The most recent change to the Spa-Francorchamps track layout is still struggling to find favour with drivers.
Kimi Raikkonen says the challenge has been restored to Spa’s signature Eau Rouge corner but he expects it to be less difficult than last year.
The French Grand Prix is set to return to the F1 calendar at the Paul Ricard circuit.
Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium is one of four tracks on the current Formula 1 calendar which also featured in the first world championship in 1950. Here’s how it’s changed since then.
The Belgian Grand Prix organisers have made some tweaks to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit ahead of this weekend’s F1 race. The outside of the La Source hairpin – turn one – now has a longer strip of astroturf which has been increased to three metres wide. This may discourage drivers from going off the track there … Continue reading Track tweaks at Spa ahead of race
Looking ahead to the next round of the world championship at Spa-Francorchamps, Heikki Kovalainen enthused about the track but reserved some criticism for the slow chicane added to the circuit in 2007: I think Spa is one of the circuits where it’s still possible to have a big accident. It’s little more risky than some … Continue reading Kovalainen: Spa is great, but not the chicane
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)
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