Tag Archive: Belgian Grand Prix

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 »

Aug 29

Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers free to race for the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship

Team Statement

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamToto Wolff, Paddy Lowe, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton met today in the boardroom of Mercedes AMG Petronas headquarters in Brackley to discuss the events of the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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

Mercedes chiefs resolve to ‘cool hot heads’

Mercedes chiefs have resolved to cool the simmering feud between title-warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that when the pair – who collided during the Belgian grand prix – came face-to-face in Germany on Wednesday for a sponsor photoshoot, they barely acknowledged each other’s presence. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA not likely to investigate Rosberg crash

The F1 world is split over Nico Rosberg’s actions in the Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0873 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton’s former McLaren teammate, thinks the incident that left the 2008 world champion almost 30 points behind the sister Mercedes was questionable at best. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Ricciardo wins after Mercedes pair clash

Second win in a row for Ricciardo

Ricciardo wins after Mercedes pair clash Daniel Ricciardo took back-to-back victories by winning the Belgian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton retired following contact with Nico Rosberg early in the race

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Aug 23

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix qualifying report

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Spa-Francorchamps.

 

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Aug 21

Troubled Marussia ‘sells’ Chilton’s seat to Rossi

Kamui Kobayashi is not the only F1 regular sitting out this weekend’s fabled Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Alexander Rossi Joining Caterham stand-in and 32-year-old rookie Andre Lotterer on the Spa-Francorchamps grid will be another F1 newcomer, 22-year-old Californian Alexander Rossi. 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 21

FIA bans ‘Fric’ officially

‘Fric’ has now been officially banned by F1’s governing body.

FIA - Karting Com A controversy about the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension layouts came to a head before Hockenheim, when the FIA flagged the potential illegality of the technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Russia will get F1 track license – Whiting

Sochi has cleared the final hurdle ahead of Russia’s controversial inaugural grand prix this year.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 2 F1 race director Charlie Whiting visited the facility on Tuesday and was quoted by the Xinhua news agency: “The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut

The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

2014-06-07_0578 After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Ravetto confirms new nose for Caterham at Spa

New team deputy Manfredi Ravetto has confirmed Caterham will debut a new nose at this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

Will Stevens - photo Caterham F1 Team After founder Tony Fernandes’ exit and the new management’s ousting of 40 staff, the struggling backmarker team pressed the throttle on a development push in the hope of re-capturing the lucrative tenth in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Verstappen not too young for 2015 debut – Lammers

Former grand prix driver Jan Lammers thinks 16-year-old Max Verstappen is ready for formula one.

F3 - Nurburgring - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing Verstappen, the fresh-faced son of another former Dutch F1 driver Jos, has signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme after an impressive transition from karting to F3. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Verstappen plays down 2015 Toro Rosso seat reports

Max Verstappen’s father has played down reports his son will make his formula one debut as a seventeen-year-old next March.

Max Verstappen portrait De Telegraaf newspaper claims the young Dutchman, newly signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme, will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

New Caterham chiefs to axe ugly 2014 nose

“We obviously have a lot of work to do”

2014-06-07_0874 The distinctive nose at the front of Caterham’s 2014 car could be the popular victim of a development push by the backmarker team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

BMW denies F1 return rumours

“There are currently no considerations about coming back”

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB47BMW has denied the latest rumours suggesting a return to formula one is on the cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Ecclestone plays down Michelin return reports

“All the teams that have talked to me about it say they are very happy with Pirelli”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)Bernie Ecclestone has moved to play down reports Michelin could replace Pirelli as F1’s official tyre supplier next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

F1 organisers tried to hurt me – Greenpeace ‘Julia’

“They tried to cut my rope”

It's time to separate the sponsor from the sportThe Greenpeace activist who disrupted the podium ceremony at Spa on Sunday has accused race officials of trying to hurt her. 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 26

FIA could penalise Spa for Shell protests – reports

“It’s a worry”

GP3 - Spa-FrancorchampsF1’s governing body could penalise organisers of the Belgian grand prix, after the extensive Greenpeace protests on Sunday. 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 24

Drivers could boycott over Spa tyre danger

The new saga has arisen after Sebastian Vettel suffered a rear failure

Eau Rouge Spa FrancorschampsF1 drivers are threatening to ‘boycott’ the Belgian grand prix if their concerns about tyre safety are not eased, according to Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Grid grooves at Spa worry Vettel

“There is probably a disadvantage for the start”

GP2 - Spa-FrancorchampsDrivers and engineers were surprised on Thursday when they inspected the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Ferrari tries to ease 2014 driver rumours

Ferrari has moved to ease the speculation about its 2014 driver lineup.

2013-06-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Silverstone - Fernando Alonso (2)With the Italian team’s number 1 driver Fernando Alonso linked with a sensational switch to Red Bull, the future of teammate Felipe Massa is also uncertain beyond his expiring contract. Read the rest of this entry »

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