikki Kovalainen – accident damage

Will post Championship standings as soon as I can, but may be a few days (busy).

Grid positions and race-start data

Here’s the most important data for the start of the race (as at time of posting).

Pos / Driver / Team (engine) / Time / Race fuel (+/- 1 lap) / Pit-stop Strategy / Notes: KERS = using Kinetic Energy Recovery System (in Boost Button). Diff = Diffuser deemed ‘legal’, but stewards’ decision under appeal.

1 Jenson Button 22 Brawn (Mercedes engine) 1:26.202 Fuel 59.9kg/20 laps (2 stops) (Diff)
2 Rubens Barrichello 23 Brawn (Mercedes engine) 1:26.505 Fuel 61.6 kg/21 laps (2 stops) (Diff)
3 Sebastian Vettel 15 Red Bull (Renault engine) 1:26.830 Fuel 51.0 kg/17 laps (2 stops)
4 Robert Kubica 5 BMW Sauber 1:26.914 Fuel 45.0 kg/15 laps (2 stops)
5 Nico Rosberg 16 Williams (Toyota engine) 1:26.973 Fuel 52.0 kg/ 17 aps (2 stops) (Diff)
6 Felipe Massa 3 Ferrari 1:27.033 Fuel 49.0 kg/16 laps (2 stops) (KERS)
7 Kimi Raikkonen 4 Ferrari 1:27.163 Fuel 50.5 kg/17 laps (2 stops) (KERS)
8 Mark Webber 14 Red Bull (Renault engine) 1:27.246 Fuel 57.0 kg/19 laps (2 stops)
9 Nick Heidfeld 6 BMW Sauber 1:25.504 Fuel 86.0 kg/29 laps (1 stop) (KERS)
10 Fernando Alonso 7 Renault 1:25.605 Fuel 75.7 kg/25 laps (1 stop) (KERS)
11 Kazuki Nakajima 17 Williams (Toyota engine) 1:25.607 Fuel 75.5 kg/25 laps (1 stop) (Diff)
12 Heikki Kovalainen 2 McLaren (Mercedes engine) 1:25.726 Fuel 85.6kg/29 laps (1 stop) (KERS)
13 Sebastien Buemi 12 Toro Rosso (Ferrari engine) 1:26.503 Fuel 70.5 kg/24 laps (2 stops)
14 Nelson Piquet Jr 8 Renault 1:26.598 Fuel 89.1 kg/30 laps (1 stop) (KERS)
15 Giancarlo Fisichella 21 Force India (Mercedes engine) 1:26.677 Fuel 84.0 kg/28 laps (1 stop)
16 Adrian Sutil 20 Force India (Mercedes engine) 1:26.742 Fuel 79.5 kg/27 laps (1 stop)
17 Sebastien Bourdais 11 Toro Rosso (Ferrari engine) 1:26.964 Fuel 57.5 kg/19 laps (2 stops)
18 Lewis Hamilton 1 McLaren (Mercedes engine) (gearbox change) Fuel 50.0 kg/17 laps (2 stops) (KERS)
19 Timo Glock 10 Toyota (time excluded for ‘rear wing too flexible’) Fuel 55.0 kg/18 laps (2 stops) (Diff)
20 Jarno Trulli 9 Toyota (time excluded for ‘rear wing too flexible’) Fuel 65.0 kg/22 laps (2 stops) (Diff)

2008 Race Results Summary

Again, sorry for the lack of formatting. The info is more important than the aesthetics.
Venue/Date/Winning Driver/Team

Australia 16/03/2008. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes

Malaysia 23/03/2008 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari

Bahrain 06/04/2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari

Spain 27/04/2008 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari

Turkey 11/05/2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari

Monaco 25/05/2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes

Canada 08/06/2008 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber

France 22/06/2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari

Great Britain 06/07/2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes

Germany 20/07/2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes

Hungary 03/08/2008 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes

Europe 24/08/2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari

Belgium 07/09/2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari

Italy 14/09/2008 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari

Singapore 28/09/2008 Fernando Alonso Renault

Japan 12/10/2008 Fernando Alonso Renault

China 19/10/2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes

Brazil 02/11/2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari

 

 

2008 Driver Championship Results

Sorry about the lack of formatting; better to get it out soon than pretty.

Pos/Driver/Nationality/Team/Points

1 Lewis Hamilton. British. McLaren-Mercedes. 98 pts.

2 Felipe Massa. Brazilian. Ferrari. 97 pts.

3 Kimi Räikkönen. Finnish. Ferrari. 75 pts.

4 Robert Kubica. Polish. BMW Sauber. 75 pts.

5 Fernando Alonso. Spanish. Renault. 61 pts.

6 Nick Heidfeld German. BMW. Sauber. 60 pts.

7 Heikki Kovalainen. Finnish. McLaren-Mercedes. 53 pts.

8 Sebastian Vettel. German. STR-Ferrari. 35 pts.

9 Jarno Trulli. Italian. Toyota. 31 pts.

10 Timo Glock. German. Toyota. 25 pts.

11 Mark Webber. Australian. Red Bull-Renault. 21 pts.

12 Nelsinho Piquet. Brazilian. Renault. 19 pts.

13 Nico Rosberg. German. Williams-Toyota. 17 pts.

14 Rubens Barrichello. Brazilian. Honda. 11 pts.

15 Kazuki Nakajima. Japanese. Williams-Toyota. 9 pts.

16 David Coulthard. British Red. Bull-Renault. 8 pts.

17 Sebastien Bourdais. French. STR-Ferrari. 4 pts.

18 Jenson Button. British. Honda. 3 pts.

19 Giancarlo Fisichella. Italian. Force India-Ferrari. 0 pts.

20 Adrian Sutil. German. Force India-Ferrari. 0 pts.

21 Takuma Sato. Japanese. Super Aguri-Honda. 0 pts.

22 Anthony Davidson. British. Super Aguri-Honda. 0 pts.

Constructors’ Championship 2008 result

Here’s the way the Constructors’ Championship ended last year.

1st: Ferrari 172
2nd: McLaren-Mercedes 151
3rd: BMW Sauber 135
4th: Renault 80
5th: Toyota 56
6th: Toro Rosso-Ferrari 34
7th: Red Bull-Renault 29
8th: Williams-Toyota 26
9th: Honda 14
10th: Force India-Ferrari 0 (lack of funds meant they couldn’t race after
Spain)