Tag Archive: Belgian Grand Prix

Oct 02

Rosberg not nervous in combat after Spa clash – Wolff

Toto Wolff doesn’t believe Nico Rosberg is displaying more caution in his driving

Rosberg not nervous in combat after Spa clash - WolffToto Wolff dismisses the suggestion that Nico Rosberg’s confidence in wheel-to-wheel combat with Lewis Hamilton has been affected by their infamous Spa clash. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Hamilton prefers excitement of ‘freestyling’

Unlike some of his newer F1 rivals, Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t need a simulator to practice his overtaking moves…

2015-06-07_1776 Lewis Hamilton has shown throughout his F1 career that he likes to go his own way, leaving his own distinct impression on things – and he insists that overtaking on the racetrack is no different Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Drivers urged not to publically shame Pirelli

“If one of them has got problems, they should talk to the people making the problems” – Ecclestone

Drivers urged not to publically shame PirelliDrivers are reminded to ‘express opinions in the right manner’ when discussing Pirelli following public criticism after the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Wolff warns against Mercedes complacency

Toto Wolff says it can only take ‘one bad weekend’ to have a big effect on the Formula 1 World Championship

2015-02-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton - Toto WolffMercedes’ advantage at the head of the F1 standings may now stand at a mammoth 184 points, but Toto Wolff doesn’t see it as a reason to get complacent. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Vettel tyre failure results to be presented at Monza

Pirelli will present findings at Monza to explain why Sebastian Vettel suffered his dramatic tyre failure in the Belgian Grand Prix

Vettel tyre failure results to be presented at MonzaPirelli says it will reveal its findings at Monza to explain why Sebastian Vettel suffered his dramatic tyre failure in the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

The World Series by Renault drivers discover the world of F1

During the running of the Belgian Grand Prix, three among them met with the F1 decision-makers at Spa-Francorchamps

Dean Stoneman, Christian Horner, Matthieu Vaxiviere & Tom Dillmann at (...)To offer its competitors the greatest chance to move on to the highest level of the sport, Renault Sport Technologies and Renault Sport F1 invited the drivers of the World Series by Renault for a behind the scenes visit to the F1 paddock with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

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Aug 24

Arrivabene: One-stop strategy was always Plan A

Prompting a furious reaction from Vettel in the immediate aftermath of the incident

Arrivabene: One-stop strategy was always Plan AMaurizio Arrivabene says its decision to adopt a one-stop strategy was based on conclusions from data and not as a way of being too aggressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix race report (updated)

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spa-Francorchamps.

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Aug 23

Hamilton takes it easy with commanding Spa win!

Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead in the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship standings

Hamilton takes it easy with commanding Spa winLewis Hamilton cruises to Belgian Grand Prix glory from Nico Rosberg, while Romain Grosjean scores podium after late heartache for Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix qualifying report

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spa-Francorchamps.

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Aug 21

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix free practice report

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spa-Francorchamps.

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Aug 21

Rosberg tops FP1 despite mechanical scare

Nico Rosberg headed up the timesheets in first free practice for the Belgian Grand Prix

Rosberg tops FP1 despite mechanical scareDespite losing track time with mechanical issues, Nico Rosberg turns in the fastest FP1 time at Spa-Francorchamps, as Pastor Maldonado crash interrupts session. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

F1 Belgian Grand Prix: Rosberg insists ‘It’s all still to play for…’

Insisting that he is ready to take the title fight to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton

2015-06-07_2021 Nico Rosberg is determined not to make the same mistake as twelve months ago, as he and F1 title rival Lewis Hamilton go head-to-head into the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Button: Spa will be McLaren-Honda’s big test

“We will have a good step forward on the Power Unit, which is great, and in terms of the car, we will see how it works.”

2015-06-06_0721 After McLaren-Honda’s best results of the season in Hungary, Jenson Button says the team’s upgraded package will face a true test of form at Spa Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Honda lays out engine token plans ahead of Spa

“Not all of our upgrades will be in place for the Belgium Grand Prix”

2015-06-05_1185 Yasuhisa Arai confirms Honda’s plan to use a number of its engine tokens in the run up to the Belgian Grand Prix to introduce a new power unit specification. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Marussia also in danger of missing US GP – reports

F1’s grid may have shrunk to just 18 cars by the time of the US grand prix next weekend.

2014-03-02_0061 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Max Chilton Caterham’s troubles – with administrators locking the green cars inside the Leafield factory amid an unseemly spat with former owner Tony Fernandes – are now well documented. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Total president killed in plane crash

The president of F1 sponsor Total has been killed in a plane crash, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports.

View image on TwitterThe French oil multinational is closely aligned in formula one with Renault-powered teams Red Bull and Lotus and the French driver Romain Grosjean. Russia’s Lifenews service also reports that Total’s president, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow early on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Marussia enters Rossi in Bianchi’s place at Sochi

Alexander Rossi looks set to race in injured Jules Bianchi’s place for Marussia this weekend.

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 03 The news has not yet been announced officially by the team, but the 23-year-old Californian’s name is listed on the official FIA entry list for the Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Driver pays thousands for Marussia practice runs

A new recruit will reportedly inject much-needed funds at struggling Marussia.

2014-06-05_0104 The team announced at Suzuka that Briton Will Stevens, currently a Formula Renault 3.5 driver but having previously tested for Caterham, has signed up as a reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Sorry Lauda keeps opinion about Rosberg crash

At Mercedes, the apologies are flying around like so much shattered carbon fibre.

IMG_2291 Contrite after his run-in with teammate Lewis Hamilton at Spa, Nico Rosberg at Monza revealed that boss Niki Lauda also said sorry for his harsh criticism in the heated moments after the explosive Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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