August 2009 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Raikkonen and Fisichella are F1’s best starters (Belgian Grand Prix analysis) 31st August 2009, 15:36

The Belgian Grand Prix was fought out between the two drivers who’ve made the best starts in F1 this year: Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella. Plus, where would Timo Glock have finished without his fuel rig problem? And just how bad was it for Luca Badoer? Read on to find out.

Force India deny Fisichella move claim

Force India has moved quickly to deny remarks made by its commercial director Ian Phillips that Ferrari will confirm Giancarlo Fisichella as its driver for the Italian Grand Prix within the next 24 hours. Phillips, who often appears on the BBC’s F1 coverage, told the broadcaster: Nobody’s asked us yet but I think it’s pretty […]

2009 Belgian Grand Prix facts and stats

OK, we all know about Force India’s first points. But which driver reached his points century at Spa? And which are the only two drivers to win more Belgian Grands Prix than Kimi Raikkonen? Here are the facts and stats from yesterday’s race.

F1 links: Raikkonen tipped for Brawn move

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Giancarlo Fisichella on red alert for Ferrari Giancarlo Fisichella's manager Enrico Zanarini: “I repeat, nobody […]

Belgian Grand Prix quotes round-up 30th August 2009, 23:50

Looking through the press releases after the Belgian Grand Prix I found a few interesting quotes. Romain Grosjean didn’t last long in his second Grand Prix. And he’s surely only person who thinks Jenson Button was responsible for their tangle on the first lap: I made a very good start, moving up to thirteenth place […]

Belgian Grand Prix in pictures

Spa-Francorchamps proved once again why it is the king of F1 tracks. The Belgian Grand Prix had crashes, passes and a form book-defying result. Take a look back at today’s Grand Prix with this collection of pictures showing the race from start to finish.

Kimi Raikkonen edges Giancarlo Fisichella for win (Belgian Grand Prix review)

Kimi Raikkonen ended a 26-race losing streak by winning the Belgian Grand Prix for the fourth time in his career. Surprisingly Raikkonen’s closest contender wasn’t in a Brawn or a Red Bull or even a McLaren – he was chased around every lap of Spa by Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian, now tipped to join Raikkonen […]

Piquet Jnr and Alonso in Renault conspiracy claim

A Brazilian journalist claims Renault are to be investigated by the FIA over the result of last year’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella scores first points for Force India in Spa (pictures)

Giancarlo Fisichella finally gave Force India their first ever points in Formula 1 on their 30th attempt. He chased Kimi Raikkonen around every lap at Spa-Francorchamps, rarely more than a couple of seconds behind. With Raikkonen’s temporary team mate Luca Badoer enduring a second dire race, speculation is rife Fisichella will be a Ferrari driver […]

Belgian Grand Prix: Rate the race

Kimi Raikkonen returns to the top step of the podium, Giancarlo Fisichella grabs a first point – and seven more – for Force India, and Rubens Barrichello finishes seventh in a bonfire. What did you think of the Belgian Grand Prix? Rate the race and leave a comment below.