Lewis Hamilton’s penalty in the Belgian Grand Prix has provoked unprecedented levels of debate and discussion on F1 Fanatic – nearly 900 comments spread across four articles. Tomorrow the World Motor Sports Council meets to pass judgement on McLaren’s appeal against the penalty. Will they change the stewards’ verdict? Will the penalty be decided on … Continue reading Hamilton penalty: The trial (Poll)
Five days after the Hamilton penalty controversy the FIA has announced how drivers should behave if they cut a corner and gain an advantage while racing a driver for position. According to Autosport: Drivers [have been] informed that in the event of a driver cutting a chicane and gaining a position, he not only had … Continue reading Hamilton penalty: FIA closes the stable door after the horse has bolted (Video)
After the European Grand Prix I created a series of charts to see how the race lap times by the drivers in each of the top three teams compared. This time I’ve repeated the exercise for all 20 drivers in the Belgian Grand Prix. Which drivers coped best with the wet weather? Which team mates … Continue reading Belgian GP: team mate performances
Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated
After the stewards took Lewis Hamilton’s win in the Belgian Grand Prix and handed it to Felipe Massa comments flew into F1 Fanatic faster than I had time to read them. Inevitably many have reacted to the decision based on whether they’re fans of Hamilton or Ferrari, which is understandable. But reading the hundreds of … Continue reading Seven reasons why so many F1 fans are furious about Hamilton’s penalty
Spa-Francorchamps in all its glory. Here’s a selection of high-resolution pictures from the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa is, for now at least, the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix. Taking the results as they stand, here’s a look at the stats and facts from yesterday’s race.
Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling Belgian Grand Prix but the stewards’ decision to strip him of victory soured an otherwise magnificent race.
Lewis Hamilton has had his victory in the Belgian Grand Prix taken away from him by the Belgian Grand Prix stewards. The stewards added 25 seconds to his race time for cutting the chicane while battling with Kimi Raikkonen, leaving him third behind Nick Heidfeld. This is an absolute travesty of a decision which mocks … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton stripped of Belgian GP win – another asinine FIA decision
Timo Glock has been relegated from eighth to ninth place in the Belgian Grand Prix after passing Mark Webber under yellow flags in the vicinity of Kimi Raikkonen’s crashed Ferrari. Glock had finished eighth, but was given a 25-second penalty by the stewards, dropping him to ninth. No word yet on any penalty for Lewis … Continue reading Timo Glock loses point after penalty
Fernando Alonso claimed he would have won the Belgian Grand Prix if he had switched to wet weather tyres sooner. A look a the lap times suggest Alonso has a point. Instead of Alonso passing Sebastian Vettel at the final corner, it could have been Lewis Hamilton…
The drivers’ and constructors’ championship tables are below and have been updated following Timo Glock and Lewis Hamilton’s penalties
Lewis Hamilton snatched victory in the Belgian Grand Prix from Kimi Raikkonen in the dying stages of the race. But their thrilling duel as rain fell in the final laps of the race is being investigated by the stewards who feel Hamilton and Raikkonen may have broken the rules. Here’s a video of what happened:
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Join in the Belgian Grand Prix live blog below. Here are some useful links: Links to live F1 video (please post any new video links here) Live F1 timing Radio commentary (UK) 2008 Belgian Grand Prix event information Spa-Francorchamps circuit information and diagram To read earlier messages in the live blog it will be easier … Continue reading 2008 Belgian Grand Prix Live Blog
Fuel strategy is enormously (and wearisomely) important in deciding the outcome of races. So when will Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and the rest of the top ten have to make their first stops for fuel tomorrow? During the qualifying live blog Bert did a quick comparison of the increases in lap times between Q2 and … Continue reading Belgian GP driver fuel load predictions
Lewis Hamilton will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position alongside title rival Felipe Massa. Their team mates will line-up directly behind them on row two with Heikki Kovalainen ahead of Kimi Raikkonen.
The Belgian Grand Prix qualifying live blog has finished. Review the live blog in full below.
The Belgian Grand Prix free practice 3 live blog has finished. See below to review the live blog in full.
The Belgian Grand Prix free practice 2 live blog has finished. You can review the live blog in full below.