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 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 … Continue reading Force India deny Fisichella move claim
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.
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 … Continue reading F1 links: Raikkonen tipped for Brawn move
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 … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix quotes round-up
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 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 … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen edges Giancarlo Fisichella for win (Belgian Grand Prix review)
A Brazilian journalist claims Renault are to be investigated by the FIA over the result of last year’s Singapore Grand Prix.
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 … Continue reading Giancarlo Fisichella scores first points for Force India in Spa (pictures)
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.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 72 2 Rubens Barrichello 56 3 Sebastian Vettel 53 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 34 6 Nico Rosberg 30.5 7 Lewis Hamilton 27 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Heikki Kovalainen 17 11 Timo Glock 16 12 Fernando Alonso 16 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading F1 championship points after Belgium
1. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 2. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 4. Robert Kubica, BMW 5. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 7. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 12. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari 13. Kazuki … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix race result
Jenson Button faces a threat to his championship lead after being eliminated in a crash at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix. Button’s race ended in the barriers at Les Combes along with Lewis Hamilton, Romain Grosjean and Jaime Alguersuari.
Review the Belgian Grand Prix live blog below.
We didn’t get any more rain at Spa-Francorchamps today but we got a thrilling and unpredictable qualifying session anyway. Here’s a look back at today’s action with over 80 pictures from qualifying.
Here in Britain the BBC failed to show the post-qualifying press conference. This was particularly frustrating given we had such an exciting and unpredictable qualifying session. Apparently it was due a rugby match which was on afterwards. For those who missed it, here’s a transcript of the press conference. BBC have now put the first … Continue reading Belgian GP qualifying press conference
Giancarlo Fisichella’s light fuel load could leave him vulnerable to attack from Jarno Trulli and Nick Heidfeld in tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. Trulli is carrying 8.6kg more fuel than his fellow Italian who he shares the front row of the grid with. Here’s the fuel weight in full and a look ahead to tomorrow’s race:
The Force India pit exploded with joy as Giancarlo Fisichella gave the team its first ever pole position. It was the first pole position for the team in its current form. The Silverstone-based squad last had a car on pole at the Nurburgring in 1999 for the European Grand Prix.
Giancarlo Fisichella’s morning got off to a bad start when he hit a rabbit during practice and had to replace his front wing. But he seized his opportunity in an unpredictable qualifying session to grab his first pole posiiton in three years – and Force India’s first ever.
1. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes – 1’46.308 2. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’46.395 3. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1’46.500 4. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’46.513 5. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’46.586 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’46.633 7. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’46.677 8. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’46.761 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix grid