Tag Archive: Spa-Francorchamps

Aug 29

2014 Spa pace faster than last year – analysis

Two tenths quicker than the corresponding race of 2013

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Last Sunday’s Belgian grand prix was the first time the new ‘power unit’ era proved faster than the screaming V8-powered machines of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Vettel to get another new chassis for Monza

“I can’t explain why my car could not compete with Daniel’s at this race” – Vettel

2014-07-05 - 99016 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel is set to drive his third new chassis of the 2014 season, after suffering more mysterious handling problems in Belgium last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Struggling Vettel gets new engineer for 2015

Struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel will get a new race engineer for the 2015 season.

2014-07-19 - 99024 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel This year defending his fourth consecutive drivers’ title, the German has notably struggled in 2014 alongside new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Ricciardo declares title hunt now on

Daniel Ricciardo has declared himself in the hunt for the 2014 world championship.

2014-07-19 - 99017 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Before the title war between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg exploded in Belgium, no one would have bet against a dominant victory for one or the other of the silver-clad duo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Bosses slam ‘unacceptable’ Rosberg after Hamilton clashv

“It will be handled.”

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff The championship rivalry between warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg exploded at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Ecclestone returns to F1′s executive board

Bernie Ecclestone has returned to the executive board of F1′s parent company.

2013-06-06_0008 Although he remained F1 chief executive, the 83-year-old had stepped down from Delta Topco amid his corruption trial in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Red Bull won’t replace me – Newey

Adrian Newey says Red Bull will not replace him as technical director when he steps down at Christmas.

2014-06-08_1251 Frustrated with the direction of the regulations, F1′s most respected designer will begin to head Red Bull’s new advanced technologies centre in 2015 rather than work full-time on F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1′s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Ecclestone sure about Russia, not about New York

“We have a contract”

2014-08-13 - Sochi 3 Bernie Ecclestone insists formula one is definitely going to controversial Russia — but he is much less sure about a race in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Vettel close to taking sixth-engine grid penalty

Sebastian Vettel’s season could be set to go from bad to worse.

2014-07-04 - 99014 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The reigning world champion smiled meekly at Spa-Francorchamps when he responded to boss Christian Horner’s recent claim that the German is ‘tired’ in 2014 after consecutive title campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Alonso reveals ‘intention’ to stay at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his “intention” to extend his stay at Ferrari beyond his current contract.

2014-06-07_0841 Although reportedly frustrated with the performance of his red car, the Spaniard is scheduled to stay at Maranello for two more years. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

‘Too old’ Vergne on quest for new F1 team

“We can’t forget that they gave me the same chance three years ago that they are giving Verstappen now”

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Jean-Eric Vergne says he understands why Toro Rosso has dropped him for 2015 in favour of Dutch teenager Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Marussia hits reverse on Chilton seat swap

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2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton (1)Following a change in circumstances and with the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, Max Chilton will be the nominated driver for the duration of the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotterer ‘not dreaming’ about permanent F1 switch

“Andre absolutely deserves it, even if he is not sitting in the best car” – Vettel

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Next to the Max Verstappen saga, it was Andre Lotterer’s shock debut that was creating the most waves in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock.
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Aug 21

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

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-Francorchamps

2014-08-21 - Shell - Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-FrancorchampsAhead of the 2014 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX, Shell invited Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen to demonstrate ultra energy efficient Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) vehicles on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track.

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Aug 21

Red Bull using electric engine for pitstop practice

Red Bull was experimenting with an all-electric formula one car at Spa on Wednesday, publications reveal.

2014-06-07_1561 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport and Italy’s Autosprint say the reigning world champions’ electric prototype was in fact a 2013 Red Bull RB9 sporting a 2014 nose. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Kobayashi using Spa sideline to ponder F1 ‘harmony’

“It’s a shame not to drive Spa”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi will spend the Spa-Francorchamps weekend out of the cockpit and assessing the potential ‘lack of harmony’ in his racing life. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Caterman confirms Lotterer for Spa

“Thanks Caterham for the opportunity” 

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre LottererCaterham on Wednesday confirmed that 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will replace Kamui Kobayashi this weekend in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Caterham to announce one-off race for Lotterer

At the moment, Japanese Kobayashi is scheduled to return to the Caterham cockpit in Monza.

2014-06-07_0874 Little doubt remains that Andre Lotterer will make his formula one race debut with Caterham this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

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