30th August 2010, 21:22 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

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 […]

Recovery drives (Mercedes race review)

Despite starting from what was by far their worst grid positions of the year – 14th and 21st – the Mercedes duo scored 14 points. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 21 14 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’47.874 (-0.011) 1’47.885 Race position 7 6 Average race lap 2’01.814 (+0.072) 2’01.742 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops […]

Spa yields nothing (Williams race review)

A crash for Barrichello and car trouble for H???lkenberg left Williams point-less in Spa while Force India pulled further ahead of them in the championship. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg Qualifying position 7 9 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’46.602 (-0.451) 1’47.053 Race position 14 Average race lap 2’04.774 Laps 0/44 43/44 Pit stops 0 2 You […]

Points for Kobayashi (Sauber race review)

Kamui Kobayashi scored points for the fourth time in five races despite an error in qualifying. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 24 17 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 2’05.294 (+3.01) 2’02.284 Race position 11 8 Average race lap 2’02.279 (+0.44) 2’01.840 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops 4 2 You need to upgrade your […]