Force India celebrate after Giancarlo Fisichella takes pole position (pictures)

The Force India pit exploded with joy as Giancarlo Fisichella gave the team its first ever pole position. It was the first pole position for the team in its current form. The Silverstone-based squad last had a car on pole at the Nurburgring in 1999 for the European Grand Prix.

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 […]

Kimi Raikkonen’s career in video (Part 2)

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at Kimi Raikkonen’s F1 career so far… Kimi Raikkonen is known by many to be fast and good-looking. But he’s also an enigma – he’s not exactly outgoing, and he shuns PR events. As Raikkonen’s lustre in F1 began to wane, many questioned his commitment to the […]

F1 links: Bahrain to begin 2010 season

Sneak preview: Bahrain kicks off 2010 F1 calendar “It?s an 18 race calendar and it starts with Bahrain because Australia needs to be scheduled for a date after the clocks go forward to shorten up the time difference and make the race time in Europe later.” Bahrain first on the calendar? It wasn’t a great […]

Belgian Grand Prix practice in pictures


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)


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, […]

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