Tag Archive: Eau Rouge

Dec 13

WEC: Ticketing opens for Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps!

The opening round of the FIA WEC Super Season

2017-05-03-0046Eau Rouge, Blanchimont, Pouhon, La Source…names which mean only one thing – ticketing for the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is open and it’s time to plan your trip! Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 30

Force India drivers made aware of new team policy after Spa clash

The incident was followed by a spat between the drivers who blamed one-another

2017-06-10_0009Force India Formula 1 chief Vijay Mallya has confirmed that drivers Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez have been spoken to about the team’s new policy to prevent future on-track clashes after the incident in last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 29

Force India to act on ‘very concerning’ Ocon, Perez feud

“We will have to put some more rules in place and take the situation in our control”

2017-06-08_0076Force India owner Vijay Mallya says he will be forced to implement team orders between Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez after the pair suffered a controversial coming together in the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


May 02

WEC: This is Spa!

For the second race of the season, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) comes to rest in the middle of the Belgian Ardennes region

2015-05-02 The 7km track includes, among others, such emotive sequences and corners as La Source, the hairpin, the famous climb up from Eau Rouge to Raidillon, Blanchimont, Les Combes or Pouhon. Set in the Ardennes forests, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit constantly keeps the drivers on the edge of their seats as it demands as much of them as of their cars.   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 »


Apr 28

Next stop Spa – Mark’s preview to the second race of the 2014 WEC season

Spa is, without a doubt, one of the best races on the calendar and it is also one of my favourite tracks.

WEC - Départ Silverstone - photo WEC It’s remained pretty much unchanged for a number of years now; it’s one of the classic tracks on the calendar and it has a lot of character. Of course Eau Rouge is the most famous part of the track, and where I’ve got good memories of racing wheel-to-wheel with Fernando. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 23

Hulkenberg not worried about Spa tyre danger

But Spa is the first real high-speed challenge since Silverstone

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 06Nico Hulkenberg has denied he is feeling nervous about racing at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 02

Schumacher hints intention to race in 2013

Michael Schumacher may have dropped the biggest hint yet about his plans for the future.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Michael Schumacher 012012-06-09_0244On the heels of the August break’s rumours, the seven time world champion explained at Spa on Thursday that he and Mercedes will only have decided the plan for 2013 “by October”. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 07

Webber pass too risky and ‘stupid’ – Berger

Gerhard Berger has criticised Mark Webber for taking too big a risk in his battle with Fernando Alonso at Spa two weeks ago.

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Mark Webber  3 2011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber 4Red Bull’s Australian driver has confirmed there was light contact with the Ferrari as he passed his Spanish friend on the outside through the fearsome and fabled Eau Rouge corner at close to top speed.

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Aug 27

Maldonado faces exclusion for Hamilton incident

Pastor Maldonado could be thrown out of the Belgian grand prix for an incident during qualifying at wet Spa-Francorchamps.

2011-07-30 - AT&T Williams - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 012011-07-30 - AT&T Williams - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 03After the Williams driver collided lightly with Lewis Hamilton as the McLaren passed him at the end of Q2, Venezuelan rookie Maldonado crashed into his British rival as they then climbed the hill to Eau Rouge. “There should never be an incident after the red lights but unfortunately there was,” said Hamilton.

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Aug 23

FIA bans DRS for Spa’s Eau Rouge

As reported earlier this year, the ‘DRS’ overtaking system will be banned completely at Spa-Francorchamps’ fearsome Eau Rouge this weekend.

Spa-FrancorchampsFlagworld - FIAThe BBC on Monday night reported that the governing FIA has informed the teams of the ban on safety grounds through the famous up-and-down, left-and-right sweeper. At other circuits, drivers are free to trigger the adjustable rear wing in order to increase top speed throughout practice and qualifying sessions.

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May 20

Teams get four-race blown exhaust reprieve

FIA bans DRS for Monaco tunnel and Eau Rouge

Flagworld - FIAGP2 Series - Barcelona - Circuit de Catalunya - Teams pitsFour races will pass before the FIA clamps down on the aggressive blowing of off-throttle exhaust gases. That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the reprieve has been extended to include Spain this weekend as well as Monaco, Canada and Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 11

McLaren running split F-duct setups for Monza

F-duct or no F-duct?  That is the question on qualifying day at the Italian grand prix.

2010-09-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes  1It has emerged that McLaren is running a split strategy for Saturday’s final practice session, with Lewis Hamilton not using the downforce-stalling device while Jenson Button keeps the bigger wings and F-duct. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 26

Hegewald takes stunning pole for Race One at Spa

German racer leads from Andy Soucek and Robert Wickens

Tobias Hegewald has continued his superb run of form today at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, by taking a stunning maiden pole for tomorrow’s first F2 race. The German, who has topped every session so far in Spa, set his best time of 2:08.890s shortly after a red flag period to recover Sebastian Hohenthal’s stricken car from the top of Eau Rouge. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 13

”Another incident went unpunished at Spa” – Coulthard

Unpunished unfair advantage in Spa

A more obvious case of a driver taking an “unfair advantage” went unpunished at the Belgian grand prix a week ago, according to David Coulthard. Read the rest of this entry »