Tag Archive: Spa-Francorchamps

Dec 11

Vettel to be father in one month – report

Hanna Prater is already eight months pregnant

2013-10-24 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99006Although news of girlfriend Hanna’s pregnancy broke only this week, fatherhood is set to arrive imminently for world champion Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Webber deploying ‘tricks’ to keep motivation

“This question’s getting pretty boring”

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (8)Mark Webber has admitted his waning motivation will be stretched even further as he contests the final seven grands prix of his career in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Report – Michelin tried F1 tyre at Le Mans test?

Michelin may have been preparing for its possible return to formula one next year for some time.

2013-04-20 - Pirelli - Bahrain - 06Rumours the French marque is in the running to either compete against the sport’s sole supplier Pirelli next year, or replace the Italian brand altogether, gained in strength recently at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Alonso hopes bad luck strikes Vettel

“He is on track to break all of Michael Schumacher’s records.”

2013-06-09_0234Fernando Alonso has admitted his championship hopes would get a boost if Sebastian Vettel crashes at the start of a grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Button plays down McLaren exit talk

Jenson Button has played down suggestions he is on the market for 2014.

2013-06-07_0694The 2009 world champion said he was only being mischievous when, on Thursday at Spa-Francorchamps, he informed journalists that McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has not yet taken up the option on his contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Red Bull plays down chance of Monza dominance

Designer Adrian Newey is also unsure

2013-06-09_0984Red Bull is playing down expectations Sebastian Vettel will continue his dominance next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Horner, Ricciardo, deny Webber’s 2014 seat news

 ”I have never known a driver sign another driver.”

Daniel Ricciardo - photo © FRANÇOIS FLAMAND  DPPI Christian Horner and Daniel Ricciardo have denied Mark Webber’s suggestion the decision about his 2014 successor is already made. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Greenpeace protests F1 sponsor Shell at Spa

‘Save the Arctic’

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe MassaEnvironmental activists Greenpeace on Sunday staged an audacious protest against race sponsors Shell at the Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Sauber seat for Sirotkin ‘not a mistake’ – Marko

“You can’t cut him down just because of his age and his father.” – Kaltenborn

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 04Dr Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s often hard-talking F1 consultant, has a surprising view regarding the sport’s likely newest rookie. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Ecclestone confirms Michelin eyeing F1 return

“They do want to get back in”

MichelinBernie Ecclestone has confirmed reports from Spa-Francorchamps this week that Michelin wants to return to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Team owner Gerard Lopez on Saturday played down reports of financial strife at Lotus.

Lopez denies Lotus in financial strife

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Gerard Lopez 01Reportedly in debt to the tune of EUR 120 million, behind in payments to lead driver Kimi Raikkonen and with the new Infinity Racing investment in doubt, Lopez insisted at Spa-Francorchamps that Lotus is in fact in good health. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Bird soars to GP2 Spa victory

Briton on top as title rivals crumble 

GP2 - Sam Bird (RUSSIAN TIME)Sam Bird has claimed a dominant victory as his title rivals fell away in dry but overcast conditions, easily dispatching the competition as he picked up his fourth win of the season in this afternoon’s feature race at Spa-Francorchamps ahead of Marcus Ericsson and Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Pirelli ends Spa boycott threat amid Michelin return rumours

“There are certainly no tyre-related issues.” – Paul Hembery

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (3)Pirelli on Saturday said metal debris, not a tyre design flaw, caused the rear failures and cuts seen at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

No 2014 talks until Lotus resolves issues – Raikkonen

“There’s always reasons for things.  I don’t have to tell.”

2013-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Kimi Raikkonen 00Kimi Raikkonen on Friday said he is unwilling to even talk with Lotus about 2014 until certain issues are cleared up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Pirelli investigating Vettel tyre problem

“Pirelli is working on finding out why it happened”

2013-06-09_1345Pirelli returned to the F1 spotlight on Friday, when Sebastian Vettel suffered a puncture during Friday practice at high-speed Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Boss rejects Raikkonen-to-McLaren rumour

Raikkonen drove for McLaren between 2002 and 2006

2013-06-07_0979McLaren has played down rumours Kimi Raikkonen might be in the running to return to the British team in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Sergey Sirotkin on Friday confirmed reports he has signed a real contract to drive for Sauber in 2014

Sirotkin confirms 2014 contract reports

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 03Austrian reports on Thursday said team boss Monisha Kaltenborn had confirmed at Spa-Francorchamps that the teenage Russian has finally signed the deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Suzuka has inked a new five-year contract to keep hosting the annual Japanese grand prix.

Suzuka signs new F1 contract through 2018

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logoSpeed Week reports that the extension, signed trackside at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday, will see the sport return to the popular track until at least 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Stefano Coletti leads the way in Spa

Monegasque driver back on top in free practice

GP2 - Stefano COletti (Rapax)GP2 Series leader Stefano Coletti set the quickest laptime of today’s free practice session in Spa-Francorchamps.

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Aug 23

Silly-season spotlight shining on Ferrari

“We are calm, as our priorities are elsewhere.” – Domenicali

2013-06-07_0001Amid F1′s ‘silliest silly season’, even Fernando Alonso – with a long Ferrari contract – is being asked by reporters to reveal his cards for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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