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Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Frijns returns to GP2 with Hilmer

Dutchman Robin Frijns will return to GP2 for this weekend's round in Belgium. Frijns drove for the team between Bahrain and Germany, winning the feature race in Barcelona. "About to leave to Spa this weekend," Frijns posted on Twitter. "I will be back in the car again for Hilmer motorsport!" Frijns - reigning Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion - is currently Sauber's reserve driver. Frijns admitted to F1Zone last weekend that reaching Formula 1 will be a challenge. "I have a goal to reach Formula […]

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Raikkonen admitted Ferrari move at Finnish party

Kimi Raikkonen, no fan of the spotlight, is the man of the moment as F1's summer slumber ends this weekend in Belgium. The Finn's manager has ruled out a move to Red Bull, but some sources at Spa-Francorchamps think the fact the team has put off announcing Daniel Ricciardo's 2014 deal is a sign Raikkonen might still be in the running. At the same time, Lotus has made clear it wants to keep the 33-year-old on board, while reports continue to insist there is a […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Alonso hoping for change of luck in Belgium

Fernando Alonso says he is hoping to make up for years of misfortune in Belgium by achieving a strong result this weekend. Alonso has never won the Belgian Grand Prix and has retired from the race on five of his nine attempts. One of those occasions was last year, when Alonso was the victim of an accident at the start, triggered by Romain Grosjean. "I did well in 2005 when I came second and also back in Formula 3000," Alonso said. "So far, I’ve never […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Force India confident about return to form at Spa

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya says he is confident that his squad can return to form after a pair of non-scoring races in Germany and Hungary. Mallya emphasised that his Force India team can get on top of the tyres at a traditionally strong track for them in Belgium. "Tyres have played a very important role this year from race one onwards," said Mallya. "We were on top of the tyre game up until Silverstone and then in Germany and Hungary we have struggled […]

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Robertson: Raikkonen-Red Bull negotations unsuccessful

Kimi Raikkonen's manager Steve Robertson has said that negotiations with Red Bull have ended unsuccessfully. Raikkonen, 33, has been linked to the team for 2014. Long time Red Bull driver Mark Webber announced in Britain that he would be leaving the team at the end of the season. "It's true," Robertson told Autosport. "Kimi will not be driving for Red Bull in 2014. We held some talks, but a deal will not be happening." German media reported over the weekend that Daniel Ricciardo will replace […]

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Gutierrez hoping for points in improved Sauber

Sauber rookie Esteban Gutierrez says he can finish in the points in the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend. Gutierrez has yet to finish in the top 10 this season, while team-mate Nico Hulkenberg has scored seven points. "Belgium will be an interesting race with everything we have done to the car during the past races," he said "I think we can manage to get into the position we were expecting, which is around P10 in Spa-Francorchamps." "It is one of the tracks that I enjoy […]

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Belgian Grand PrixView

La Source, Eau Rouge, Raidillon, Pouhon, Blanchimont, Bus Stop and a plethora of unhealthy snacks. Yes, it's time for the Belgian Grand Prix

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013

Raikkonen tests GP3 car in Spain

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen tested a GP3/13 car at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain on Friday in order to assist the development of the series. Raikkonen tested the car on different compounds of tyres in order to help with developments for next season. The main aim of the test was to find solutions for GP3's difficulty with overtaking this season, according to the series. Raikkonen completed 58 laps, with a best time of 1:34.780. "I wanted to test the GP3/13 because my friend Afa […]

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013

Button doubting Belgium win potential

Jenson Button says he is not expecting McLaren to be able to fight for victory in next weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. Button dominated in Belgium last year, taking his only pole position for McLaren and going on to win the race. But this season McLaren sits in sixth position in the championship and neither driver has finished on the podium. "The thing about Spa is that it just feels awesome to nail a quick lap around there – you need a car that’s perfectly synced […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sutil expecting Force India fightback in Belgium

Adrian Sutil is expecting Force India to recover from a dip in form at next weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. Force India sit in fifth place in the championship but failed to score a point in the two races prior to the summer break, in Germany and Hungary. Sutil returned to Formula 1 after a sabbatical during 2012 and has so far achieved a best finish of fifth place in Monaco. "We had a very strong start to the season, but for the last few races […]

Posted on Sunday, August 4, 2013

Opinion: Don't penalise the driver, address the problem

Penalties for exceeding track limits ruin racing. Rather than sanctioning the driver, solve the initial problem

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Button expects strong McLaren in Belgium

McLaren's Jenson Button expects his team to be competitive at next month's Belgian Grand Prix. Button conceded that this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix will be a challenge due to high temperatures, but is adamant that the race at Spa-Francorchamps will be McLaren's best chance of 2013. "We still want to win a race, and I think we still can win a race," Button said in Hungary. "It’s not going to be a complete bad year. I think we started the season and it was a […]