Former F1 drivers win race
7 April 2008 – Former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen claimed his first victory in the first race on the Le Mans Series Calendar. Meanwhile in Mexico, former Jordan and Midland driver Tiago Monteiro claimed his first victory in the WTCC series.
After being unable to get a suitable deal for the 2007 Formula 1 season Tiago Monteiro joined the WTCC series in 2007 with Seat. The Portuguese driver completed a solid first season and in the second round of the 2008 season Monteiro won his first race in WTCC.
At Circuit de Catalunya the Le Mans Series completed 1000 kilometres. In his first race since two years Jos Verstappen immediately showed he still has what it takes to be competitive on track. The Dutchman dominated the race in the LMP2 class and won Sunday's race in Spain.