Tag Archive: Spa

Jul 27

Blancpain Endurance Series: Belgian Audi Club Team WRT takes home win after nail-biting finish

Total 24 Hours of Spa

The 66th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa became a classic edition of the Belgian highlight of the Blancpain Endurance Series, with the fight for the win only decided in the closing minutes of a very demanding race.

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Jul 25

Shell invites Alonso and Räikkönen to demonstrate some of the world’s most energy efficient cars at Spa

La Source Corner, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

2014-07-25 - Shell-Eco-marathon2 Ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix, Shell invites you to join Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen as they drive concept vehicles of the future on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Pirelli announces compounds for Belgium, Italy and Singapore

Pirelli has revealed the tyres that will be taken to the grands prix of Belgium, Italy and Singapore.

Pirelli At Spa – one of the most spectacular and demanding circuits on the calendar – the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres will be used, which will be well-suited to the varied track and weather conditions often found in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Blancpain Endurance Series: VillorbaCorse at Spa for the Total 24 Hours

The 66th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa

2014-07-20 035Italian team with Castellacci / Gai / Rizzoli, who top the Pro-Am standings, joined by Montermini  on the Ferrari 458 for the legendary fourth round of the championship.

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Jul 21

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa

Late additions strengthen already impressive entry list

The 66th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa – celebrating the 90th anniversary of the endurance classic – will see 61 cars on the entry list.

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Jul 15

Titanium skids for safety, not sparks – FIA

F1 is not mandating titanium be fitted underneath next year’s cars solely to create sparks, the governing body insists.

Caterham à vendre - photo Getty Images After tests on a couple of cars were carried out during Austrian grand prix practice last month, the FIA has now committed to introducing new rules for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Mugello could step in amid Monza ‘problems’ – Malago

Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.

Mugello Circuit logo It is believed the governing FIA has some powers to protect some of the sport’s most iconic venues, like Monza and also the likes of Monaco, Spa and Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Total 24 Hours of Spa: more than a race…

Supercars on and off track

Even though the Total 24 Hours of Spa is the biggest race in the world exclusively reserved for GT cars, there is a lot more to enjoy during the Belgian Classic than the track action alone. From July 23rd to July 27th there will be an abundance of activities organised trackside, from cocktails in the sky through DJ concerts to virtual races in The Lotto Village and a parade to the town centre of Spa… An overview.

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Jun 20

Surprise at Spa: American Gustavo Menezes claims pole

Claimed his maiden FIA Formula 3 European Championship pole position

F3 - 16 Gustavo Menezes - USA, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F312 - Volkswagen The notoriously changeable weather conditions at Spa-Francorchanps also played an important role in FIA Formula 3 European Championship qualifying: in the first qualifying session on a dry track, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) was fastest from Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing). Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

The Formula Renault 3.5 Series drivers with links to F1 led the way during the collective tests at Spa-Francorchamps

Sainz and Sirotkin, lead the way at Spa

Sainz and Sirotkin, lead the way at SpaChampionship leader and Red Bull Junior Team driver, Carlos Sainz (DAMS) set the fastest lap of the day in 1:59.139, ahead of Sauber F1 Team reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports).

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May 28

The Maserati Trofeo returns to the Hungaroring

Round 2 in the Maserati Trofeo World Series will be held at the famous Hungaroring on 30 May-1 June.

Maserati Trofeo World Series The Budapest track will also be staging the third round in the DTM series. Hungary will be the first time we see the 2014 three-race format (at Spa only two races were run). The endurance race will last 60’ (last year it was 50’) with a compulsory pit stop; the two 30′ sprints will also be run. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

WEC: Marco Bonanomi satisfied for the performance shown in Spa

The italian have brought on track a special version of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

2014-05-03...The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, second round of FIA World Endurance Campionship, have seen the return of Marco Bonanomi as official Audi Sport driver.

May 03

WEC: A one-two for the AF Corse Ferraris at Spa-Francorchamps

FIA World Endurance Championship - 6 Hours of Spa Race

2014-05-03 -  WEC - Spa - Ferrari (5) It didn’t take long for Ferrari to make up for the disappointment of the opening round at Silverstone of the FIA WEC (World Endurance Championship) today at Spa-Francorchamps.

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May 03

Swiss Team star at Spa in the Maserati Trofeo

Maserati Trofeo World Series, Spa race 1 and 2

Maserati Trofeo World Series - Race 1 - Spa Swiss Team took the spoils at round one in the Maserati Trofeo World Series. Spa, Belgium, was where the action took place with 22 drivers competing.

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Apr 30

The Maserati Trofeo season opens at Spa

Maserati Trofeo World Series, Spa (B), 2-3 May 2014

Trofeo Maserati World Series The 2014 Maserati Trofeo World Series is back and the stage for Race 1 is Spa. The famed circuit in Belgium was the scene of a series of superb Maserati wins in the demanding 24 Hour event, courtesy of the MC12, while the GranTurismo MC Trofeo also has some history on the Ardennes track as it was used for Round 4 in the 2011 edition of the single-make championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Controversy explodes with new ‘double points’ finale

“Why should a single race be worth more?”

2013-06-09_1039International publications have described the highly controversial decision to award double-points in the 2014 season finale as “strange” (Bild) and “crazy” (La Gazzetta dello Sport). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Monotony of Vettel dominance ‘irrelevant’ – Sutil

“If the best is the best for a decade, that’s how it is”

2013-06-06_0086Amid the boos and the boredom, Adrian Sutil has backed his countryman Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Vettel denies dominance like Schumacher era

“It’s a compliment, but I think it’s very different.”

2013-09-08- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99018Sebastian Vettel has denied claims his recent dominance can be compared to the height of the Michael Schumacher era. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

‘No interest’ in stopping boos on Twitter – Vettel

But there was no booing in Korea at the weekend

Sebastian Vettel Corée - photo © J.F GaleronSebastian Vettel says he will not try to boost his popularity by jumping on the social media bandwagon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Team switch would stop Vettel booing – Surer

“For him, a change would be good”

1981_33MarcSurerTheodore-CosworthSebastian Vettel can stop the booing if he just proves his undoubted talent outside the dominant Red Bull cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »

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