2008 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 2008 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Years in motorsport

2008 in sports

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
26–27 January 46th 24 Hours of Daytona [1]
17 February 50th Daytona 500 [2]
24–25 May 36th 24 Hours of Nurburgring [3]
25 May 66th Monaco Grand Prix [4]
25 May 92nd Indianapolis 500 [5]
24 May-7 June 90th Isle of Man TT [6]
14–15 June 76th 24 Hours of Le Mans [7]
27 July 31st Suzuka 8 Hours [8]
2–3 August 60th 24 Hours of Spa [9]
10 August 18th Masters of Formula 3 [10]
12 October 51st Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 [11]
16 November 55th Macau Grand Prix [12]
14 December 21st Race of Champions [13]

Established championships/eventsEdit

Last race Championship Ref
31 August Superleague Formula [14]

Disestablished championships/eventsEdit

Last race Championship Ref
21 September SEAT Cupra Championship [15]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
6 February Tony Rolt 89 British Racing driver and engineer 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1953). [16]
23 Paul Frère 91 Belgian Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1960). [17]
27 March Jean-Marie Balestre 86 French Auto racing executive administrator The 9th FIA president [18]
13 June Ove Andersson 70 Swedish Rally driver 1975 Safari Rally winner. [19]
28 August Phil Hill 81 American Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1961). 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1958, 1961-1962). [20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Rolex 24 at Daytona". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "2008 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "22. – 24. Mai 2008: 36. ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen". veedol-freunde-der-nordschleife.de. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. ^ "2008 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "2008 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "TT 2008". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Le Mans Register - 2008". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Suzuka 8 Hours 2008 results". Moto Racing JAPAN. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 2008 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  10. ^ "MASTERS OF FORMULA 3" (PDF). formel3guide.com (in German). Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  11. ^ "2008 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  12. ^ "2008 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  13. ^ "2008 Wembley". roc.com. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Qui se souvient de la Superleague Formula?". sports.fr (in French). 26 April 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Adam confirmed as champ". Autosport. Vol. 194, no. 3. October 2008. p. 89.
  16. ^ "Tony Rolt". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Paul Frère". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Balestre passes away aged 86". Autosport. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Ove Andersson". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Phil Hill". ESPN. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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