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Belgian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures 29th August 2009, 19:00

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.

Trulli in strong position to beat Fisichella (Belgian Grand Prix fuel and strategy)

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:

Giancarlo Fisichella stuns with Spa pole position (Belgian Grand Prix qualifying)

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.

Belgian Grand Prix grid

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 […]

Belgian Grand Prix practice in pictures 28th August 2009, 22:52

Practice got started for the Belgian Grand Prix today in mixed conditions. We had a rain-lashed session in the morning, and sunny skies in the afternoon. Spa is holding true to form. Have any teams brought upgrades so soon after the last race? Get a close look at the cars with this selection of pictures.

Red Bull aiming to strike back at Spa (Belgian Grand Prix preview) 26th August 2009, 11:00

Racing on Valencia’s uninteresting point-and-squirt street circuit one weekend, and the majestic sweeps and crests of Spa-Francorchamps the next, is swapping the ridiculous for the sublime. Many driver name Spa as their favourite because it allows them to explore the limits of their machines and themselves. With the possibility of rain thrown into the mix, […]

Barrichello’s win and Badoer’s struggle examined (European Grand Prix analysis) 24th August 2009, 12:00

All the signs before the race were that Rubens Barrichello had the strategy to take on the McLarens. And so it proved – but would he have won without Hamilton’s problem? Let’s take a look at how the European Grand Prix unfolded.

2009 European Grand Prix stats and facts

The European Grand Prix saw Rubens Barrichello’s first win for almost five years, and the 100th race victory for a Brazilian driver. Here’s the stats and facts round-up from the European Grand Prix.

European Grand Prix teams’ quotes 23rd August 2009, 23:01

Here’s what the teams had to say after the European Grand Prix: McLaren Lewis made a good start from pole position, and drove a strong first stint to lead the opening laps, stretching his advantage over Heikki and Rubens Barrichello in so doing. Pitting for the first time on lap 16, Lewis resumed in fourth […]

European Grand Prix in pictures

The streets of Valencia may not quite be a match for Monte-Carlo, but there was definitely a splash more colour about the place this year. Here’s a look back at the race in pictures, including Sebastien Buemi aand Timo Glock’s coming-together, Sebastian Vettel’s retirement – and a very happy Rubens Barrichello.