Superficially, Spa was a bit of a head-scratcher. Four weeks earlier, in Hungary, McLaren were 1.3 seconds off the pace of Red Bull. How was the Woking-based outfit able to more than claw back that deficit at Belgium – despite having had a mandatory two-week factory shut down between the races?
The Belgian Grand Prix discussion page on F1 Fanatic was teeming with over 800 messages between F1 Fanatics planning their trip to last weekend’s race. Carol Treurnicht was among those at Spa last weekend and met up with loads of other F1 fans. They got soaked, blagged some paddock passes and one of them got … Continue reading From the stands: Carol Treurnicht watches the Belgian GP at Spa
Vitantonio Liuzzi says he would have easily passed Jaime Alguersuari if the Toro Rosso driver hadn’t cut the chicane during the Belgian Grand Prix. Alguersuari was given a 20-second time penalty by the stewards after the race, demoting him to 13th and promoting Liuzzi to tenth. Liuzzi said: We could have easily passed him, but … Continue reading Liuzzi: “I’d have passed Alguersuari easily”
Spa served up another classic race and could prove a turning point in the world championship as Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber pulled away from their nearest rivals. Find all the F1 Fanatic Belgian Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every … Continue reading 2010 Belgian Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
Which driver did the best job during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Belgian Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
There may have been a four-week break between Hungary and Belgium but the result was much the same for the two Red Bull drivers. Mark Webber grabbed every point available while Sebastian Vettel threw them away. But the team did not enjoy anything like the performance advantage they had in Hungary. That could have been … Continue reading Damage limitation for Webber – but not Vettel (Red Bull race review)
Fernando Alonso was tipped for victory after topping both practice sessions on Friday. But Ferrari’s pace seemed to desert them on Saturday morning. And, as far as the drivers’ championship is concerned, it was the ‘wrong’ driver who brought home points.
Robert Kubica was very happy with Renault’s F-duct upgrade and finished on the podium for the third time this year. Without minor problems in qualifying and the race this was a Grand Prix Renault could have won. Team mate Vitaly Petrov joined him in the points despite a costly crash in qualifying that left him … Continue reading Renault’s latest upgrade gives Kubica a shot at victory (Renault race review)
Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 8 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’47.292 (-1.388) 1’48.680 Race position 5 10 Average race lap 2’01.667 (-0.585) 2’02.252 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops 2 4 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Adrian Sutil There was no repeat of their … Continue reading Both cars score (Force India race review)
Despite starting from what was by far their worst grid positions of the year – 14th and 21st – the Mercedes duo scored 14 points. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 21 14 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’47.874 (-0.011) 1’47.885 Race position 7 6 Average race lap 2’01.814 (+0.072) 2’01.742 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops … Continue reading Recovery drives (Mercedes race review)
A crash for Barrichello and car trouble for H?β??lkenberg left Williams point-less in Spa while Force India pulled further ahead of them in the championship. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?β??lkenberg Qualifying position 7 9 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’46.602 (-0.451) 1’47.053 Race position 14 Average race lap 2’04.774 Laps 0/44 43/44 Pit stops 0 2 You … Continue reading Spa yields nothing (Williams race review)
Kamui Kobayashi scored points for the fourth time in five races despite an error in qualifying. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 24 17 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 2’05.294 (+3.01) 2’02.284 Race position 11 8 Average race lap 2’02.279 (+0.44) 2’01.840 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops 4 2 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Points for Kobayashi (Sauber race review)
Toro Rosso were out of the points for the fourth race in a row after Alguersuari’s post-race penalty. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 16 11 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’49.209 (+0.942) 1’48.267 Race position 12 13 Average race lap 2’02.367 (-0.217) 2’02.585 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops 4 3 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading No points again (STR race review)
A good result for Kovalainen in qualifying was the highlight of Lotus’s weekend. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 15 13 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 2’01.491 (+0.148) 2’01.343 Race position 19 16 Average race lap 2’05.741 (+0.519) 2’05.222 Laps 43/44 43/44 Pit stops 1 3 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times … Continue reading Kovalainen’s bad start (Lotus race review)
Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 20 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 2’01.316 (-16.838) 2’18.154 Race position 18 17 Average race lap 2’05.402 (+0.139) 2’05.263 Laps 43/44 43/44 Pit stops 3 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Timo Glock Glock had to use a … Continue reading Unhappy di Grassi (Virgin race review)
HRT had their best starting positions of the year – 18th and 19th – but there was little cheer in the race. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 19 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 2’03.941 (+0.329) 2’03.612 Race position 20 Average race lap 2’08.510 (-20.804) 2’29.314 Laps 42/44 5/44 Pit stops 2 2 You need … Continue reading Senna out early (HRT race review)
Sebastian Vettel has already admitted fault for his error during the Belgian Grand Prix that took Jenson Button out of the race. The stewards took a surprising decision to penalise him for the move – even though in the past drivers have rarely been punished for similar collisions with other drivers. Vettel clearly made a … Continue reading Should Vettel have had a penalty? (Poll)
Lewis Hamilton’s 14th career win was only the second time he’d led every lap of an F1 race. But Ferrari’s feat of having both their cars classified in every race this year came to an end when Fernando Alonso crashed out. Read on for the stats and facts from the Belgian Grand Prix.
Red Bull aren’t just struggling to turn pole positions into wins – they’re finding it hard to keep their lead as far as the first corner. It happened again in today’s race at Spa, with Mark Webber slipping to sixth place within a few hundred metres of the start. Review the race in detail with … Continue reading Webber shows starts are still a Red Bull weakness (Belgian Grand Prix analysis)
Two of the quickest pit stops of the race helped Mark Webber claim secnd place in Spa. He had the fastest pit stop of the race on lap 22. It might have allowed him to take second place of Robert Kubica but the Renault driver enjoyed the second-best stop of the race when he came … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix pit stops