August 2010 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Two points cover the top four as the Predictions Championship heats up 31st August 2010, 12:34

Title contenders Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button’s failure to score in Belgium meant we saw a very low-scoring round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. But not for Athos Merkis who made the best prediction to claim 29 points plus a Lotus DVD boxset.

2010 Belgian Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review

Spa served up another classic race and could prove a turning point in the world championship as Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber pulled away from their nearest rivals. Find all the F1 Fanatic Belgian Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 31/8/2010

Today is Luca di Montezemolo’s birthday – the Ferrari president is 63 years old. What sort of present could you possibly buy for the man who has unrestricted access to any Ferrari he chooses? Anyway, happy birthday to him! Here’s today’s round-up: Links F1 teams to have more pre-season tests in 2011 (Reuters) Martin Whitmarsh: […]

Ferrari to test new aero at Vairano 30th August 2010, 21:22

Ferrari are to conduct one of their permitted straight-line aerodynamic tests at Vairano following their “unsatisfactory” performance at Spa. The team said in a statement that the new parts introduced in Spa had not performed as expected and would get a ‘real-world’ test ahead of their home Grand Prix at Monza next week: One can […]

Who was the best driver of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend?

Which driver did the best job during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Belgian Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.

Damage limitation for Webber – but not Vettel (Red Bull race review)

There may have been a four-week break between Hungary and Belgium but the result was much the same for the two Red Bull drivers. Mark Webber grabbed every point available while Sebastian Vettel threw them away. But the team did not enjoy anything like the performance advantage they had in Hungary. That could have been […]

Ferrari’s practice pace disappears on Sunday (Ferrari race review)

Fernando Alonso was tipped for victory after topping both practice sessions on Friday. But Ferrari’s pace seemed to desert them on Saturday morning. And, as far as the drivers’ championship is concerned, it was the ‘wrong’ driver who brought home points.

Spa chaos claims Button, spares Hamilton (McLaren race review)

Having been miles off the pace in Hungary, McLaren were back in contention for victory in Spa. Hamilton showed a great touch in the damp conditions most of the time – especially at the start of Q2. But he nearly lost his win when he went off at Rivage near the end of the race. […]

Renault’s latest upgrade gives Kubica a shot at victory (Renault race review)

Robert Kubica was very happy with Renault’s F-duct upgrade and finished on the podium for the third time this year. Without minor problems in qualifying and the race this was a Grand Prix Renault could have won. Team mate Vitaly Petrov joined him in the points despite a costly crash in qualifying that left him […]

Both cars score (Force India race review)

Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 8 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’47.292 (-1.388) 1’48.680 Race position 5 10 Average race lap 2’01.667 (-0.585) 2’02.252 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops 2 4 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Adrian Sutil There was no repeat of their […]