Belgian Grand Prix practice in pictures

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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.

Now the FIA decides F1 teams can talk to race control after all. Maybe.

We all remember how last year’s Belgian Grand Prix ended: Lewis Hamilton lost his win after the stewards deemed he had illegally overtaken Kimi Raikkonen. At the time FIA president Max Mosley insisted McLaren were in the wrong for trying to clear up the matter with race control after the incident had happened. But the […]

Make your Belgian GP predictions now

It’s predictions time again – can you predict the pole sitter and top three finishers in the Belgian Grand Prix? Name your picks below and you could win a selection of F1 prizes…

Kimi Raikkonen’s career in video (Part 1)

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F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer takes us on a video tour of the career of three-time Belgian Grand Prix winner Kimi Raikkonen. As we head to the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, one man has dominated here this decade – Kimi Raikkonen. Three-time winner, and contender for the win here last year, this man can […]

F1 links: Button backlash begins

Jenson Button’s the hunted one! Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull rev up title pressure "‘I don’t think people are saying that seriously. Who would possibly say that? “Does Jenson want to win the title or not?” It is a pretty silly question, isn’t it? ‘Why the **** am I here? That is not a question, […]

Row brewing over Cosworth engines

Daniel Audetto, the former Super Aguri managing director now working for Campos Meta 1, wants the FIA to ensure any other new teams that join F1 in 2010 also have to use Cosworth engines. He told Autosport: With all respect to Cosworth, but if the next team that comes has a Ferrari or Mercedes-Benz engine, […]

F1: not just a sport

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Is F1 a sport? Of course it is. In fact, Formula 1 is more than just a sport.

F1 links: Belgian GP under-sold

Wanted: 24.000 F1 fans for Spa-Francorchamps "The organisers of the Belgian Grand Prix at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit have only sold 46.000 tickets for this weekend's race. To break-even, they have to sell no less than 70.000, so, only days before the weekend, the organisers of the event are hoping to find 24.000 fans to […]

Williams competition winners

The “Williams” book competition was by far the most popular on the site this year and attracted entries from around the globe. Congratulations to the following ten people who each win a copy of “Williams” by Maurice Hamilton. Williams competition winners Barry Cosgrave British Columbia, Canada Myles Woerner Chicago, USA Andrew Lynn Hampshire, UK Jasen […]

Rosberg knows Spa blindfolded (almost)

Here’s an amusing video of Nico Rosberg tracing a lap of Spa-Francorchamps while blindfolded. He reckons Eau Rouge is definitely still flat-out, though presumably he won’t be tackling it with his eyes covered: Eau Rouge… unfortunately nowadays isn’t that difficult any more. Because of all the downforce on the car, it’s become quite easy to […]

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