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)

Yamamoto keeps Hispania seat for Belgium

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Sakon Yamamoto will continue to race alongside Bruno Senna at the Belgian Grand Prix, HRT confirmed today. The Japanese driver made his first outing for the team at Silverstone, replacing Senna, and has since made another three appearances standing in for Karun Chandhok. It had been expected that Chandok would return behind the wheel after … Continue reading Yamamoto keeps Hispania seat for Belgium

Schumacher upbeat despite grid penalty

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Michael Schumacher is upbeat about returning to Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix, despite a ten-place grid penalty that will hamper his chances of a good result. ??Spa has always been my favourite racetrack and so for that reason alone, I am really looking forward to going back and racing there,?? said Schumacher. ??It has … Continue reading Schumacher upbeat despite grid penalty

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

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