Interlagos, scene of this weekend’s race, was once one of F1’s ten longest circuits. Find out about all ten – including one which was even bigger than the Nurburgring Nordschleife
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
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
With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
‘From Hawthorn to Hamilton’ was the theme of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tomorrow Lewis Hamilton could win the F1 title on the 50th anniversary of the first British driver to win the championship: Mike Hawthorn. Journeyer tells the story. An unpredictable season, with multiple winners and stunning upsets. But as we approach the … Continue reading From Hawthorn to Hamilton? (Video)
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?óÔé¼Ôäós not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
The Times’ Ed Gorman reported a very surprising development during today’s hearing into Lewis Hamilton’s controversial Spa penalty. According to Gorman, McLaren produced a document claiming the FIA tried to undermine McLaren’s argument about the admissibility of the appeal by mis-representing the position of one of its own stewards.