Alonso fastest again in second session

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Fernando Alonso maintained his position at the top of the time sheets in the second session at Spa-Francorchamps. But the session was disrupted for ten minutes as race control were concerned that some spectators had got into a dangerous area. After the stoppage the teams had just a few minutes to complete their running on … Continue reading Alonso fastest again in second session

Schumacher texted Barrichello to apologise

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Michael Schumacher said he sent Rubens Barrichello a text message to apologise for nearly pushing him into the pit wall during the Hungarian Grand Prix. Schumacher also added his congratulations as Barrichello marks his 300th Grand Prix start this weekend. During today’s press conference he said: I have no problem speaking to Rubens, absolutely, but … Continue reading Schumacher texted Barrichello to apologise

Mansell returns as Spa steward

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Nigel Mansell will serve as the drivers’ representative on the stewards’ panel at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend. Mansell also appeared as a steward at the British Grand Prix this year. The other stewards are Royal Automobile Club de Belgique Sport president Yves Bacqueline and World Motor Sports Council members Lars ?sterlind and Garry … Continue reading Mansell returns as Spa steward

Spa’s long straights offer hope to Red Bull’s rivals (Belgian Grand Prix preview)

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After a four-week break, F1 bursts back into life at the stunning Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The seven kilometre track in the Ardennes is a fabulous place to watch F1 cars at the peak of their performance. Which is why dozens of F1 Fanatic readers are making their way to Belgium this weekend. Force India impressed here … Continue reading Spa’s long straights offer hope to Red Bull’s rivals (Belgian Grand Prix preview)

Kovalainen: Spa is great, but not the chicane

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Looking ahead to the next round of the world championship at Spa-Francorchamps, Heikki Kovalainen enthused about the track but reserved some criticism for the slow chicane added to the circuit in 2007: I think Spa is one of the circuits where it’s still possible to have a big accident. It’s little more risky than some … Continue reading Kovalainen: Spa is great, but not the chicane

Belgian Grand Prix in pictures

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Spa-Francorchamps proved once again why it is the king of F1 tracks. The Belgian Grand Prix had crashes, passes and a form book-defying result. Take a look back at today’s Grand Prix with this collection of pictures showing the race from start to finish.

Kimi Raikkonen edges Giancarlo Fisichella for win (Belgian Grand Prix review)

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Kimi Raikkonen ended a 26-race losing streak by winning the Belgian Grand Prix for the fourth time in his career. Surprisingly Raikkonen’s closest contender wasn’t in a Brawn or a Red Bull or even a McLaren – he was chased around every lap of Spa by Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian, now tipped to join Raikkonen … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen edges Giancarlo Fisichella for win (Belgian Grand Prix review)

Giancarlo Fisichella scores first points for Force India in Spa (pictures)

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Giancarlo Fisichella finally gave Force India their first ever points in Formula 1 on their 30th attempt. He chased Kimi Raikkonen around every lap at Spa-Francorchamps, rarely more than a couple of seconds behind. With Raikkonen’s temporary team mate Luca Badoer enduring a second dire race, speculation is rife Fisichella will be a Ferrari driver … Continue reading Giancarlo Fisichella scores first points for Force India in Spa (pictures)