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Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018

Positive day at Renault

Renault Sport Formula One Team partook in a positive first day of the Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps with the evaluation of a new specification floor one of the primary considerations for the day. Carlos Sainz was the quicker of the team’s two drivers in the afternoon, with Nico Hülkenberg the more rapid in the morning. In FP1, Hülkenberg evaluated the latest specification floor, using Pirelli’s Supersoft (red) tyres, whilst Sainz used the previous specification floor with the Soft (yellow) and Supersoft tyres. […]

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018

Ferrari unbeatable on both Friday sessions

The 13th round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship began with two practice session at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps as teams returned in earnest from the FIA-imposed summer shutdown to prepare for the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – were run under mostly cloudy and relatively cool conditions, with drivers navigating the longest venue in Formula One. Fastest in FP1 was Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, whose quick lap of 1:44.358 was .151 of a second better […]

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018

2018 Belgian GP - Friday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), Christian HORNER (Red Bull), Gil DE FERRAN (McLaren), Otmar SZAFNAUER (Racing Point Force India), Franz TOST (Toro Rosso), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams) Q: Cyril, we had Daniel Ricciardo in here yesterday explaining his decision to join Renault. When did you start talks with Daniel and just how did that deal come about from a Renault point of view.  Cyril ABITEBOUL: Obviously, we have known Daniel since a while for the collaboration we naturally have on the engine side with Red Bull […]

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Racing Point Force India accepted as new F1 entry

Force India will be known as Racing Point Force India starting with the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend following the acquisition of the Force India Formula One Team by Racing Point UK Limited. The new ownership was finalised on Thursday 16th of August with a consortium of investors led by Lawrence Stroll agreeing terms to secure the future of the team. The investors are Canadian entrepreneur Andre Desmarais, Jonathan Dudman of Monaco Sports and Management, fashion business leader John Idol, telecommunications investor John McCaw Jr, financial […]

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018

2018 Belgian GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Carlos SAINZ (Renault), Pierre GASLY (Toro Rosso), Lance STROLL (Williams), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull), Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Stoffel VANDOORNE (McLaren) Q: Fernando, I’m going to start with you. I’ve just introduced all four of you with your current teams, but all four of you will be racing elsewhere next year. You’ve said you won’t race in Formula 1 in 2019. Can you just tell us how you came to that decision?  Fernando ALONSO: Well, it was a […]

Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2018

Romain Grosjean Q & A

Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a favorite for many drivers and Haas F1 Team's Romain Grosjean is no exception. Before securing his most recent podium when he finished third in the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix, the Frenchman clinched the 2011 GP2 Series title at the same track. Q: Belgium is the home of Haas Automation’s European headquarters. You’ve been to many appearances and interacted with many Haas Automation customers. How have they embraced the team and Gene Haas’ endeavor into Formula One? Romain Grosjean: “Every time we […]

Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Mick Schumacher:

Mick Schumacher enjoyed his demonstration run ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his father’s first victory in Formula One. It was an emotional day for the 18-year-old Schumacher as well as for the Schumacher supporters all over the world, who got the chance to see Mick driving on of his father's old cars. "It was great. It was a pleasure for me to be able to drive and it was emotional and fun and amazing", […]

Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hamilton equals Schumacher's pole record

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will start the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday from pole position after setting the quickest time of the qualifying session. His fast lap of 1:42.553 set an all-time track record at Spa, one-upping the hours-old mark of 1:43.916 set by Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen in final practice (FP3). Räikkönen broke the all-time fastest lap at Spa by .587 of a second. The previous mark of 1:44.503 was set by Jarno Trulli in his Toyota during the second round of qualifying for the […]

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017

Raikkonen and Hamilton fastest on F1 return

The 12th round of the 2017 Formula One Championship began with two practice session on Friday at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps as teams prepared for the Belgian Grand Prix. The two 90-minute sessions were run under disparate weather conditions, with FP1 run under a warm and sunny sky while FP2 began cloudy and ended with rain. Leading the way in FP1 was Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen with a fast lap of 1:45.502. Just .053 of a second behind him was Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton while Räikkönen’s […]

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016

Hamilton surprised by his podium finish

Lewis Hamilton produced a fantastic comeback drive to make the podium after starting from the back row of the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix. The Brit recovered after an array of penalties as a result of taking new power unit elements throughout the weekend. The Mercedes driver profited by Kevin Magnussen's accident early in the race and moved up to fifth when the event was red-flagged. After that he only needed to pass Fernando Alonso and Nico Hülkenberg to take third. “If you’d offered […]

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Raikkonen critical over Verstappen's racing

Kimi Raikkonen probably had the pace for finishing the Belgian Grand Prix on the podium if it wasn't for the first corner clash which ruined both his car and race. The Ferrari driver finished ninth after an eventful race that saw him involved in a few battles with Red Bull's Max Verstappen. “After the start, at the first corner, Sebastian didn't see that there was another car on the inside: he expected me to turn but I couldn't, so I found myself stuck in the […]

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rosberg wins chaotic Belgian GP

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg cruised to victory ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, but team-mate Lewis Hamilton was able to steer clear of the chaos to take third place and preserve his championship lead. Rosberg, who had lost the lead from pole position at the last two races, made a good getaway and was able to streak clear at the front while Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel all came to blows and were forced into […]