Tag Archive: Spa

May 22

Formula V8 3.5: Matthieu Vaxiviere (SMP Racing) wins race 2 at Spa

Matthieu Vaxiviere (SMP Racing) scored an hard-fought win in Race 2 of the Formula V8 3.5 weekend at Spa-Francorchamps

Matthieu Vaxiviere (SMP Racing) wins Race 2 at SpaA torrential rainfall hit the Belgian venue throughout the day causing multiple safety-car situations. The AVF pairing of Tom Dillmann and Alfonso Celis Jr. completed the podium in second and third place respectively. Vaxiviere becomes the sixth different winner after six races! Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Formula V8 3.5: Heading to Spa

The first two rounds of the Formula V8 3.5 in Motorland Aragón and Hungaroring had delivered 4 cracking races!

HEADING TO SPA!Now it’s time to focus for the Ardennes assault, one of the favourite tracks for our current leader , Tom Dillmann (AVF). And here’s some good advices from our Frenchman for a good racing prep! Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

WEC: Mike Conway puts Spa weekend behind him

“That was tough. I made a mistake”

2016-05-07-Saturday-0071Mike Conway and the Toyota Gazoo Racing team lost a likely victory in the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) when mechanical issues hit the car at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend.

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May 07

WEC: Fans flocking to sunny raceday at Spa

A bumper crowd, exciting off-track entertainment and a carnival atmosphere will welcome the teams and drivers

2016-05-06-0188 As the sun rises over the evocative pine forest of the Ardennes this morning, fans are making the pilgrimage to one of the greatest venues in world racing – Spa-Francorchamps.

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May 06

WEC: The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship

Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa

2016-05-06-0106 The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb.

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May 05

WEC: Wednesday Newsroom from Spa

United Nations of WEC

2016-04-15 - Friday The true diversity in nations that compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship is shown below. A true reflection on the global nature of competition since the inauguration of the WEC in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

WEC: Conway heads to Spa for round two of World Endurance Championship

Conway will share the No6 car with team mates Stephane Sarrazin and Kamui Kobayashi

2016-04-16-0059Following a successful start to his WEC season at Silverstone, MB Partners’ client Mike Conway heads to Belgium this weekend with the Toyota Gazoo Racing team, for the second round of the 2016 World Endurance Championship at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

WEC: Mark Webber’s Memories – Spa

Spa is a favourite for many drivers and has provided for some exciting racing in the past

Mark Webber Spa is not only one of Mark’s favourite circuits, he also has great memories of watching one particular race growing up and notching up his first, big international win there. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Dec 11

Jake Dennis joins Arden-Jota for combined 2016 GP3 and part WEC-campaigns

Three-party deal hands RSF driver GP3 Series plus Spa and Le Mans LMP2 drives

Jake Dennis Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver Jake Dennis will make his previously announced step up to the 2016 GP3 series with championship front-runners Arden International. 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 03

Pirelli: After Spa analysis conclusions

Following the recent technical analysis carried out on the tyres used at Spa, Pirelli concludes that…

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Aug 17

TLEC & Status Grand Prix join forces in Spa

TLEC is a Dutch Transport & Logistics Evolution Centre

Status Grand PrixStatus Grand Prix is delighted to announce its partnership with TLEC for the seventh round of the GP2 and fifth round of the GP3 Series’ at Spa Francorchamps on 21st – 23rd August. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Spa Q & A with Romain Goasguen: “As always, we have high expectations for this weekend.”

Engineer Romain Goasguen looks forward to this weekend in Spa

Racing Engineering logoRound seven of the 2015 GP2 Series sees the Racing Engineering team heading to the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, one of the most popular tracks on the calendar with drivers and spectators alike.

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Aug 14

Morris targeting big gains at Spa as GP3 Series reaches midway point

Spa is one of the greatest challenges on the GP3 calendar

Seb Morris 2First year GP3 Series racer Seb Morris is eyeing a step-up in performance and competitiveness when the category reaches its midway point at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium next weekend, 22nd/23rd August, with a return to the points the Welshman’s chief aim. 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 »

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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