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Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday announcement for French GP return

Aug.28 (GMM) The return of the French grand prix could be announced just before Sunday's race at Spa-Francorchamps.

It is believed that Bernie Ecclestone's Paul Ricard circuit will be named as F1's new French venue, to annually alternate the hosting ...

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Driver quotes after Belgium qualifying

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing “It was difficult in Q1 and Q2, although at the end of Q3 the circuit was drying very quickly. I didn’t feel comfortable at the beginning of qualifying, but for Q2 I think we made a big step forward and I rediscovered Spa in a way! In the last session, I used the first two laps of Q3 to get temperature into the tyres and then for the last two I tried to push as hard as I could. I […]

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011

Driver quotes after Belgium practice

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing “It was quite tricky because the weather changed all the time and it's a shame that in wet conditions we only have one free set of intermediates for the rest of the weekend, as you want to save tyres for Saturday and Sunday. We had a little bit of running in the dry and tested some updates; I think we got a decent result on those. It was difficult to judge lap times and the overall pace today, but the […]

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011

Force India tweaked format to help Sutil

Aug.26 (GMM) Force India changed its usual grand prix weekend schedule at Spa-Francorchamps in an effort to help Adrian Sutil.

Usually, reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg takes over one of the Mercedes-powered cars for Friday morning practice.

But for B...

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011

Senna lacks Heidfeld's 'driving skills'

Aug.26 (GMM) Peter Sauber, whose Swiss team is pushing to catch Renault in the constructors' standings, has admitted he thinks the Nick Heidfeld affair is only about "economic problems".

He is apparently referring to speculation that Renault has dump...

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Heidfeld at Spa and still under contract

Aug.25 (GMM) Nick Heidfeld has made an appearance in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock as he bids to hold on to his Renault race seat.

Although still wearing a team shirt, the veteran German has been dropped for Belgium and also Monza in two weeks in def...

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Renault not denying Heidfeld/Senna reports

Aug.24 (GMM) 24 hours before the drivers file into the Spa-Francorchamps paddock, there is no confirmation about Nick Heidfeld's apparent loss of his Renault race seat.

Multiple media sources are unofficially confirming Heidfeld's former boss Eddie J...

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Schumacher hometown not planning celebration

Aug.24 (GMM) Michael Schumacher's home town is not planning an official celebration this weekend.

At Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the seven time world champion will mark the 20th anniversary of his meteoric formula one debut.

But 70 kilometres away...

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heidfeld to sue Renault if dropped - report

Aug.23 (GMM) Nick Heidfeld could sue Renault if the team confirms its reported plans to drop him for the rest of the 2011 season.

Enstone based Renault on Tuesday released its usual pre-race quotes ahead of the Spa-Francorchamps race weekend but did ...

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Debut failure was Jordan's fault - Schumacher

Aug.23 (GMM) Michael Schumacher has pointed the finger at his first formula one boss Eddie Jordan as he recalled his grand prix debut 20 years ago.

At Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, the seven time world champion is marking the passing of two decades...

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Renault replaces Heidfeld with Senna - Jordan

Aug.23 (GMM) Nick Heidfeld will not be racing this weekend in Belgium and is unlikely to return to the Renault cockpit.

That was the claim on Monday of the German's 2004 team boss Eddie Jordan, who is now an expert pundit for British television the B...

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011

Figure says investor keen to save Belgian GP

Jul.25 (GMM) A well-connected figure in Belgian motor sport has suggested there is a serious buyer for the fabled Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

Fabled and popular Spa is currently controlled by the local Walloon government, who are said keen on a soluti...