Tag Archive: Spa

Jul 22

Impressive crowd greets parade in the Spa town centre

It is said that the Total 24 Hours of Spa race week starts for real with the traditional parade

Total 24 Hours of SpaThe traditional parade of the Total 24 hours of Spa, taking place between the Francorchamps track and Spa town centre, was greeted by a never-before-seen number of enthusiastic fans, both along the roads and in the town centre.

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Jul 12

Ecurie Ecosse extend British GT Championship lead with P4 at Spa

“It’s definitely a result after everything that happened, especially at the start when I made a mistake at La Source” – Marco AttardDPP_14-08-30_0004
Ecurie Ecosse Powered By Black Bull’s Marco Attard and Alexander Sims once again proved their mettle by salvaging fourth place from a tricky fifth Avon Tyres British GT Championship round of the season at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday (July 11).

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Jun 28

Productive Spa test pleases Al Harthy as 24 Hour race edges closer

Total 24 Hours of Spa

DPP_15-05-31_0043 With just a month to go until the biggest race of Ahmad Al Harthy’s motorsport season, the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Oman Racing Team driver is brimming with confidence after a very productive test outing at the famous Belgian track last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Pirelli announces tyre nominations for Silverstone, Hungaroring, Spa, and Monza

Pirelli has confirmed the 2015 tyre choices up to its home grand prix in Italy.

2015-06-04_0311 For Silverstone, a fast and flowing circuit that puts plenty of energy through the tyres, the two hardest compounds in the range are nominated: P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

F.Renault 2.0 ALPS: Vivacqua and Isaakyan Bring JD Motorsport in Spa first row

JD Motorsport rules Qualify 2 of Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS in Spa

Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS

Thiago Vivacqua sets pole position and his team-mate Matevos Isaakyan will start by his side having lapped one tenth slower. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: The double for Oliver Rowland

Rowland maintains the lead

Formula Renault 3.5 Series Spa-Francorchamps course 2 England’s Oliver Rowland (Forte Motorsport) has taken the lead of the general classification in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series after his win on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

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May 31

Englishman Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) earned his first pole position of the season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series

Rowland takes Sunday’s pole at Spa

Formula Renault 3.5 Series Spa-Francorchamps course 2 On the Spa-Francorchamps track, the Racing Steps Foundation protégé clocked the time to beat with a 1:59.092 lap to overtake Tio Ellinas (Strakka Racing) as well as best rookie and McLaren Young Driver Development Programme member Nyck de Vries (DAMS).

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May 02

Touching gesture from World Endurance Championship community at Spa

FIA WEC grid comes together for team principal’s premature baby

keepgfightingesme The Spa weekend highlighted the true camaraderie of the World Endurance Championship with practically every driver together with multiple Le Mans winners Jacky Ickx and Allan McNish signing a board wishing team principal Dan Walmsley’s premature baby Esme well.

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Apr 29

‘Door-to-Door’ racing guaranteed at Spa

It was the battle for track position that had the racing world buzzing after the first round of the WEC at Silverstone.

2015-04-12-Saturday-064 Even seasoned commentators struggled to catch their breath as Neel Jani and Marcel Fässler swapped position lap after lap in an epic struggle for the lead of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Bright and safe future for Total 24 Hours of Spa

SRO Motorsports Group has implemented a number of measures to increase safety during the event

Paul Mannes, Stephane Ratel, François Cornelis, Jean-Paul Phillipot SRO Motorsports Group is proud to announce that the RACB, Total and RTBF have all expressed their wish to continue their partnership for the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Maserati Trofeo World Series: Calamia ends an amazing year with a win

The 2014 Maserati Trofeo began with a Mauro Calamia win at Spa, Belgium, and ended the same way.

Maserati Trofeo World Series logo The Swiss Team driver’s stage this time was Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates; scene of the final round in Maserati’s single-race series. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Rosberg missing aggression for 2014 ‘combat’ – pundits

“And that’s the only way you win a world championship.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg (2) Lewis Hamilton has produced championship-winning performance alongside former title favourite Nico Rosberg in the latter stages of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes gifting title ‘bonus’ to staff and F1 world

The reports say the bonus is a minimum of 10,000 British pounds

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14)All 700 staff members at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters will bank a tasty bonus as a reward for securing the constructors’ world championship in Russia, British newspapers report. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Canopy would not have helped Bianchi – Lowe

Mercedes team boss Lowe argues that such a device would not have helped Bianchi at Suzuka.

Formule un - baquet fermé - photo DR Paddy Lowe on Thursday said he doubts a covered cockpit would have helped the now seriously injured Jules Bianchi last Sunday at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Kobayashi retains Caterham seat for home race

Kamui Kobayashi has retained his race seat at Caterham for his home grand prix this weekend.

IMG_5973 As the team seeks new sources of income in the wake of founder Tony Fernandes’ shock mid-season exit, the Japanese driver lost his place to Andre Lotterer at Spa in August. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

F1 ‘not what it used to be’ – Lotterer

In their musings, today’s formula one does not fare well.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Le Mans stars Andre Lotterer and Mark Webber have made less than flattering comparisons between their sports car machines and the modern F1 racer.
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Sep 17

F1 teams admit concerns over ticket prices

F1 team bosses have identified high ticket prices as a major problem for the sport, according to the Telegraph.

2013-06-09_0890The British newspaper said crowd numbers at some of the sport’s most traditional venues including Spa, Hockenheim and Monza have been notably down in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Caldarelli rules himself out for Caterham seat

Andrea Caldarelli has counted himself out of the running to race for Caterham in the near future.

9. (1280x1024)As the cockpit reshuffling continues in the wake of Kamui Kobayashi’s missed race at Spa, it is known that the team’s new leadership wants Roberto Merhi to drive the car under Singapore’s lights this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Russian linked with Caterham seat for Sochi

Daniil Kvyat might not be the only Russian on the Sochi grid next month.

Roman Rusinov portrait The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit reshuffling under Caterham’s new management, 32-year-old Roman Rusinov is in the running to debut in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Rosberg pressure ‘too big’ at Monza – Wolff

“Perhaps the pressure on Nico was too big, but I am sure that he will fight back, just as he has always done.”

2014-07-19_0906 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg As the conspiracy theorists circle over Nico Rosberg, a more credible theory has been put forward by the German newsmagazine Focus — pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

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