Belgian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures


We didn’t get any more rain at Spa-Francorchamps today but we got a thrilling and unpredictable qualifying session anyway. Here’s a look back at today’s action with over 80 pictures from qualifying.

Belgian GP qualifying press conference

Here in Britain the BBC failed to show the post-qualifying press conference. This was particularly frustrating given we had such an exciting and unpredictable qualifying session. Apparently it was due a rugby match which was on afterwards. For those who missed it, here’s a transcript of the press conference. BBC have now put the first […]

Trulli in strong position to beat Fisichella (Belgian Grand Prix fuel and strategy)

Giancarlo Fisichella’s light fuel load could leave him vulnerable to attack from Jarno Trulli and Nick Heidfeld in tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. Trulli is carrying 8.6kg more fuel than his fellow Italian who he shares the front row of the grid with. Here’s the fuel weight in full and a look ahead to tomorrow’s race:

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 […]

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