Tag Archive: Spa-Francorchamps

May 03

WEC: Alpine eyeing Spa podium honours

Round 2 of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) takes teams to Belgium for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (May 5-7)

2016-04-16-0057After points-scoring finishes for both Alpine A460s at the championship’s opening round at Silverstone, Great Britain, Signatech-Alpine has its sights set on a podium finish this weekend.  The Belgian race will serve as an important dress rehearsal ahead of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours (June 18-19). 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 »

Apr 30

WEC: René Rast’s secrets to success at Spa

Rast is hoping that his extensive circuit knowledge will help him, Roman Rusinov and Nathanaël Berthon to a first victory of the season

2016-04-15-0071 Twice a winner of the 24 Hours of Spa in 2012 and 2014, René Rast has enjoyed more than his fair share of success at the venue for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship – the classic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

WEC: The Spirit of Le Mans comes to Brussels

6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The FIA World Endurance Championship last night hosted Belgium’s leading motorsport media at a relaxed and convivial dinner in the centre of Brussels ahead of the fifth edition of the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday, 7th May. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

WEC: 34 entries ready to light up Spa-Francorchamps

The iconic and beautifully scenic Spa-Francorchamps circuit is one that everyone within the WEC paddock looks forward to visiting

It is a firm favourite of teams and drivers, it warmly welcomes many thousands of passionate, multi-national endurance racing fans each year, and is the venue for the competitors’ traditional final rehearsal for the third round of the WEC, the 24 Hours of Le Mans…and all on a holiday weekend in Belgium! Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Bykolles Racing: James Rossiter completes the drivers line-up for Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps

The experienced Brit will replace driver Pierre Kaffer

Bykolles Racing - James Rossiter James Rossiter (GB) will join ByKOLLES RACING for the first two races of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

GP2 Series 2016 season calendar confirmed

New season made of eleven support events of Formula OneTM World Championship
2015-11-20-Friday The 2016 GP2 SeriesTM calendar was confirmed today. Once again, it will consist of eleven rounds in total, all support events of the Formula OneTM World Championship. Eight rounds will be held in Europe with three flyaway events to complete the calendar: new venue Baku in Azerbaijan, the return of Sepang in Malaysia, and Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

GP3 Series 2016 season calendar unveiled

Nine events alongside Formula One including a new venue for the Series

GP3 Series 2016 season calendar unveiledGP3 Series organisers are pleased to announce the 2016 calendar for the upcoming season. Once again, the Series will be contested over a total of nine rounds – all of which are support events to the Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held on European soil, with two flyaway events concluding the campaign. There is a new venue on the calendar with the addition of Sepang in Malaysia to the category.

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Nov 17

Daniël de Jong to make welcome GP2 Series return in Bahrain

Having fully recovered from injuries sustained in an accident at Spa-Francorchamps in August

GP2 - Daniël de Jong Daniël De Jong will make a very welcome return to competitive action during the penultimate GP2 Series event of the season in Bahrain this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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 05

ELMS unveils 2016 calendar

ELMS gets bigger and better in 2016

European Le Mans SeriesThe European Le Mans Series will expand in 2016 with a six race calendar, with an additional four hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, joining the now familiar events at Silverstone, Imola, Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard and Estoril. 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 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 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

Ghiotto flies in Spa-Francorchamps GP3 free practice

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto fastest in Belgium

GP3 - Luca Ghiotto (Trident)Luca Ghiotto made his intentions clear for the weekend by posting the quickest time in the forty-five minute Free Practice session at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

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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 20

GP3 Round 5 Preview: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

The best stats and info you need ahead of this weekend’s event

2015 Season: Round 5 Preview: Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumThe summer break is officially over! The second half of the season swings into gear at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for Round 5 of the 2015 GP3 Series.

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Aug 19

Rene Binder to miss GP2 races in Spa Francorchamps

Compulsory break due to bacterial infection

GP2 - Rene BinderBad news for Rene Binder and Trident Motorsport. The 23-year-old Austrian has been advised by his doctors not to race in Spa this coming weekend, as he recovers from a bacterial infection which has jeopardized his results in Hungary last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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