The 2008 season wasn't short of a story or two. Granted, there wasn't anything on the colossal scale of Spygate for the media to get its teeth into, but there were plenty of big hitting stories and slow-burning classics to keep the assembled journalists happy as the season went on.
As ever, some of the stories ran and ran - such as the future of Fernando Alonso - while some, such as the Max Mosley scandal, emerged like a bolt from the blue.
But there were several stories that really stood out in 2008 and developed an enormous amount of column inches - not to mention paddock chatter. This is not an exhaustive list of the tales of 2008, but a snapshot of some of the stories that triggered the most speculation and idle chatter in the media centre.
Formula One, for such a high-tech sport, took a long time to embrace the light bulb. An invention of the 18th century, it pre-dates the internal combustion engine by several decades and has been constantly developed over the past 150 years or so. So why was F1 so amazed to discover in Singapore in September that floodlighting works?